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.
After giving birth to our third son, I unfortunately suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety for the second time. I just weamed off of medicine prescribed from my OB and am now doing holistic practices to help me not experience all that I went through 4.5 years ago. Thankfully, I had many resources to go to this time and knew when and 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.