Postpartum (PP) or Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) Depression, is truly the elephant in the room that no one likes to talk about. It is real and no one really gives it any attention or they think your just complaining. Like how dare you complain about this wonderful gift you’ve been given.
No one understands that its overwhelming to take on this huge roll as a mom. No one talks about the isolation, loss of adult conversation, loss of your sense of self. When you finally get time to yourself, you feel selfish. You long for that moment to get your babe off your hands but the moment they are gone, it sets in.
No one talks about how they cry in the shower at the end of the day because they don’t think they did a good enough job today. Or that they stand over they baby as they sleep at night wishing they could have spent more time with them. But maybe that day they payed more attention to their phone then their baby.
No one understands why your house looks like a war zone when you’ve been home all day, but in the end of the day your mentally and physically exhausted. Why when they give you a break, you say no thank you. You’d love to say yes, but it just doesn’t feel right in your gut.
Being a new mom is hard, we get it. We’ve been there, some of us, still there. Remember momma, ALWAYS take some time for yourself. Refresh yourself mentally routinely. Say yes when someone offers you that break, even if its only for 5 minutes.
Close your eyes and go to sleep tonight, your babe loves you unconditionally and knows no different, you are his lifeline. When you come back to your babe, there eyes will light up with joy and you’ll be so happy to see them again. Take a break, put your feet up and have a drink, cause you deserve it!