First, don’t stop reading this because you think it can’t or won’t apply to you. Postpartum mood disorders affect at least fifteen percent of all pregnant women; that’s one in seven. And that number is probably low since the medical establishment seems to not screen the majority of postpartum mothers for depression/anxiety. Someone you know has suffered or is suffering, and we need to work at this together. Because the health of our moms is important, and their health directly affects their children.
This weekend has been pretty incredible. My amazing sister-in-law offered to watch Carter last minute so Jason and I could head downtown for a date night. We had originally set out to go to a free Cold War Kids concert but since it was free with no age restrictions the line was around the block so we walked a few blocks over to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in the middle of City Plaza. We had an amazing dinner beforehand and finished the night trying out a new bottle shop. I am so thankful we have family around us who are willing to give us a little time out so we can reconnect. Last night, I met some new friends and hung out with my sister at an 80s bar. A lot like old times but one thing is definitely different:
Hope your weekend was beautiful! —Annie