Siena-Philipa was born 09.09.2018. Our second daughter.
It still feels rather surreal that Philip and I are now parents of 2 and are officially adult adults! 🙂 Not that we feel that way judging by our looks! But quite frankly – I do miss my pregnant belly sometimes – weirdly enough – and the cosiness of having Siena snuggled in my belly.
But then I look at her face and I feel so grateful to have her in my arms.
I’m slowly getting back in shape. Mentally. The hormones are occasionally giving me a hard time, but I somehow manage to swish the postpartum depression off of me… I have no time for sadness or inward thinking. I have two daughters to be there for and take care of.
When I feel the postpartum depression tapping me on the shoulder I talk. I talk to Philip, to my mom. There is nothing to be ashamed of. You ARE entitled to those feelings – so get them out there. Talk about your sleep deprivation. Seek support. It’s precisely because Philip now gets the whole being a mother and not getting enough sleep that I can actually enjoy being a mother of two with a small age gap… no matter how tough it might be. He is there for me when I need him and refuses to get into arguments with me. It was a dynamic month and for now we take it one day at a time. And that’s how it’s gonna be for a while.
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