1. Katherine said:

    I have tears right now. Tears of pride, tears of worry and tears of love.

    So so SO proud of you for talking about this.
    Love you and wish I could hop on a plane to come help you.
    The worry, isn’t really valid. I know you’re going to come through this ok. The fact that you’re talking about it is proof that you’re going to take the actions necessary to be good!

    Love you!

    Monday, January 23, 2012
  2. Stacey said:

    While I’ve never been there, I do honestly feel for you. I think it’s incredibly brave of any mother to share her experience on this. This is what helps others to feel less alone. I’m thinking about you, and I hope you find some guidance and support in whichever way works for your family. XO

    Monday, January 23, 2012
  3. Lacey Bean said:

    Thank you for posting about this and being so honest. I’m terrified of postpartum after I have the baby, and the bloggers like you who are open about it make me feel like if it does happen to me, it’ll be manageable and OK in the end.

    HUGS!! <3

    Monday, January 23, 2012
  4. Gina said:

    I’m proud of you for recognizing your postpartum symptoms and getting help; in a lot of cases, that’s the hardest part. You are so brave.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, friend. <3

    Monday, January 23, 2012
  5. terra said:

    I’m so proud that you’re speaking out about all this. I agree that it’s not something that’s talked about enough, just like many other sorts of depression. I’m proud of you for taking a stand, for telling your story and for being brave enough to post it and admit it. Hugs & cheers to you, lady!

    Saturday, January 28, 2012
  6. Vanessa said:

    Kace! I admire you sooo much for writing this. And your thoughts on talking/not talking about the issue have been mine exactly… there is so much guilt, fear, etc. involved even when we know that talking about it is one of the best ways to deal. I really care about about you and want the best for you and your beautiful little fam. Like the ladies have said, I know you’re going to make it out okay, because of the brave steps that you’re taking!

    I just want to say that I feel the same way (maybe not the EXACT same way) but I’ve been to the point of saying, “I don’t want to wake up in the morning. They don’t need me, and I’m a horrible person for not being able to handle my life, handle the consequences of my own decisions. I can’t do this… I just can’t.” It’s such a dark place to be and I’m still dealing with it on MOST days. (Though it didn’t truly hit until this summer, when X was around 1… when I faced having to go back to work… not being able to pay for babysitting… feeling guilty for being away from X… feeling guilty about not working enough and making enough money… etc. etc. etc.)

    J and I were actually talking about my recent depression and blogging is a little part of my “self-therapy” that I hope helps even a teeny tiny bit. I used to write poetry and journal entries like mad, and it all stopped mid-pregnancy. So here goes. The name of my site: OnEdgeToGood… describing the range of my mental state throughout the day!

    Hugs~ xoxo

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012
  7. […] let me say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who commented on my first post on postpartum. The amount of love and understanding I received was not expected. Please know I’ve read all […]

    Saturday, March 31, 2012

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