|Pic 1: Our First Night Alone w/out Daddy|
Three days after he left, I went to the doctor because I couldn't stop crying, I couldn't eat and I had little to know energy to do anything other than take care of my daughter 100%. My daughters every need was met but I was barely taking care of my own needs which in turn would eventually take a toll on my daughter, mainly emotionally. I wasn't surprised to find out that I had Postpartum Depression(PPD). I immediately was put on medication to help me cope and the medication slowly but surely made it so that i bare the thought of being alone for the next year.
As time went on, things began to become tolerable. I don't want to say that they even got easier, because every single day was a challenge that I had to overcome. Not only was i learning to be a mom but I was a first time mom with a husband who had just left for a year. I can not tell you how many times I have heard "there are a lot of people that are going through the same thing", as if this was supposed to make me feel better. This is a stereotype that I would love to hack down with an axe. To be frank, its ridiculous. Each of us has different struggles and if you were to take 20 women with a newborn, a husband going to Korea, etc each of us would deal with things differently and have a completely different experience with it. Hearing these stereotypes is one of my biggest pet peeves.
|Pic 2: My Pride and Joy on her 1 month birthday|
|2012 Softball Team Picture|
|Me, my daughter and my husband reunited|
That is ALL for now...Look for Part III sooooon!!!!
Happy Belated Mothers Day to all our military moms and spouses!
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