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Treating Post Partum Anxiety & Depression without a script!

Post partum anxiety… Wait what? I’ve heard of post partum depression…We all have; but I hadn’t heard much, well anything about Post Partum Anxiety (PPA) until I started researching my symptoms.

I expected to have some baby blues which I was told would last about 2 weeks after having Ari and boy did I! I cried about everything, EVERYTHING. If I saw a picture of Ari I’d cry when I realized I’d have to supplement with formula I cried and cried. When I was still crying 8 weeks later I thought there was a problem. Read More »

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Finally Home…Back in the City!

family-homeAs I sit here nursing my LO to sleep I’ve decided its time to get back to blogging, if for no reason other than to get my feelings out… therapy of sorts. So If it sounds like I’m rambling then I probably am 🙂

Since Ari was born (3 months ago) I’ve been to heaven… hell…and back. We’ve moved twice, fueled partly by my Post Partum Anxiety/Depression. Anxiety would always hit me around the same time everyday, in the evening. I’d start crying no matter how hard I’d try to keep it in. I knew what the night had in store, and it wasn’t sleep. A friend reminded me that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture and I can totally see why! Read More »

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LIFESAVER aka Gripe Water!

OH MY GOODNESS! I am actually able to sit here in front of my laptop and press buttons!! Unlike every other day for the last few weeks, Ari is comfortably napping on his own and not in my arms. Ari was staying up for 4+ hours at a time…falling asleep for a few minutes here and there but always a VERY light sleep; he would wake up crying and wanted to nurse continuously for comfort. My poor baby had tummy troubles.

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Where does the time go?!

Wow! Ari is two weeks old and I’ve been meaning to post something…anything at least a few times per week but my little man is running the show. He’s a natural born BOSS! Between taking care of Ari, conquering green slimy poop ( I was so excited to see yellow seedy poop again), a gassy tummy and family visiting the time just runs away from me! I’m loving being a mom, Ari is a dream and has already taught me a thing or two… Read More »

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I’m the last to go…

Greg and I joined a small group this past August. If you’re not familiar with small groups its a group of people, usually within the same stage of life (In our case married couples with children) that meet weekly for bible studies, social events and to simply “do life” together over a 2 year period.

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Me?!…At a Loss for Words?

Its been a while since I’ve posted; which I find strange. I’m usually brimming with ideas or things I want to share, but now I’ve entered this place of…waiting, waiting, waiting. Instead of trying to come up with some clever topic I just going to keep it honest. I’m due in six days (wow six days!) and my body has been giving me signs (mucous plug & bloody show kind of signs) that it’s preparing for labor, and baby is still breech.

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