phaerelastra wrote:My DH is trying to be helpful the best way he knows how, but he gives himself far more credit than what he's actually doing.
Isn't that the truth? My DH always felt he was doing "everything" when in actuality it was little and not enough.
I would be surprised if you felt great after your pregnancy, the surgery, the hormonal changes, etc. I'm sorry you have to jump right back into school.
It could be recovering from it all and what you are dealing with now. But, don't just brush it off. If you don't start feeling better and especially if you start feeling worse it's not a bad thing to let your doctor know. I suffered from PPD/PTSD and at first I thought I was okay and then it started going downhill fast. You might need to talk to your OB before your 6 week visit.
I'm not saying you have PPD or will get it, but if you do there are meds you can take (even if you are breastfeeding) that I think really saved me. I'm just putting that out there.
But, I hope it is "just" recovering mentally, emotionally, physically, from everything you've been through. Is there anyone that can help out aside from your husband? Don't be afraid to ask for help. Often people will, but just don't know what to do.
I found the sleep deprivation of a new baby to be a really killer as well.
Take care. It is a joyful/yet difficult time period you are in.