PPD and Progress Jun 10, 2008 12:39:18 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by dragonchilde on Jun 10, 2008 12:39:18 GMT -5 I've been struggling with PPD (post partum depression) on and off since the birth of my second daughter three months ago. I hit some really bad spots, but I reached out to friends online, and got some really encouraging responses. My inability to really do much but sit around and cry really did something to my husband... I think he finally, finally realized how bad the house has gotten, and that I can't do it alone. Thursday was the worst... I was swimming in a pit of hormone-driven despair. I went to my mom's Friday, which helped, but Saturday, I was in a funk all over again. Sunday, though, was really, really different. He helped me. Without me asking, he started washing dishes. I'd told him about the WIT thing in the Listzilla forum, and I think it inspired him. He did three loads of dishes throughout the day, scrubbed the tub and the toilet, and did some laundry. Having him help me was motivating, so I picked up the living room, and started on the massive pile in the hallway! I can actually see the floor there. It's amazing. It helps so much when he tries to help me. In fact, last night, he did ANOTHER load of dishes! I couldn't believe it. He's never, in our entire 10 year+ relationship, ever done that much on the dishes, ever. He'll do a half load every now and again, but that's usually it. I'm so thrilled, and so thankful... now, when the PPD starts to rear its ugly head, I feel a little bit stronger in fighting it.