I'm not really even sure where to start. I Have one dd, she's seven months old and I'm a sahm. I've been home since July of last year. I don't know if it's just a combination of morning sickness (all day) and feeling stuck at home because of gas prices but I have felt so down the last few weeks. I'm totally unmotivated to do anything and I mope around the house. If my dd were younger I'd say it is ppd but I'm not sure being this far pp that's what it is. I'm happy I'm pregnant and my husband is great, I just don't know what's wrong with me, I'm just sad.
Anyway, thanks for listening. I don't feel like I have anyone IRL I can talk to about this.
04-03-2012, 07:11 PM
I ended up with what was diagnosed as pp anxiety when my baby was 8 months old. It can happen any time in the first 12 months, according to what I've read. It sneaked up on you as well, like I didn't realize how bad it was until it was pretty bad.Pregnancy hormones probably can only compound that, I would think. I'm also a sahm and find that if I don't get out and find somehow to distract my mind, my mind and thoughts start to take over and I go crazy. Even if we just have a Playdate or a plan for an extra fun day it helps. And staying at home can make you feel so isolated, that's why this site is nice, cause it makes you realize others are in the same boat! I would try to break up your routine if you can, like visit your husband at work, or have a picnic at the park day, just something to mix it up. Easier said than done. I'd also mention it to your ob or midwife. Sorry you're having such a hard time.
04-03-2012, 07:24 PM
DDC - It may be depression. Try exercising, force yourself to leave the house and talk to someone you respect and trust about it. Having people hold you accountable is huge as well.
:hugs: I hope you start to feel better. As someone who has struggled with depression almost my whole life my heart goes out to you :). It's not easy but you can push above it.
04-04-2012, 06:25 AM
:hugs: Mama! Can you and DD take walks around your neighborhood just to get out? I have been there before, and it is hard to get out of without some one to talk to...we are here for you Mama! I would also definitely talk to you Dr. about it when you go in!
04-04-2012, 07:21 AM
I'm sorry mama. :hugs: I have days like that (although I'm a WOHM), but feeling that way more often than a day here and there isn't good. If I were you I would bring it up at your next doctor's appt. (or call the nurse) and think about something you can do for yourself. Get out of the house with your DD for a stroller ride for some fresh air. Find a great book at the library to read for some alone time or take up a new hobby? We are all here if you need to talk!
04-04-2012, 05:56 PM
:hugs: it is likely just hormones, but you don't want to ignore symptoms. :hugs:
I agree with getting out into the sun and fresh air. are there any other SAHM's close to you that you could get together with?
04-04-2012, 06:47 PM
Thanks mommas. I did make myself get out today with dd, we went and got an Easter dress for her :) I also told dh about how I'm feeling. He was really supportive and wants to help me get help. I appreciate all your advice. I thinks it's just a lot of preggers , the hormones that go along with it.
04-04-2012, 11:36 PM
i agree with what everyone else has said. i remember feeling that way when my oldest was under a year. i wasn't diagnosed with ppd until after my 2nd was born. hugs to you!