Best Laid Plans: Postpartum Edition

I was really prepared this time. I knew the signs of postpartum depression, I know my own triggers for anxiety, and I know how I deal with both. I had plans in place to stay healthy after I gave birth because I didn't before. This time would be different. I took good care of myself during this pregnancy. I never had to take insulin and I lost about 20 pounds. I wasn't dieting or anything, it was … [Read more...]

He Balances Me

I'm constantly amazed at how balanced my life is because of William. How balanced I am. When I am anxious, he talks me down. When I am angry, he makes me laugh. When I take myself too seriously, he lightens the load. When I am sad about Mark, he lets me be sad, but doesn't let me accept guilt. When I want to make impulsive decisions, he injects some practicality. When I'm too … [Read more...]