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January 29, 2010

january

This January has been a rough month and I'm glad to see it coming to a close. At the end of December I made an appointment to see my midwife and was officially diagnosed with Postpartum Depression. I started medication immediately and have seen impressive results. I feel like a new person. I've had one appointment with my new therapist and have three more scheduled. I think it was a good match. I'm glad I know myself well enough that I recognized something was wrong and that I had the strength to do something about it. Chuck was put on notice: If at anytime I start acting that way again he is to do something about it immediately even if he thinks I'll be mad at him.

Speaking of Chuck, he was told at the end of December that he would be required to work out of town Monday through Friday and be required to work from home on the weekends throughout the month of January. This has been really hard on all of us. Chuck was working unreasonable hours. He said that he was in the office until 11:30 some days. When he was home and had to go to work it really confused Rachel. She had the hardest time with it. On more than one occasion she'd melt down in the afternoon (when she was already overtired) and want a hug from Daddy. She cried for an hour one afternoon last week, "I want my Daaaaaad! I need a hug from my Daaaad!" It was heart breaking. I called him up so she could talk to him and that only made it worse.

Ugh. I'm really glad we made it through this month. Chuck deliverd his project yesterday and went out and got drunk. He surprised us by coming home early today. That made my day. He brought the mail in when he got here and there was a package from one of his superiors addressed to me. It was a Harry and David gift box thanking me for being so understanding while Chuck worked so hard. I can't say that I was very understanding (in fact I think one time I may have mentioned delivering a flaming bag of poo to someone's doorstep), but I'll take the truffles and fruit thank you.

Posted by sla5150 at January 29, 2010 10:16 PM
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