Yes, I’ve been writing. Just not here. Please forgive me. The thing is, The Lorix Chronicles began from my need to get a lot of crud out of my head. I hoped it would help at least one other person who was dealing with postpartum depression or just the regular trials of motherhood. It’s helped me, and, I assume from the positive feedback I’ve received, that’s it’s helped others (and is still helping others) as well.
Which is why I feel embarrassed that I haven’t posted for about six months or so. Oops.
Anyway, this is not an “important” post, but I did want to update the few of you who read The Lorix Chronicles. I’m doing well. My kids are great, I enjoy being a mom now, and I feel about as “normal” as I ever have – maybe even more so. I told my aunt this morning that I really love my medication. I may wean off of it at some point, but a conversation with my psychiatrist helped me see that the goal is not to wean off medication – the goal is to feel normal. I’m there now, and I’m able to enjoy parts of my life that I haven’t in a long time. That makes me happy.
So, that’s my update. Now, for your viewing pleasure, a few random photos from my lovely daughter, Beatrix.
Baby in a basket (don't worry, it's not a real baby)
She's really into words right now - though she was pretty sure this said "Subaru"
One of her "studio" pictures - she poses her stuffed animals for a photo shoot
Her brother trying to feed a cracker to the camera
I think this was another posed picture - a mom and baby, perhaps?
We ate lunch today at a restaurant where you can draw on the tables. Beatrix was being, shall we say, not so great. We were eating with my aunt and uncle and she kept griping "We don't even know these people. Why are they sitting with us?" I occupied her by letting her choose colors for me to draw her a castle. See, a year ago, I would've just ordered another Bloody Mary. Now I'm able to deal with the crankiness. Thank you, Zoloft. (Of course, the one Bloody Mary I did have was delicious).
So that’s that. I’ll try to write some more soon. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I didn’t know if I could ever say this (and actually mean it), but I am so thankful to be a mom to my two awesome children.