Baby Blues http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/

This week’s Trifecta Challenge to write between 33-333 words using the word ‘blue3  a : low in spirits : melancholy    b : marked by low spirits : depressing <a blue funk> <things looked blue> This is my submission:

Her baby was only four weeks old and the joy of her birth was so short-lived. The excitement of family and friends dissipated quickly as the realization of being responsible for the life of this little one was hers alone. Her husband was in the Armed Forces and not there to help her. She did not now feel the joy and happiness she envisioned being a new mother. The baby’s constant it seemed crying, and always wanting her attention for feeding, diapering, holding and the list it seemed was never-ending. She had to admit it, she was feeling blue. She had heard about the so called ‘baby blues’ but didn’t understand what it meant until this very moment. She knew she had to seek help, so that the relationship with this beautiful baby and herself could develop in a loving and non-stressful way. She picked up the phone to make an appointment that very day with her doctor, to learn what she could do about these feelings of helplessness. She had hope in her heart, just taking that step. Tomorrow would be better, she just knew!

13 thoughts on “Baby Blues http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/

  1. Yes the joy and excitement does dissipate quickly and nothing you’ve read, done or seen or been told makes that adjustment easy. I’m so glad this story had a happy ending! 😀

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  2. Oh so true. When I gave birth to my children, one of my urgent prayers was to be delivered from the blues. Before discharge and follow-up check-ups, the doctor was always conscientious about checking for signs of the blues and the admonition to call her whenever post partum depression sets in.

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  3. Thanks for linking up with Trifecta this week. Sounds like Mama’s got her work cut out for her–trying to find the time to balance her needs with those of her baby. Especially difficult when Daddy’s away.

    Hope to see you back soon!

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  4. With all the hormones and the stress of responsibility for a new life, it’s no wonder women suffer from ‘baby blues.’ Hope the doc gets her balanced so she can enjoy the baby!

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