Thanks, everyone, for your patience, kinds words, and support during my absence. I made a bunch of medication changes earlier this month, and it sent my low-level postpartum depression into a crisis. In retrospect, I’m glad the crisis happened, because it spurred one other medication change … onto antidepressants. (I’m using Cymbalta, which is both an antidepressant and an anti-pain drug for my fibromyalgia.) While I was “more or less functioning” before, I feared I was missing the fleeting, precious joys of Vera’s first year. The drugs helped almost immediately, and I’m feeling much better and am a happier, more patient Mommy to boot.
Hopefully also I’ll be a more energetic, more regular blogger….. Looking forward to lots of good bloggy conversation to come!