Post Partum- How long can it stay and whats classifies it?

LeAnn - posted on 06/14/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )




My honest personal opinion is that you can be thrown into it like a speeding train by others. I also believe that not being able to raise your newborn and small toddler can send you there and lack of sleep. I know we just read about the crying it out topic and one mother basically said it saved her post partum. My son is 17 months old, can I still be going through it, is it even post partum, and do I have to divorce my husband to get out of it, lol?! We see very differently on bringing up our son. He thinks he needs his mother at his beckon call. I still have to get up nightly with him and give him a sippy and now he has developed this crazy thing with having to hold on to my hair! I think, sure thats easy for my husband, but can that really be healthy for me AND my son? He needs to sleep, bottom line, and needs discipline, and I can't really be expected to be normal, sweet, and loving to the whole family when I haven't slept a full night in over a year! That will cause a divorce if they all think I'm a grouch! Any success stories or words of encouragment? And is the emotional wreck I feel it makes me at tim,es really post partum? Also, I know not everyone has the luxury of a nearby babysitter, but isn't it important to have a break every now and then?

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