I had convinced myself this was my new normal. I never had any thoughts about harming myself or Mason, so it couldn’t possibly be postpartum depression (according to what I read online). I had never experienced depression before, these new feelings were just something I needed to get used to.
Bringing a new baby into the world is amazing, miraculous, and well, a little terrifying! The "baby blues” can be a common occurrence after childbirth, as many as 80% of new moms report various ranges of mood swings, weepiness, and feelings of overwhelm.