Monday, December 20, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Today's my birthday, yo!

I'm the big 2-4!
{My lucky number!}

We're in town visiting our parents for the holidays and so my mom asked me what I wanted for dinner. I told her my favorite childhood meal: spaghetti with meat sauce with a side of raw cucumbers and raw green peppers with peanut butter.

Weird? Perhaps.
But that's what the birthday girl wants! HA!

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Okay, in serious news. I have something to share and I debated posting about it. But here goes. I have postpartum depression. I'm not ready to share my story, as I've yet to sit down and write it any way, but I wanted to let you know. This past week was the hardest and scariest time of my entire life. I have immediately gotten help from my doctors and am on medication. I am doing much better. There's still a long road ahead, but I am strong and will get through it. My husband and daughter are my rocks.
At first I was ashamed, but now I just want to bring awareness to other moms. Postpartum depression is serious and it needs to be taken care of immediately. I'm thankful I am getting the help I need.

Please keep my family and me in your prayers. This is something that will take some time to heal. I will share my story soon--I feel it's extremely important.

Until them, we're super busy showing off our adorable little love, decorating for Christmas, and visiting with friends and family. 
Life is good.
[sorry for the iPhone picture quality]
I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!
xoxo

15 comments:

  1. I'm sorry for your struggle, but I'm glad you didn't delay in getting help. Happy Birthday! and I hope things get better for you as soon as possible.

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  2. Happy Birthday, Katie!! I'm so sorry you're having such a tough time right now, and I really hope things start looking up for you soon. I'll be thinking of you and your family! We're all here for you whenever you're ready to share your story. ***HUGS***

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  3. I was thinking about you! I'm glad your doing well on your birthday! Remember, it came to pass not to stay. :) *hug*

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  4. hope everything is getting better for you!

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  5. 1.) Happy Birthday!!
    2.) I'm sorry that you're struggling with PPD. If you read my blogs I'm sure you've noticed that being a new mom was/is no walk in the park for me. Hang in there. I'm going to FB message you my number and if you want to chat, I'm here.
    3.) I never commented but I thought it was cute how my mom taught you how to park next to the cart return (if I'm the Vanessa you were talking to :) My mom is a planner, but she learned that from me :)

    Feel better!

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  6. First of all, Happy Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a blast with your family and that you enjoy your yummy meal :-)

    Girly, I'm so sorry you're struggling with PPD! I really didn't realize how crazy, dangerous, or even how REAL it truly can be. I have questioned myself if I was going through it since for a few days I was crying unstoppably! I wasn't sad, I just was exhausted and crying was the only thing that was making me feel better. Let's face it...our hormones are all out of whack! I hope you will be able to get over this stepping stone soon. I'm looking forward to reading about your fight :-) Praying for you, and I'm here if you need to talk about it :-) Seriously!

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  7. happy happy happy birthday my friend!
    Thinking of you, and everything that you are going through :) xo

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  8. Happy, Happy Birthday!! First off, what PRECIOUS picture of you two girls!! Hope you have a fantastic time with family this week :-)

    Secondly, don't feel ashamed-- feel BRAVE and COURAGEOUS for coming out and talking! Think of all who you could help by just telling them that it gets better. Thinking of you!! :-D

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  9. Happy Birthday Girl! Yay, for birthday dinner requests (minus the peanut butter... JK)!

    I totally agree that you should not feel ashamed about PPD and that is important and very helpful to share your story with other moms. Having a baby really takes a toll on us physically and emotionally! I'm here for always! <3

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  10. Happy Birthday, girlie! Hope you get better soon!

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  11. happy, happy birthday to you girly!!! :)

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  12. aww sorry I'm so sorry I'm late wishing you a happy birthday! :(

    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, KATIE!!!

    In regards to what you and your family are facing - I believe there is a reason for everything, and I don't think God would have you go through this if He wasn't sure you could overcome it.
    I know you are an amazing, strong woman. Sending many prayers and happy thoughts your way!!! xoxo

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  13. Happy Birthday Katie!! I hope you had a great day and the big 2-4 is a great year for you. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. I am so proud of you for getting help so quickly and for knowing that this is a temporary situation. You are so brave for sharing your story and I am so thankful that you have. Take care of yourself sweetheart. Lots of love and hugs! xoxo

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  14. Happy happy birthday!!!

    I am so proud of you for getting help! I hope things start looking up for you!

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