Mixed Bag of Emotions

5 Feb

Please forgive me for not getting back to each of you yet. It’s been really hectic and busy, if love to find even 5 minutes for myself to relax. Lots has happened in the last month and half or so. I’ve been getting used to motherhood, adjusting from the hormones, the weight and body changes, and getting used to my daughter and trying to figure out her personality from what she likes and doesn’t. My parents left, and last but not least I moved into my in laws house. It’s taken some time to adjust to all the changes (and I’m not sure whether that many changes is good or bad), but so far I’ve been ok. Hormones are wack! Reminds me of my infertility days. The shots, the pills, and the downright low levels that made me so blue. Some days I’m good, and some days I feel unattached and really sad. This has been hard. It’s been hard trying to figure out hoe my body will be after all has been said and done. I’m not sure if breast feeding is enough to adjust my hormone levels or I need help. And what kind of help can I get either way? Birth control cuts off your milk completely, so I guess I will try to just stick it out on my own. Ahh motherhood, what can I say. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing, and I’m oh so grateful for the most precious gift one can get, but it’s a mixed bag of emotions in the beginning. I will save that for the next post, and will create a new post just on my daughter and how she’s adjusting soon. But for now I wanted to leave you with a little something since I’ve been Mia for so long. Please forgive dear friends, will update soon xo

11 Responses to “Mixed Bag of Emotions”

  1. Lauren February 6, 2014 at 12:13 am #

    Take your time! New mamas have so much on their plate. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to support you emotionally!

    • bloggerkuwait February 9, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

      Thank you so much honey! I really appreciate it! Take in this quiet time, we get so excited about their arrival that we forget to enjoy the quiet time before ☺️

    • bloggerkuwait February 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

      Hi where have you been?? Did you have your baby? I’ve been checking wordpress all the time looking for updates from you!

      • Lauren February 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

        Sorry friend! It has been a crazy busy week with family in town and teaching and preparing. I’m planning on updating ASAP. Abby is still inside! Yay! I have two appointments today and I’m praying for permission to stay pregnant 🙂 I have a really good feeling, but technically I could find out today that she needs to be delivered.

      • bloggerkuwait February 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

        Yay! I am so happy to hear that! Take your time with updating, I know how crazy busy everything can be. Keep me updated as soon as you can, sending out prayers your way xo

  2. K, Twin Mom February 6, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    They have a mini pill now. I’ve read that many people didn’t like it for whatever reason. But my experience is that I’m still breastfeeding 3 months after starting it, and you know, I did begin to feel less out of it once I began it. I never thought of it helping to regulate my sad hormones, but that makes so much sense now. It’s natural to be sad and disconnected after child birth, but post partum depression is a real thing. So, if you can’t shake it, talk to your dr about it. Well wishes to you all!

    • bloggerkuwait February 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

      Ugh. It’s so difficult to deal with. You know what’s even sadder? Don’t think they have that pill here, I’m currently living in Kuwait. I will ask my doctor though. You know those sad hormones really make us out of it like you said. Some days I feel really sad and some days I feel normal. This roller coaster of emotions is so difficult. Thanks for letting me know about it, I will check it out def 👍

  3. Stephanie February 7, 2014 at 1:08 am #

    There is a progesterone-only birth control you can take that does not interfere with breastfeeding. All the things you are describing are totally normal after having a baby! But if you feel like you need a little more help don’t be afraid to ask! I was diagnosed with PPD a few weeks ago and it was hard to ask for help but I feel better now. You are rocking it I am sure! Hugs!

    • bloggerkuwait February 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

      Thanks for the info! I will look into it, but I sure do hope they have that pill here in Kuwait. I resonate so much with your posts. It’s really difficult post child birth, with all the changes and responsibilities and the hormones, it’s just a mixed bag of emotions truly.

  4. maternalstateofmind February 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    By simply reading the title to your post – I felt a connection to how you were feeling. These first few day, weeks, or more like months, are soooo challenging and emotionally draining. And my little guy is not the easiest baby to top it all off. He’s really fussy and a terrible sleeper. I love him to death and feel so blessed to have him, but that sure as heck doesnt make the day-to-day stresses any easier. Im right there with you. Please reach out if you need to talk. Us new mamas need to give eachother all the support we can.

    • bloggerkuwait February 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

      No it really doesn’t. It’s so hard! Yes, I think we can all def provide support for eachother. I wish we could have a chat group on here and include a few of the new moms, to share our feelings and what we’re going through, it def could help so much

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