Post partum depression

Lori - posted on 07/21/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone. I just had my fourth child and am having bouts of PPD. My husband reminds me that I had the same thing happen with the other three but it still feels real lousy. Although I was "done" being pregnant I am so sad it is over. We decided before this one that we are not going to have any more children so this is truly the end and it sure feels that way. Like a huge part of my life is over. Even though we have a beautiful healthy baby boy I am sad it was not a girl. (I have two boys and a girl already). I really wanted another girl and feel so guilty that I look at my son and wish that things were different. He really is the cutest thing and it is not his fault he is a boy. Fortunately, these feelings do not exist all day long. For some reason they come mostly at night. Has anyone had the same feelings. Love to hear from you. Thanks!

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Tamara - posted on 07/21/2011

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Every problem seems to grow at night especially when you are exhausted and the house is quiet.

I had a similar experience with my second son, it took alittle while and paxil but I did manage to move forward.

Good Luck sending healing thoughts your way.

Katherine - posted on 07/21/2011

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I have 2 girls and did want a boy. But on the other hand I'm glad they are sisters and have each other. Think of it this way: She will be well protected.
Are you on meds? If not you should see your doctor. I can certainly understand the disappointment, but it is what it is.

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