In her second entry, Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin addresses some of your comments from her first celebrity guest blog. This busy mom of four continues to share her own experience of postpartum depression after all three of her pregnancies, even stating that overcoming PPD was “one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.”
Please leave questions for Gena’s next blog in the comments.
Hello M’s & D’s ~
I had such a great time writing my first blog, I’m eagerly at it again! Bear with me, as I want to answer some of the questions you had posted regarding PPD, stay at home dad’s, etc..
I want you to know getting over PPD was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I call it the real success of my life, because at the time I was in such a horrible state, that I seriously didn’t know how to live or feel. It was impossible for me to do anything without getting the proper help I needed, which is why I’m saying — Get help! The best advice I can give and something I personally did was call my OBGYN. They will point you in the right direction and most likely have you come in to discuss medications or other directions you may want to take. This is a serious illness, so please for you, your loved ones & me… Reach out!
I loved the daddy who wrote in about being a stay at home dad. Hats off to you for taking in stride your situation. Your wife is making the money right now and what’s wrong with that? Nothing! If anything, feel blessed that one of you have a lucrative pay check coming in, many don’t right now! I’m seeing more and more daddies at the parks, pediatricians, grocery stores and Kindermusik classes — cute one’s too! 🙂 I enjoy the role reversal and the beautiful nurturing side you men have! Remember, puppies and babies are chick magnets, that’s one fun perk you boys get!
On a personal note, this week was busy for me! My husband took the kids, while I went back to Los Angeles, which is becoming more frequent with work. I have co-created and am executive producing two mommy based shows. The one I adore and wholeheartedly believe in, is a feel good show that brings women & families joy, especially in these hard times. Cross your fingers and you’ll be the first to hear if we get close to production.
The PPD book is coming along, as I’ve said before its hard rehashing scenarios, but I feel so positive the outcome it will bring. Some stories are so nuts, it makes me belly laugh reading them back.. Yes, PPD stories can make you laugh!
To wrap up, I want to share some exciting news: we got an English bulldog puppy we named Ruby Tuesday! I’ll post a picture soon. She’s so sweet and has been great with the kids, we couldn’t ask for more..The puppy breathe is pretty great too!
Keep posting — I love hearing from you and more importantly, I love sharing!
Be well & keep drinking “Youth Juice” – it will bring you energy & health!
xo, Gena Lee