So ladies I need some advice/I need to just put my feelings out there.
I have trouble with change. Like, I have a really hard time with it. And obviously having a baby is a MASSIVE change!
Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond excited and can’t to have this baby and be a mommy but I’m already missing the time where it’s just me and hubby and our dog. I get emotional just thinking about this huge change. When we got married I was really emotional and cried a few times the day after our wedding. So I know there’s gonna be lots of tears here. Beyond just meeting our baby tears. I’m worried I’m going to get PPD. Any thoughts or advice? I’m obviously going to talk to my doctor about it at some point before delivery. Just wanna hear your thoughts.
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— Ppd partly comes from lack of support and care. It sounds like you and hubby are truly in love and that he really cares for you. When this is the case it having a baby just enhances your relationship with that person ❤ you will eventually get date nights, alone nights. But a family of 3 will become your norm and you won't remember any other way soon. Always speak up with family and friends about what you need. If you need 20 minutes alone or a shower, hot meal, anything. And if these people help you as much as possible it won't be a hard transition at all.
— I just realized you listed your dog as your child, so I was a little confused how you had a 3 year old and were worried about transitioning to being a mom! Anyways... Yes, it's a change. Your life will be quite consumed by caring for this new life, but I promise, it does get easier. PPD does happen sometimes, and I think it's great that you're going to talk to your doctor early to figure out what to expect, signs to look for, etc. I'm not an overly, outwardly emotional type, but I ended up with it with both kids. It's important to ask for help if you're feeling "off" after birth. Congrats on baby, and becoming a mom though!
— @mrs.ray2016, I am the exact same way! I don’t like change at all! You will adjust hun the baby will feel like she belonged all along:)
— Trust me, you wont even really remeber what life was like before becoming a mother.
— I wont lie and say its not a change. There will be things that will never be the same. You wont have a chance to just sleep in one morning and NOT worry about your baby (even if they're being watched by a loved one), you cant just pick up and go (it's never quick with kids), you will have a lot more to worry about and they will always be in the back of your mind. Youre trading your freedom to raise a life, nothing will be the same... but that isnt a bad thing. One look at your childs face and you will never imagine life without them. We don't have support, its just me and him and our girls. We're in parent mode 100% of the time, i have time to myself once a week and usually it's a 20 min bath. We dont ride our motorcycle anymore or go to the gym everyday like before but what we have now was worth it. What you're giving up is worth what you're getting in return💕