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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/16/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all, I am back.  The baby was born on Sept. 23 rd at 7:30 pm.  He is perfect.  He weighed 7 lbs. and 12 oz. and was 20 inches long for a 3 week early baby.  My nurse asked what I was feeding him.  He has dark hair and big dark eyes like his little sister.  He is so sweet.  There were no complications and I have stopped fainting and all the complications that I had as well.  I am healing well and today I actually vaccuumed on my own.  But it is hard trying to show them both enough attention like I feel that I should.
However, three days ago I started slipping mentally.  I got severly depressed and sad and weepy.  I was attacking the Ativan like it was going out of style to stop the crying and anxiousness but it wasn't working.  I went to my pdoc right away and he raised my Tegretol by 200 mg and told me that a lot of what I am feeling is also situational.  For example, my childish father has been up to his antics again and I was at the breaking point.  I was also irritated at everyone including my dh who had done nothing but been helpful.  There was a lot of tiredness for both of us being up all night taking turns with our baby and then if the other baby woke up too.  So I vented to my mom about my dad (she prefers to handle things herself when it comes to him) and have been taking naps in the day to help combat the tiredness at night.  I am starting to feel much better.  I was afraid PPD was sitting in and I know that it still can especially for us BP people.  But today I am feeling better.
I have missed you guys and have a lot of catching up to do on the posts. 
"I'm not crazy; I'm just a little unwell."  Matchbox Twenty

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 10/16/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Yay! Welcome Back! It's so good to hear from you and many, many congratulations on your new son. What were you feeding that child?!? All that worrying and it all came out just fine. So good to know.

As to your mood, you are doing absolutely the right thing -- stay right on it. Don't give an inch. If you feel yourself slipping go to the doc, talk to your mom, etc. I forget if you have a therapist, but it'd be a great time to have one if you don't.

SO good to have you back.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 110
   Posted 10/17/2008 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations, MissFlip!!

Go easy on yourself and stay on top of it like Serafena looks like you're doing exactly that. Your hormones are on a roller-coaster dancing w/ mood-altering drugs.

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   Posted 10/17/2008 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
So good to hear from you.... and many good thoughts about the birth of your new baby..... take care of yourself...
hugs, Caren

Georgie Girl
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   Posted 10/17/2008 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Missie!  Just the other day I was wondering about you.  Hadn't heard from you in awhile.  So glad to hear your pregnancy turned out so well.

Of course you're stressed with being tired with the baby, even non-BP people are so of course it's going to be hard on you.  As my mom told me, rest WHENEVER you get the chance.  Don't let an opportunity pass for any reason.  You never know when you'll have the chance again.

Again, welcome back.

Georgie Girl



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   Posted 10/19/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so glad that to hear that everything went okay and that you are doing better. It is really good to see you again.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!

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   Posted 10/19/2008 1:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!!! I am glad that everything went well.
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