After last week’s rollercoaster week, I’m pleased to say that this week has been a better one, perhaps due to a sense of
I’ve finally accepted the need for ask for help and admit what I’ve suspected deep down for several months, that I have postnatal depression. Accepting that telling myself that tomorrow will be better if only I try harder is not going to make it go away and that it is okay to ask for help and that admitting I’m struggling does not make me a bad mother. So I finally saw the GP who was lovely. She has seen me through my last two pregnancies, has been one of the two GPs that generally sees Jessica and knows our history. She listened and was sympathetic and understanding which was just what I needed. I’ve been referred for CBT, my lovely health visitor is now in the loop also (another person who is fully aware of our history with Jessica – makes it so much easier when I don’t have to explain it all!) and has arranged for ‘listening visits’ to help support me. And I feel so much better this week knowing that I’ve taken some positive steps on the road to recovery.
I’ve been keeping up with my ’31 days of smiles’ Instagram challenge which is definitely helping to keep me focused on the positives as well. My favourite moment so far I think is today’s one – Sophie’s very adorable little lion roar:
Linking in with Jocelyn at the Reading Residence for Word of the Week: