If you asked me if I thought I have postpartum depression I would probably quickly say, “nope. I’m good.” But as I quickly googled it the list feels vaguely familiar but is it just life as a mommy as usual or am I really not supposed to feel overwhelmed at the thought of packing up a family of four for a weekend at the shore? I thought it was just my OCD-ness causing anxiety at the last minute change of plans? Is having no patience a symptom of postpartum depression, because I thought it just came with the territory of being a mom. As well as the thought of running away? What mom has never felt like running away? Not like making plans to run away just the thought of being kid free again sounds a bit like a vacation. Maybe all I need is a vacation.
Regardless the Postpartum Depression lists has other symptoms that I can easily say I don’t have. For example: crying all day or not being able to sleep or eat or feeling hopeless. I don’t feel any of that and I am not walking through life in a cloud. But since I have been back at work motherhood got a lot more serious and bit less fun. The one thing Canada definitely got right is the one year maternity leave.