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PND series: mom of 3

Note: this woman decided to remain anonymous in her story. I respect her decision 100%, so should you. For as long as I can remember I had always wanted to be a mom, I was the second oldest of 15 cousins and from the age of 10 I spent countless school holidays and weekends helping […]

PND series Kathryn Bilski

PND series: When trauma meets PND

Note: this woman decided to remain anonymous in her story. I respect her decision 100%, so should you. This is not your typical PND story and quite frankly did not unfold that way either. I had a rough childhood and upbringing which contained a solid handful of trauma. Everything from, sexual abuse to poverty, bullying […]

Pregnancy anxiety & depression

Today marks 23 weeks pregnant. Baby Shark is around 30cm and about 500g; at the fetal scan about 2 weeks ago he was measuring on target so all is well. If you’ve been following my Instagram profile you’ll know that last week Tuesday (5 Feb 2019) we started some home renovations namely redo 2 out […]

Let’s talk postnatal depression

Ssshhhhh, we don’t talk about postnatal depression, or at least that’s what the world of motherhood would have you believe. Well stuff that, I suffered and maybe if there were more real-life mom blogs out there telling their truth I would have realised sooner. But there wasn’t and one of the reasons I started sharing […]

My anxieties

I decided not to take the clomid again. I’m waiting for an appointment confirmation with my psychologist. My mental health & wellbeing is more important and this whole situation is driving me dilly. But I’ve got real concerns about having a second baby and it appears I’m not alone. I did some googling last night […]

My postnatal depression story

I want to write this all down before it becomes a too distant memory. I think I’ve shared bits and pieces of my experience before but I felt it deserves its own post, so here goes. Firstly everyone’s experience with postnatal depression (PND) is different and unique. My story will be completely different to every […]

Nostalgia

No idea why but today I’m feeling really nostalgic about Tristan’s first few months. The definition of nostalgic / nostalgia is “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past”. I also feel quite a lot of pity for the girl I was back then; I was seriously struggling with undiagnosed postnatal […]

Slow down

Slow down. So my friend Amy (you can read her blog here) just sent us (Champagne Club – will explain more about them in another post) the link to the most beautiful song. It’s called Slow Down by Nichole Nordeman. It’s basically a mom singing to her son/daughter about slowing down the growing up process. […]

The days are long but the years are short

The days are long but the years are short. I’m sitting here thinking back just a couple of months and thinking to myself, how was I ever going to get Tristan to drop his nighttime bottle and eventually sleep in a big bed. Fast forward to now and he’s not only dropped his bedtime bottle […]