Thursday, June 7, 2012


Reading:  I have a few books on my kindle that I am reading right now. Some of us at Mama's Comfort Camp  are reading, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. She shares what she has learned through research on Wholehearted Living. She discusses living a more authentic life & the things that get in the way of that. I am really loving this book & haven’t been able to put it down. I am also reading, What am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman. Throughout reading this book, I am gaining more confidence in our decision to hopefully have another baby soon. I am beginning to feel like I can do this, no matter what happens. 

Watching:  Hell's Kitchen. I crack up every time I watch this show! 

 Anticipating: This Saturday night. I started a moms group in my area a few years ago & each month we have a moms night out. (It's such a nice break!) This Saturday we are going to a paint bar. An instructor will guide us step by step through a painting & we will chit chat over food, beer & wine. This is the painting we will be doing. We will see how close mine actually comes to looking like this!

Laughing about:  Kennadie likes to "steal" my vitamins every morning. I put them on the kitchen table & she hides them in her hands. It's a game she has been playing for months now. I run with it when she tells me she is "doing magic" & makes them disappear. Today, she had one of my fish oil pills in her hand & squeezed it a little too hard. She was covered. It's been a few hours & we both still smell like fish! Pretty gross!

Listening to:  Home by Phillip Phillips. I really love this song & think it's so pretty. I love these words: 

Settle down, it'll all be clear
Don't pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear

The trouble it might drag you down

If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you're not alone

I think of my struggle with PPA/PPOCD when I listen to this. It's a reminder that I can overcome any obstacle & that I am not alone in this journey. 

Eating:  Fish. Well, I am trying. Josh really likes it & I have finally agreed to give it a shot. I never ate fish or any type of seafood before, so this is all new to me. It's all good as long as I take a small bite of the fish & mix it with a ton of veggies so I can't taste it! 

Working on:  Starting a support group in my area for women who are going through & have gone through a postpartum mood disorder. 3 years ago when I was in the worst of it, I remember sitting outside on my back deck telling Josh that I couldn’t wait to feel better because I want to do whatever it takes to help others that struggle with this too. I was soo alone & no one knew the severity of what I was going through. I never want anyone to have to go through that, especially alone. I am finally at the point where I am emotionally ready to do this & can’t wait!

Wishing: I had to drop my sister off at the airport this morning because she was going back to Canada. Kennadie & I watched the airplanes take off & all I could think about was going on a vacation. I wish we could go back to the Virgin Islands soon. Sigh. 

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1 comment:

Lonna said...

Starting a group like that is a wonderful idea! I think it's important for women who are going through post-partum related mood disorders to relate to someone who has gone through it. I deleted the above comment due to a spelling error.