I was showered yesterday...I am still so overwhelmed by the generousity shown towards my Daughter & I...My Brother & Sister-in-Law hosted a Baby Shower for me yesterday & I am touched by how many people came & how thoughtful they were with their gifts. My Girl will definitely be well dressed! I also received all the necessities for when Baby comes home...we're all set, at least I'm pretty sure we are. Now we wait...I can't wait to find out when my Daughter's birthday will be...I think I've come up with a name too...
Back in December, I mentioned here that I'd been referred to a psychiatrist to address my worries, fears & anxiety...I finally had my appointment on Friday & what an experience...I wish I had admitted sooner that I needed help because the Dr gave me a new perspective in which to look at my worries, fears & anxiety. He also reassured me that there's no reason to believe that all my fear, worry & anxiety has been detrimental to my Baby...he also debunked the information I'd heard in my prenatal classes that all this fear, worry & anxiety would increase my risk of postpartum depresssion...he said that I actually didn't fall into the high risk category by a long shot but even if I do experience PPD, by already having support in place will minimize the severity. He did specifically say, in his professional opinion, he did not believe I would develop post partum depression. I'm booked for a follow up appointment with him at the beginning of April...to either close out my file with him if all is well, or so that I'm reassured I have an appointment booked if I am feeling anxious, fear or worry....plus I can call in at anytime if I need help or support.
It took a lot for me to admit how deeply I was struggling with worry, fear & anxiety...I was afraid to admit vulnerability, I was afraid I'd be judged harshly...but I realize now, if I had admitted my need for help sooner, I could have received help sooner. I'm going to try to remember this in the future.
I also wanted to say a Happy Birthday to Jett & Congratulations to Gille on the birth of her precious son.
Lastly, I thought I would share a belly shot...yes, I'm HUGE & keep getting BIGGER, lol!!!