I'm Gina. I'm a Christian. I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm OCD. I'm blue.
Postpartum depression (PPD) came as a surprise to me seconds after giving birth to my first born son, Calvin. It took me six long months to realize that I was A) depressed and B) not alone. After talking with so many other women about the emotional roller coaster that comes after giving birth, I knew that there needed to be more women talking about the reality of the baby blues and for some, PPD.
When our second son, Maddox (Max) was born, it was only through prayer, placenta encapsulation, a patient husband, a loving mom, and a dear sister that I was blessed to not experience postpartum depression a second time around.
I just gave birth to our third son and unfortunately I am suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety for the second time. I am currently taking medicine prescribed from my OB and doing holistic practices to help me not have the same experience I had the firs time around 4.5 years ago. Thankfully, I had resources to go to this time and knew where to get help. My hope for this blog is that it will be an honest place where much can be made known about motherhood. A place where we can be authentic, real, and raw with one another. Let's start talking about the blues, PPD/PPA, and the emotional roller coaster that comes along with baby. There's a lot of talk about what to expect when you're expecting, but what happens after that? The fourth trimester was everything I wasn't expecting. It was, well...blue.
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Family Pictures 2015
I absolutely LOVE family pictures. It's something I look forward to each year.