There are so many things in life I would love to do over sometimes it’s a little thing like change the tone of voice I used and other times it’s a big thing. Of all the regrets in my life there is definitely one that I wish I could do over and that would be the decision to get help about my depression sooner.
After my third daughter was born I was very depressed, so depressed that I was not a good mom. I could not handle my day to day life and my poor kids watched a lot of TV, I just could not muster the energy or motivation to play with them or organize activities for them. My anxiety level was through the roof, I literally shook with anxiety it was awful. I remember the day when it finally dawned on me that I was depressed, really, really depressed. I realized that my kids, the loves of my life, no longer made me happy. I did not love being with them, I didn’t dislike being with them I just had no emotion about it what so ever. If they were with me or away from me it was all the same. That is so not me, I hate being away from my kids.
When I finally did get help I thought I had post-partum depression, and while I probably did it was much more than that I had Graves Disease. If I could do it all over again I would have asked for help sooner, now I am much quicker at recognizing when I slip into depression and calling my doctor to get my levels checked to correct my thyroid and get me out of my depressed state. I also would have taken my diagnosis of Graves Disease more seriously which would have resulted in quicker action and less progression of symptoms. All in all everything worked out but I still have such guilt over those first 3 months of Colette’s life. I really can not remember very much from that time, all I can say is I am so glad I already had many great parenting habits in place like babywearing to help strengthen our bond even when I was emotionally detached.
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I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.