Thursday, May 7, 2009

A mommy!

Well after a long labour of love, Ender John Daniel Dowdall has arrived. I love him so much and he is absolutely beautiful. I've never experienced the joy that I did the moment he came out and was put on my face. I've never heard those sounds come out of me before, laughing and crying and screaming with happiness.

Now, however, I'm dealing with the baby blues. I'm enjoying myself, but crying all the time at everything. I'm told it won't last long, and when it's over I'll enter the world again. Until then, I'm a little useless to everyone except myself and Ender.

Being a mom is harder than I thought and easier too. More later though.

1 comment:

  1. I know I've said it a gazillion times already, but congratulations, and welcome to mommyhood! :)

    Just wanted to say re: the "baby blues"...I felt the same way when Abigayle was born. I started crying that night...but I don't think it stopped for the next 4 or 5 months - it got much worse and I morphed into a totally different, scary person. I ended up on a cocktail of anti-depressants - not many people know about it, I wasn't very open about it at the time. I never believed that depression actually existed until then - I thought it was just people moping around, feeling sorry for themselves - wrong. Don't want to scare you - it very well could be just your hormones readjusting, and you getting used to your new life - it's overwhelming! But nobody knows "you" better than "you"! Don't be afraid to speak up and get help if you think you need it - it takes a lot of strength to realize that something is wrong.