Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bits and pieces

Sorry for the extended silence. Having problems with my emotions; seem to have a classic case of the "baby blues". Every sensation just tears me to bits. I do not recognize myself. Hoping a few hours of sleep (if I can find a way to get them) and remembering to eat will help.

Will post more soon.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember those days. Try getting your husband to take her out for a walk after you have fed her. Then go straight to bed!! That way you won't be able to hear her even if she fusses. It was the best thing my dh ever did for me. I passed out and slept for 3 hours straight. I felt like a new woman! take care of yourself, and congratulations!!

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

I agree with anonymous...those first few weeks are tough. Be good to yourself and realize these feelings are all very normal and common, however unpleasant. It will get better.


11:34 AM  
Blogger Anna H. said...

Love you, Bugs.


12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bugs, Sounds exactly like me for the first few days/weeks - its an overwhelming crazy sleep-deprived time! You've got squillions of hormones coursing through your body - like PMT on overdrive and then some - which should settle down pretty soon. But don't underestimate the effect on your emotions that sleep deprivation has - its a torture device for a reason. It really does get better - honest! hugs, Maz xxx

12:10 PM  
Blogger Lindy said...

Thinking of you! And I like the suggestion that Jeff take her for a walk.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Thalia said...

Sorry it's a tough time. Do sleep at all possible instances and ask for help if you need it - or we can tell the relevant people to help if you let us know who they are?

2:53 PM  
Blogger Zarqa said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that you're blue. This too shall pass. Take care of yourself!

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Celeste said...

Wishing you peace and 4 hours of uninterupted sleep.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

I remember that part too. It does get better. Take care of yourself any way you can.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I've emailed this quote several times means a lot to me, and I hope you'll appreciate it too...

"Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow, too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop her own individuality--especially while you struggle to keep your own."
Written by Marguerite Kelly

Hang in there...everybody is truly gets much, much better.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Please rest assured that what you're feeling and thinking are pretty common in those early weeks. I too remember those days, and feelings, well, as many other lovely women have noted here as well.

I liken the first six weeks to an experiment in survival. You're kind of hunkered down in a trench, just trying to make sense of it all: your emotions, that wonderful little person and their schedule (or lack thereof), your new role(s), and so much more.

It really will get better with time. For now though, please be good to yourself and try to rest when you possibly can (that whole 'sleep when the baby sleeps' didn't work for me as there was just so much to do, or so I thought)...and don't be afraid to let the laundry pile up, to order out take out for a few weeks, and do whatever else it takes for you to cut yourself some much-needed slack.

Hang in there...before you know it, this time will be a memory and the best is yet to come, for reals.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Millie said...

Hope you get some sleep soon. It will get better soon even though it probably doesn't seem like it.

Thinking of you guys.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Menita said...

It gets better. Around week 5. Seriously. It's like magic.
In the meantime, the idea of having someone take her out of the house so you can sleep is brilliant.
Hang in there.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Dramalish said...

Hey Bugs...
Why don't people talk about how common the baby blues are? Sigh. It gets better after the first week or so.
Sleep helps tremendously. So does food- but it took me a while to get my appetite back.
You'll feel better soon. Take care,

11:31 AM  
Blogger HomeFireBlue said...

Yeah, just roll with it, sweetie. It's damned tough here right now but it does get better. I swear!

Here's what I did every time I got overwhelmed: Hand baby to hubby and go get in the shower. Tell him you may be out only when the water runs cold.

Grab a glass of wine (if you're b/f feed baby first, of course) and put on a good CD if you're in the mood. Otherwise just sit there (yes, I said sit ... as in down in the tub with the shower running) sip your wine and let the sound of the water fill your ears and your brain and let some of your blues just run down the drain.

Hey .. that rhymed!

Feel better Bugs. We lurve ya.


11:55 AM  
Blogger Em said...

Olivia Rose is beautifil. Take care of yourself.

12:00 PM  
Blogger kristenL said...

I am so happy for you and jeff. She is so beautiful!
I have tears in my eyes!
really sleep cures the more blus of the baby blues...

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

I can really relate, as I'm sure most new moms can. I remember feeling so happy, but at the same time bursting into tears for no apparent reason ALL THE TIME. What a rollercoaster those first couple of weeks were for me. I hope you feel better--and more like yourself--soon.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Ornery said...

Thinking of you.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Anna H. said...

Thinking of you, my friend.

Much love.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Dunn Family said...

Hang in there, it will get better. Once you are in a real routine, it will help. Keep smiling! She is beautiful!
If you continue to be sad don't hesitate to talk to your doctor about it, they know exactly what to say to help. Good Luck!

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Alex/ Infertile Gourmet said...

I do not think that I congratulated you on your beautiful baby. So congratulations!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Blue said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Take it easy on yourself. Take care of yourself, take care of your daughter and let everything else in the world go.

12:23 PM  

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