After a few days with no internet, it’s back and I’m finally re-connected to the world!
Should we get a dog? I loved this article! I feel like I went through the same ups and downs in deciding to get Muppet, but ultimately glad I did. really interesting how mother’s brains react similarly to photos of their kids and photos of their dogs.
In my grief I have found a lot of support through certain online boards. It’s amazing the kinship I feel with women I have never met and might only know by monikers and not even their real names. One woman in my online community wants so badly to start a family through adoption. I’m sharing her adoption profile here in case anyone knows someone who knows someone. I hope if I am ever choosing the same path, others would share for me too. I dare you not to feel tenderness for this couple when you read their site.
Grief and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep– I’ve always been really nit-picky about my sleep. I need the room cold and dark with lots of white noise. I blamed it on a profession that caused me to sleep at weird hours, but now that I’ve been living a more normal schedule and my needs are the same, I recognize it’s just who I am. I’m a vivid dreamer and a difficult sleeper. Grief certainly didnt (doesnt) help. In the beginning I trial different sleep meds until I found one that could get me past 4 hours without waking up. But what really helped reset my sleep clock after Mabel died was a weekend of camping. I’m going to throw that into suggestions as well.
Have you come across any articles that spoke to you recently? Please post in comments!