30.4.12

Developing Miss Darcey

Darcey is now three months old and I cannot believe how quickly that time has gone! Thought that I would update you all as to how we are getting on so I'm afraid that this isn't book related. I have thought about writing this post for a while, I am always completely honest in my reviews so I am going to be completely honest in this post too. I have found being a new mum really hard. I hoped that I would be a natural but I have to admit that things haven't come that easily. I can now hold my hands up and admit that I have had full-blown post natal depression, the past month and a half have been extremely difficult and without the support of Dr S and my family, I don't know how I would have coped.
I really wish that people would talk about these things more as it is so, so easy to feel that you are the only one that is experiencing it. I am definitely coming out of the other side now and I love being a mum to Darcey and seeing how much she changes every single day; she has her moments but on the whole she seems very happy and content and we get lots of smiles now which is just lovely!
Once again though, reading and blogging have helped me through a really difficult time, being able to escape into a book, if only for 20 minutes or so has done me the world of good. As you can see from the picture of Darcey in her chair, we have started her early with the books, she loves looking at them and I can't wait to be able to read her a story, the tough part will be deciding what to read to her first!

12 comments:

crimeficreader said...

Wonderful to hear you are now feeling better and what a beautiful daughter you have there! And she's starting early with the books, I see...

Mrs VHB said...

I love you and am so incredibly proud of you xx

Sabrina - about happy books said...

It's so good to hear that you are now happy with the new baby and this new part of your life.
Wishing you all the best.

Julie Cohen said...

Being a new mum is hard. There's no way to prepare yourself for how hard it is. And post-natal depression makes everything so, so much harder.

I'm cheering you on for your honesty and your bravery. What a beautiful little girl you have and what a wonderful job you are obviously doing.

I know that books can help. I'm glad they helped you.

Julie xx

Anonymous said...

you are doing an amazing job we are so very proud of you love you always xxx

Tanya said...

Firstly, Dot lovely lady, you are awesome and Darcey is beautiful. But I hope you know that already as I love to tell my friends that often - and I indeed think of you as that! Secondly, you only need to whisper the words and we will hear you and if you are having a rough day I am sure there will be many a supportive word your way that will help you feel loved and supported! Parenting is hard work and parts come naturally, parts don't, parts are awful and parts are incredibly AWE-full. It doesn't get easier but we do learn how to adjust to the unknown and that sometimes we can manage and sometimes we can't and that that is OKAY. They say it is a journey and that is so true. Parenting is hard and we don't always love it but we always love our babies and that is what is important. Reading is an incredible escape and 5 minutes here and there is worth every single one of those minutes. I read to my babies while pregnant and I continued to read the same books and I still do. My favourite first book as "I Love you to the Moon and Back" because it is beautiful. At the moment we are enjoying the Olivia books too but we have so many many books (I mean thousands). It is the one thing I purchase all the time for myself and the kids. To read is to breathe and that is to live! I love you like a dear dear friend because you are honest and beautiful. Happy day lovely lady! Kisses for that sweet cherub Darcey and thank Dr S. for me for helping you through your rough days! xoxox

Dot said...

Thank you so much for all of your lovely and thoughtful comments, it means a lot xxx

jo said...

My sister in law suffered with PND so much so my brother ended up having to take 6 months off work to look after her and baby. You little one is gorgeous x

jessicabookworm said...

Am really glad to hear your are feeling better now, and that Darcey is a happy and healthy little girl.

Dot said...

Thanks Jo and Jessica xx

The Book Whisperer said...

Aww, she's gorgeous Dot! So glad you're coming out the other side of PND now. Take care x

Dot said...

Thanks lovely, I'm feeling so much better! xx

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