• Surviving Postpartum with a Living Child after Loss

    January 4, 2017

    When Charlotte was about 4/5 days old I fell apart. Everything kicked in. Hormones. My milk came in. It all hurt. She stopped sleeping at night. All of postpartum compounded and on top of it all – she looked so much like Kaden. I only had him for exactly 3 weeks. So for that first month with her,…

  • Accepting the Unacceptable

    October 23, 2012

    Katie blogs at Sluiter Nation about life with her two boys as a working mom – and is also an amazing human being. It’s an honor to have her tell this story of second time PPD on my blog. —————- Four years ago I found out I was pregnant with my oldest son. This was my third…

  • How it Feels to be on Zoloft

    August 16, 2012

    I’ve never been on meds. Excepting Zofran for the constant need to barf while pregnant, I’ve never taken anything besides the occasional Tylenol. So one night when I broke down and told Sam I thought something was wrong, I couldn’t handle the constant fear that life was going to continue to spiral, that the boys…

  • Postpartum Anxiety/Depression after the Loss of a Baby

    July 26, 2012

    I didn’t know this could happen. I had no idea that you could experience postpartum anxiety or postpartum depression after the loss of a baby or a miscarriage. I mean, it makes sense. I think I just figured it happened from lack of sleep, nursing, hormones, etc. If you lost a child, you grieved. You…