Kudos to the Pacific Post Partum Support Society who included adoptive mums when raising awareness for post partum depression. I went to a fundraiser a couple years ago and I found it very interesting. I originally went to support a friend of mine who had experienced post partum depression after the birth of her twins. Now of course, since I have never given birth, I thought out of whack hormones were largely to blame for post partum. I was surprised to hear a brief mention about adoptive mums. I remember when Lavender Luz talked about it on her blog as post adoption depression. I don’t think I ever had that. Any blues I’ve ever had are more about the stuff I’ve always struggled with before adoption but were now of course compounded with the demands of motherhood and my apparent inability to be a super happy super achieving super skinny woman. Um, err, maybe I did. But those feelings were not associated with how well I bonded with the Precious. Let’s face it, he was pretty darn easy as an infant. He slept well, he ate well,he wasn’t sick, and he only cried when he had a obvious reason to do so. What I was depressed about was how people (you know who you are) still thought I could keep a 1500 sq. ft apartment orderly, walk the dog, cook, AND take care of the Precious. That’s just crazy talk.