Forgive me if it's been posted before, but are there any on here that anyone disagrees with?
Yep, that'll be me. I looked at this child that I'd longed for for years, and all I could think was 'what do I do with you?'
It took months before I was far enough out of the postnatal depression to fall truly in love with him. Many times, what kept me together was knowing that I DID want this, no matter how hard it was.
One aspect of PPD can be thoughts of harming yourself and/or your baby. Add that to all the things you said, and you have a Baby P situation in the making.
Never mind. We'll just talk about Torchwood.
I will check my email at some point, I swear!
Funny you should mention Baby P. I had him in my head when I was typing that. I think we might need to link it for those not in the UK.
Great minds ;o)
<I have to say I don't think abortion is a woman only issue. I think men can voice an opinion and offer their support to the woman they procreated with. I don't think a man should get the final say but I acknowledge how difficult and traumatizing the decision to abort must be for a man. Moreso because, ultimately, he has no say.>
It took months before I was far enough out of the postnatal depression to fall truly in love with him. Many times, what kept me together was knowing that I DID want this, no matter how hard it was.>>
Have I told you how much I admire your honesty? I think if more women were willing to discuss the fact that it isn't the overwhelming hormonal love storm then other women wouldn't suffer so often and so long in silence feeling that somehow they had "failed" in the hardest job ever.
ITA. I must also admit I can't imagine the frustration and sadness if they are polarly opposed on reproductive choices.
I didn't take it that way but I have to say I know lots of women with the same attitude and it drives me nuts!
Thank you :o) It took me a loooooong time to get here. I only admitted there might be a problem when Josh was 3mos and I seriously considered leaving SO because he'd left his socks on the floor. I had this overwhelming feeling that I wanted to run away with the baby, find a little flat and just never see anyone else ever again.
At which point I thought....hmmmm. This isn't right.
And, like most women,