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I pulled the chair into the stream of sun pouring in through our dirty patio window and took a seat, tucking my knees into my chest.
I let myself just be in the moment.
Then I reached for a book.
“It’ll be ok,” he said as he came up from the basement.
I just looked at him and buried my head back…Continue
Added by Kimberly on March 22, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments
His voice carried through the screen door with a passing warm breeze.
“It’s gorgeous out babe. You should really come outside.”
I saw that he had pulled out the plastic lawn chairs that had been hibernating in the shed for the winter.
I looked down at my pajama bottoms that had been comfortably molded to my legs after a few days of wearing them.
My shirt was wrinkled from laying in bed all morning.
I brushed my hands through my tangled hair.
Added by Kimberly on March 22, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments
The Fairy Hobmother visited my blog today and granted me $100. For those of you who don't know who the Fairy Hobmother is:
She travels across the blogsphere spreading joy to the authors of blogs. The Fairy Hobmother wants to recognize all the hard work we put into blogging and awards bloggers with a token of appreciation.
Added by Kimberly on March 22, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments
Shawn: So babe…
Me: Not tonight.
Shawn: Come on.
Me: I don’t feel good.
Shawn: You never feel good. I’ll make your gallbladder feel better.
Me: Nope. I think you’re going to have to make do with a pig in a blanket.
Shawn: You’re not fat.
Shawn: You’re not fat.
Shawn: What are you talking about.
Me: A pig in a blanket. The one you eat.
Me: Google it.
Shawn: The hell? I…Continue
Added by Kimberly on March 15, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments
The nurse directed me back to a small room in the ER where Dr. B, my psychiatrist, was waiting.
I flashed a nervous smile, pulled my sleeves over the self-inflicted cuts on my arm and said, “I’m not doing good.”
He motioned to the chair and I sat.
“I think we need to change our plans Kim. I’m going to put you on a mood stabilizer and an…Continue
Added by Kimberly on March 12, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Sometimes, you just need to hear three little words.
You know those days when your kid “accidentally” emptied the box of Lucky Charms on the counter because “I had to get the green marshmellow hats”….
Then you had no idea that you signed up for “entertainment” while eating breakfast when you catch a glimpse of your dog’s b-hole of fury explode on your lawn…
And it gets stuck in his fur…
Then you have to give him a bath…
Reaching out my weary hand from the darkness that enveloped me was the most difficult part on my road to recovery from postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.
But it was necessary.
I couldn’t start my fight without asking for help, for leaning upon the tremendous support of my husband, family, friends and my awesome psychiatrist.
It didn’t mean that I was a failure.
It didn’t mean that I was a bad Mom.
It didn’t mean that I was weak.
Added by Kimberly on March 6, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments
Babies growing in bellies everywhere.
Is it just me or is the world’s population ready to explode with babies?
Every time I open my reader, there is another announcement of a pregnancy…
It’s like I’m surrounded by hormonal words and ice cream hogger.
But it’s very exciting.
I was looking on Etsy (I may have an addiction) for some fun clothes to adorn a baby boy that’s about to make his appearance sometime soon,…Continue
Added by Kimberly on March 5, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments
No matter how deep my mind is lost in a labyrinth of dreams, one ear always remains keenly alert to the noises in the room adjacent to ours.
The wrangling of blankets or a soft voice calling will ground me immediately from slumber.
Today at 6:35 am, Chunky is awake.
I could hear him stretching out his drowsiness and his overly dramatic yawns.
His feet hit the hardwood floors with an energy I envy.
“I’m not ready yet,” I pleaded faintly to…Continue
Added by Kimberly on March 2, 2012 at 9:09am — No Comments