It is no secret on this blog that I just had a baby not too long ago. It is also no secret that I suffered from Post Partum with my first and I feel like I am again with this one. My symptoms of post partum depression is feeling massively overwhelmed and like I am the worst mommy ever and my anxiety about everything is through the roof. And I cry a lot. And not a little exaggeration I literally cry a lot. Never the kind of inflicting harm but the sense of overwhelming self critisim and loathing and worrying that I am not momming right. If that makes any sense. And because I know my own issues I have already scheduled the appointment with my doctor. The first step is to admit you need help, and mommies there is no shame in getting help from the doctor. Hormones and chemical imbalances suck.
But that is not just what I wanted to talk to you all about. There are somethings, little things, you can do while waiting to see the doctor about this dilemma. What is it? Well, me time. Taking time for you! Doing something for YOU! For the past 5 to 6 weeks I have been catering to the littlest elfling and the other little elfling in the house. When I got out of the hospital, my husband was sick and so was my oldest son. I had to take care of them, there was not much taking care of me. No one really could, they all had the flu again. This wears on a person, and I had not left the house for fun things because of that. GROCERIES AND TARGET DO NOT COUNT! That is usually a necessity. So, when the chance for me getting my behind out of the house and away from the mess, the Sesame Street, the noise, the laundry I freaking took it. I grabbed my mother and left and went somewhere where I could find my inner zen.
So instead of making the drive to Orlando we went to Daytona Beach. There is a board walk shopping center and there are fantastic spots for pictures! And we did what relaxes me, taking photos for my blog. It was fun! IT was different! It was what this tired AF mom needed. Boy did it feel good and I can not wait to get back there and do it all over again! With my littles in tow maybe but still will be great! Although next time I will bring some additional outfits!
Me time is something you need friends, it really is. Whether you are a mom or not. It is necessary and healthy to get that time in. And what better way than to do something you love as your me time. We went shopping around the new Tanger Outlets after this and had some Dunkin. YUM! But, back to what I was saying, you need to get out there and go do something other than going to the local Target store(as fun as it is). Go pamper yourself, go treat yo self!
This is a must and very much therapeutic. Trust me, it helps, and it will make you feel a lot better. The baby will survive a few hours without you. And if you are pumping or breast feeding, pump while out. I did it in the car with a nursing cover over me. Do what you gotta do. You can do this!
Now, I didn’t think about my shoes very well. With all the walking I was not used to wearing heels, a down side to always being on a couch with a preemie baby. Next time sandals and I will carry the heels until I get my balance back and more swelling goes down. I am also in between maternity and normal clothes. Also had to wear something I could pump in and so I wore my Motherhood Maternity dress.
It was so windy and we almost got knocked over!
But the results were worth it!
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