Wednesday, August 5, 2009

An Update On Becoming a Parent

It broke- the post-partum baby blues are fading! I hesitate to say this too quickly and jinx myself, but the past two days I have felt much closer to normal. There is definitely still some adjustment to a new way of life happening (to a slower yet somehow more sleep deprived state), talking mostly to an infant who doesn't talk back and of course still healing physically, but overall, I feel I a close to being back to myself. It helps that with each day we learn a little bit more about Daisy, and our efforts at a routine are starting to pay off as well.

I do have new sympathy and understanding for other moms and their partners, and especially any mom that goes through baby blues or post-partum depression. It truthfully is hard to admit that you are struggling with that when everyone else is so happy and excited for you. I started taking lots of Omega 3 Oils, probiotics, made as much of a mental decision as I could to work on my attitude so that it wouldn't affect Daisy, and listened to praise and worship music. My mom reminded me of the verse, "put on a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness...", scripture works! Now, I just need to help Micah recover from having to take care of two dependant people!

Feel free to continue praying for us, but I did want to give an update that we are doing better! Below are a few more pictures of us as a new family! Happy two week birthday Daisy!!!

Two days after coming home from the hospital, we took a trip to our backyard.
Micah is a very doting and loving father.

She likes to praise Jesus too; and all on her own.


  1. Hey Cheryl!

    Praise the Lord the blues are going away. I know how you feel and you're doing a great way of combatting!. Plus what a blessing it is to have a husband who not only loves you and Daisy, but loves the LORD. it makes a huge difference.

    Daisy is getting cuter. She'll be more fun as you start feeling better.


  2. That Daisy is pretty fancy.


  3. Aw, Cheryl, I'm glad you're feeling better! I'd love to bring you guys dinner some time soon, if that's okay. Or breakfast food or lunch or whatever you want... Think about it! Afterall, you need to eat more now than you did while you were pregnant. ;)

    Daisy is so completely perfect. It was good to see you guys last Friday. :)