Saw the doctor today.

My blood pressure was in the normal range, so she really thinks this is just a form of post-partum depression. She put me on Zoloft, but the problem is that my insurance expires at the end of this month, and she wants me on Zoloft for at least 6 months. I really don’t think we can afford for me to stay on the medicine once it runs out. I don’t know. I’ll definitely be praying about this.

I know for a fact that I am really stressed out. With Parker not taking a bottle, I never, ever get any kind of a break. Don’t get me wrong. I love nursing him, and I adore all my kids, but I need a few minutes here and there in order to keep my sanity. If you don’t agree, you come deal with these kids 24/7, and make sure one of them is attached to your boob for 20 of those 24 hours. We’ll take a day or two and see how you feel by the end of it. 😉

Since today is show and tell Friday, I’ll show you some pictures from last night!

Here’s our Christmas tree this year:

Here’s THE Christmas card picture (I think!) :

And here is my absolute FAVORITE picture that I took of the kids last night:

Hysterical, isn’t it?

Happy Friday! I am SOOOOOOO glad it’s the weekend! Oh, and I got some more packages in the mail today and will post them tonight after play practice!

Angie Vinez (2894 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    1. HUGS.

    2. You need to take care of you sweetie. If Zoloft is what you need, then you need to find a way to stay on it. I am on Celexa and I am a different woman because of it.

    3. HUGS.

    4. I have three kids, two of which are self-sufficient AND my MIL lives with us. I can barely function and you have FIVE kids, ONE of which is fairly self-sufficient and no MIL and no hubby to help out when you need it (because of his work). I don’t know how you function.

    5. HUGS.

    6. I wish I lived closer to you…I would hug you for real and I would steal Lucy and Parker. Not that there’s anything at ALL wrong with Ashley, Jace and Zander, but I need a girl (and Lucy fits the bill nicely) and Parker is still so weeny and teeny.

    7. HUGS.

    8. I LOVE the Christmas pics…both are ADORABLE.

    9. HUGS.

    10. Can Gene take the kids for an hour this weekend so that you can go to the mall, the library, the coffe shop, ANYWHERE for an hour on your own?

    11. HUGS.

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    I have an ide-
    Act like you won’t let them go to bed. Pretend that going to bed is something they aren’t allowed to do. Then, they’ll want to go.

    I wish I could take a nice road trip out there and stay with you for a while and be your super helper, super nanny, super Suze Orman, super Flylady and super shop assistant.

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    What a beautiful tree! I love the pics of the kids too.
    Make sure you are taking care of yourself Angie. That is the most important part of being a mom. The part that most people don’t acknowledge. If we didn’t take care of ourselves then we couldn’t take care of others who depend on us.
    Is there any program that is offered in your area that can help you with your prescription. If it helps you maybe there is some help you can get so you can stay on it.
    I wish I had some magic words to make all your stress and problems more managable but I just don’t. I do send you all my prayers and well wishes. Take care of yourself sweetie.

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