Saturday, August 21, 2010

Getting to Know You

Hello to all of you who are visiting for ICLW, and for those of you who are returning visitors. I thought instead of giving you a blah, blah, blah post for this ICLW, I would give you a Q&A session to give you a little insight into who I am and why I'm here.

Q: How did your blog get started, and what is it about?
A: This blog is actually my secondary and anonymous blog. It was started just one year ago when I was dealing with some serious post partum depression after my daughter was born. I felt like I had been given a double wammy in that I had gone through two years of infertility just to become a mother, and then when I finally achieved the dream, I got hit with PPD and wasn't able to enjoy being a mother the way I wanted and needed to. My first blog was so therapeutic while I was fighting the IF battle that I decided I needed an anonymous blog to help me through PPD because I didn't want everyone IRL to know I was going through this and on medication.

This blog gives me complete and total freedom to write whatever I want without the fear of someone IRL coming across it. Sometimes we just need to vent about people or circumstances in our lives to help us deal with those situations, but that doesn't mean we need our friends and family knowing about it (or reading what we say about them).

Q: What do you blog about most?
A: I mostly blog about every day life. I don't write very much here about my battles with infertility (I am still fighting it while trying to conceive again) or even being a mother. This blog is more about my random thoughts and feelings. Sometimes it is funny (or so I think), sometimes it is serious, and sometimes it is thoughtful. There are no holes barred when it comes to this blog and my subject matter.

Q: What do you like about blogging?
A: I love that I get to meet and support so many other women who know exactly the pain and trauma I have been through, both with my battles through infertility, and my battle with depression. It is nice to know that am I not alone in my struggles, but I also appreciate the opportunity to help uplift others who are where I have been. I love to think that I give others hope in their darkest hours.

Q: Who are you?
A: I am a mother who overcame infertility and PPD, who is now living the life she always dreamed of. I am a wife to one of the most incredible, loving, caring, understanding man on the planet. I am blessed beyond words in every aspect of my life. I am an avid dog lover. I am logical and emotional, crazy and sane, a lover of life, and a friend to many. I am a healer, full of empathy and love, with strength to give when strength is needed. I am the best me I can possibly be. If there were two of me, we would be the best of friends.

I hope you enjoyed your introduction into Saige, the anon blogger. I look forward to reading your blogs as ICLW gets under way. Thank you for stopping by. :)


Miriam said...

Popping by from ICLW! I also had ppd after my girls were born and can relate to the feeling of a double whammy.

Hope your withdrawal symptoms are easing!

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Hello sweetie, just catching up on all your posts and I am so sorry you are experiencing side effects coming off the meds. Like you said it is all normal but crappy when you are not used to it. Hope this doesn't screw up the BD schedule!!
Thinking of you :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. PPD and infertility are both so taboo; I'm glad you're writing about your experience with both.

Maddy said...

Hi there. I'm visiting from ICLW. I'm also trying to conceive baby #2. My son is currently 17 months old. I didn't suffer from PPD but know women who did and understand that it is very difficult. Stay strong and good luck!

Tina said...

Hi! Dropping by via ICLW. :) So sorry about your PPD--I can't imagine. Good luck with baby #2.


Kakunaa said...

I love this post, btw. And I totally have to look into the Seuss book club! Thanks for the head's up!

AmandaMqn said...

Thank you for sharing this side of life after battling IF. Good luck with baby #2.


Annie said...

Here from ICLW. So sorry that you've had to deal with depression after finally winning the infertility battle (good luck with #2!). I've had a really rough time with depression, too, but quit taking antidepressants because they seemed to make it all worse. Hope you're able to get your meds adjusted to a level that works for you!