Friday, August 12, 2011

Baby Blues

The baby blues.   I have not experienced this before.   Unexplained sadness, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, crying....
It is so very strange.   I know that I am okay but I have this haunting sensation that follows me around all day tugging on my happiness, adding weight and burden to simple tasks and conversations.   I do not have adequate words to explain.   I am enjoying the new baby.   Our family is adjusting beautifully.   Breastfeeding and bonding couldn't be better.   So what is it?   What is wrong?

I look at myself in the mirror and I am confused by what I see.  I can see the effects of the conflicting emotions on my face.   My skin appears heavy upon my bones.    My eyes seem numb and unaware.  

And maybe the fact that there isn't an answer or a reason why is causing such panic in me.  

So, for now, I guess I just wait.   And hope.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amber! How beautiful for you to reach out to your friends and the community to share yourself! Even the healthiest of mothers experiences enormous postpartum fatigue and stress. It is important to help the mother rejuvenate, if you 'mother the mother', then you are able to care for your baby with joy and ease instead of feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. You can be a better mother. I would like to offer you an Indian Head Massage at a reduced price. Please call me for details if you would like!
    Reach out any time dearest.
    Kiki Erspamer