In late May my baby girl, Teresa Marie, turned One.
I know an entire season has gone by and I didn't document the party, but better late than never. Some posts I write because I need or want to work through some feelings or thoughts. But the reason I started this blog, and the reason for many of my posts is posterity's sake. I want my kids and I to be able to look back and see what song I loved some Friday in February in 2012, and what we wore and did some random week in October 2010, and how I felt as I grew as their mother.
Other things have happened and I want to share those stories and pictures, too. I'm giving myself a goal of doing that in the coming weeks.
Teresa's First Birthday Party
Joseph's Birth Story
Lydia's First Day of School
Selling of Ye Olde House
I'll share a secret with you. The reason I haven't been able to write about these things or anything else really isn't because I'm so busy. That's part of it, but I could have made room for it. The reason is because I've been dealing with post partum depression.
Joseph is almost two months old now and I've been on some medication for about three weeks. Fortunately when I realized that my family and I needed some help I was able to text my midwife and tell her how I was feeling. I was also able to arrange for friends or family to be with me every single day so I wouldn't be alone with the kids until the drugs were working and I was feeling better. I am so blessed by the community of generous, supportive friends that I have. The medication I'm on has made a wonderful difference for me, too. I'm finally feeling like my old self - the one who could laugh things off and not blow a gasket when someone unrolled all the toilet paper.
So there it is, friends. The internet is awesome but sometimes you gotta take a break from it to focus on being well and looking out for family. Or, you know, I need to.
And now bear down! You're about to be inundated with posts about my kids! Woooo!