…it’s been a whirlwind.
I remember getting a congratulations card from my cousin after the birth of my son, with the words “welcome to the roller-coaster of being a mum”. This was the first time I was given a hint that things might be a bit bumpy. I wasn’t one of those women told horror stories from other mothers about the truth of giving birth or being a mum. I actually wish I had been told something a little scarey, just a subtle warning that things aren’t all rosey. But no, I went into motherhood completely blind. Some might say that would be a blessing, but for an organised / ‘plan everything to a T’ freak like myself it was a recipe for disaster.
I remember thinking that Parenthood seemed to be like Fight Club. Why does no one talk about Fight club?
Here’s some background on me – I’m a 29 year old living in Sydney with my husband and son, who was born in March 2015. My husband and I are originally from England but moved to Australia in 2011.
Since my son’s birth I’ve been on an enormous journey. I believe I’ve learnt more about myself and life in the last 9 months than any other time in my life. I’ve grown and it’s because of this, I feel the need to log this journey – in the form of this blog. It gives me hope that it’ll serve as a good reminder to myself of what I’ve been through and also show other women and men out there that becoming a parent is an enormous change. A change that can send you and your world into a complete spin. It’s only as life starts to come back into focus that I’m able to write this and hope it will help in my healing from PND.