Update & Pics

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Jenni Beth's picture
Joined: 03/03/11
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Update & Pics

I've been MIA for a bit. I'm still struggling with postpartum depression but I've been on medicine for the past week and beginning to feel better. I still have a long ways to go to get in a better place emotionally. I finally gave up bfing and even though I was devastated I know that it was for the best. Carter wakes up to eat 3-4 ounces about every 2 hours and his schedule has me exhausted. Matt has had to work third shift at work some and that doesn't leave me with a lot of help. His mom and my mom have been coming over to give me a break so I can sleep. Carter will be a month old next Friday. It is so hard to believe that time has passed this fast. Congratulations to all the mama's who have had their babies and ELVs to those of you still pregnant. Here's a few pics:

Newborn pic from the hospital:

Carter and Matt:

5 days old:

Found his thumb:

Sleeping:

kmm123's picture
Joined: 12/13/08
Posts: 1839

I'm so glad you posted I was going to post today asking if you were out there! I'm glad you reached out and got help and are starting to feel better. I hope each day gets better! He's such a beautiful baby!

seyelephant60's picture
Joined: 07/18/11
Posts: 214

He's so handsome! Sorry to hear about the pp. but glad that your taking care of it. I too am unable to bf so i've been pumping... it works but its really time consuming. Parker has been gettign his days and night mixed up so we are awake all night and sleep all day. I'm trying to fix that.

ashamom27's picture
Joined: 07/06/06
Posts: 1010

He is so precious!!! I just love the thumb picture!!
I hope that you will feel better with each passing day. I can't believe he is almost a month old!

lily0624's picture
Joined: 03/21/07
Posts: 591

he is just delicious!!! nice work, mama!

time is flying that he's going to be a month old next week! my goodness! it's great you have your mom and MIL coming over to help out. a nice thing about formula feeding is that you can actually get a rest! that should definitely help lift your spirits. now be sure to really rest when they come over. don't do any housework or anything silly like that!

i hope you start feeling better soon. try to get outside for some fresh air. bundle up the baby and walk around the block. i remember when thomas was so small i used to walk to the fruit store or butcher and something and i considered it a personal triumph if i just bought some pears that day. lol.

he's so cute! enjoy as much as you can!

sandraleigh's picture
Joined: 11/23/06
Posts: 2672

I'm so glad to hear things are getting better. It sounds like you made the best decisions for you and Carter!

I can't believe how time is flying by! One month old next Friday???? That's my induction date...looks like our boys will be a full month apart!

violetgrl's picture
Joined: 02/04/08
Posts: 181

what a cutie!!!!
I find that my emotions are more volatile, pp, on the days I get less sleep, maybe take extra naps or get some feeding help anight if it helps...

Summer05's picture
Joined: 09/18/05
Posts: 790

Glad to hear your update, I have been thinking about you. Firstly OMG he is just gorgeous!!! Sorry the feeding schedule is so constant... that's rough and would definitely do me in! Really glad you're starting to feel a little better and that your Mom & MIL are able to help out a bit. Wow 3 weeks already, time does fly I can't believe lil Liam is 2 weeks already. Rest up and get some fresh air when you can Smile

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Joined: 04/06/11
Posts: 5454

Oh Jenni he is absolute beautiful!! I'm so sorry about all that you're going through, from the PPD to the BF... I know it can be really difficult. I promise things will get easier... but for now, just try to get a little bit of rest and kiss those chubby cheeks of his all over the place!!