Friday, July 17, 2009
Baby Blues / Post-Partum Blues
Yes, having a baby can bring much joy, but it can also be very challenging in ways I never expected. Having a baby is both exhilarating and exhausting.
I started experiencing baby blues symptoms 4 days after delivery.
I felt weepy and sad and I found myself crying over little things. Although I am blessed with a beautiful and healthy baby and also a loving husband, I still got very depressed - it is a feeling I couldn't describe to anyone.
Worrying about many things make it worse - I felt anxious about my baby's well-being (jaundice), my transition to motherhood, and adjusting to my new routine.
I felt overwhelmed by my new responsibilities.
The physical pain of my engorged breasts added with my sleep deprivation didnt't help either. I was becoming very teary up 'til a little after the first week post-pregnancy.
Things started looking brighter after that. Breasts engorgement got better, everything got more organized, etc. All in all, I got used being a mummy
I got better as days go by...feeling more confident about everything -the baby, the routine, etc.
Thanks to a loving husband and support from family and friends, I SURVIVED! ;D