my name is hayley & i live in sa with my husband of 3 years & our son who is 9mths (10/04)
I am looking for other mums any where any age, etc, to talk too on a regular basis. well as regular as we can be with kids!!! lol
i am a fairly out-going & chatty person who loves life. i enjoy taking photos & home-movies, crafts including quilting & scrapbooking, cooking-even though i'm not really any good. i like reading, walking & shopping.
my path along motherhood so far has been a little tough. i had a great pregnancy with all the normal niggles like morning sickness & low blood pressure, & had a great labour & birth which i can say that i honestly enjoyed! the first four weeks of our son's life was great, then he developed severe gastro-reflux. that is another story in itself. as a result of this we had a few sleep issues which we are still working through. things seem to work then it all turns upside down & we're back at square 1.
i develped post natal depression at around 12wks, although i didn't admit to myself that i had it until a stay at a Torrens House in adelaide (like tresilan or karitane) where i had a talk with a nurse & counsellor. i went onto 1/4 dose of medication for 7 weeks then i came off & have been fine ever since. it's amazing emerging from the fog & looking back.
i love motherhood, & have all along but i will not deny it hasn't been without some real tough hurdles & mountains to climb.
we are TTC buba no.2 at the moment.
anyway i better stop or i'll probably block up the boards if i keep rambling, which i am well-known for doing!
hope to hear from some-one soon.
SA mum to Ben (10/04) Rianan (7/06) #3 due 14 dec