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Thursday, January 14, 2010

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    I am so sorry things are so difficult for you right now. With the winter, a new baby and all the hormones that go with it I think you may want to call your doctor and maybe go on an antidepressant for a little bit. It's a lot for a new mom, a huge adjustment, so it's very understandable. I had postpartum with both my boys. With my oldest it didn't really start until he was a couple months old and by then I REALLY needed the meds. I was off within a year. With my second they started me in the hospital so I wouldn't suffer again. You are putting way too much pressure on yourself with the weight. Right now you need to get you time and do things that make you happy.

    To help with the isolation, I would visit Babycenter. The community was my life line when my son was born 6 years ago. I didn't have any mommy friends and I met a great group with boys the same age when my son was just months old. Peer support is so important.

    You are in my thoughts and I hope things start to turn around. As soon as it warms up in a few weeks maybe you can invest in a jogging stroller. My son loved going for walks when he was a baby and it calmed both of us when it got really rough, he was colicky for months. Please reach out to your boyfriend, mother and mother-in-law and tell them how you are feeling. You are not alone.
    2988 days ago
    I feel for you. It sounds like your hormones are out of whack. Talk to your doctor. Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. Rest when the baby rests. Don't be so hard on yourself. After having a baby, your body changes so much. Please take care of yourself.

    2988 days ago
    Stop, you really need to get some support. Oh for the NHS in England you could talk to a health visitor who is there for all mum's to offer advice and guidance. Back off from the diet a bit. Plan your meals for the week and allow some room for a biscuit or extra fruit to give yourself a boost. Try and and take Issac for a walk if you can. emoticon
    2988 days ago
    Wow, you have a lot going on right now. My suggestion to you would be to go talk to your OBGYN that delivered the baby and let him/her know how you are feeling. It sounds as if you may be dealing with some post partum depression. It can be serious, but there is help out there.

    It is hard being a new mother. I remember when my daughter was a couple of weeks old, she was dry, she was fed, she had just woke up from a nap, but nothing I did would stop her crying. I was getting so frustrated. I ended up calling my sister, and she told me to put the baby in the playpen, turn on the tv or some music and walk out of the room, and go outside where I couldn't hear her for 5 min. It helped. The baby was safe, she couldn't get into anything, and I got away for it for a couple of min so that I could calm myself down to deal with it.

    I feel your pain with the weight gain. Mine was not due to a pregnancy, but because I just wasn't tracking and being careful. It is taking longer to get it off this time, but it will come off. I know that it is hard to be patient, but that is what we have to be. You took 9 months to put the weight on, it is not going to come off overnight. As far as being obsessive, I know that feeling too. It seems somedays that all I think about is food, losing weight and what needs to be done.

    Instead of trying to do full workouts at one time, use the 10 min approach. Fit in 10 min when you can. You can do it kinda like a circuit training. Your first 10 min of the day, work on upper body, your second 10 min, lower body your third 10 min core, and if you have a chance, your 4th 10 min for cardio. This is a lot more doable with a baby. Plus, make sure that you are getting sleep. Try to put this all together is a lot, but it can be done.

    Take care of yourself. I hope this helps!
    2988 days ago
    First of all you need to leave the past behind. Your blessed to be alive so learn to enjoy your days. Your to consumed with losing weight fast. You must focus on your baby, and then yourself. Plan your food the day, get 6 containers and break your meals for the day into the containers. Drink 8 glasses of water. Exercise when you can 5 minutes here, and there can add up. Talk, and be honest with a best friend, mom, who ever you trust tell them who you feel. You have too many trapped inside of you. This should be the greatest time in your life. Hitting yourself is a cry, that you need to speak with someone. God Bless You, and Good Luck!!! Please slow down in life there's a lot things your missing!! emoticon
    2988 days ago
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