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Each Month I Created Princess Costumes For My Baby Girl To Cope With Postpartum Depression
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Art, Photography4 years ago

Each Month I Created Princess Costumes For My Baby Girl To Cope With Postpartum Depression

What started as a fun $20 craft project turned into a way for me to cope with postpartum depression and bond with my daughter. I am NOT a professional seamstress, but I was inspired by my mother to hand sew costumes each month because of an Ariel costume she made for me when I was little. I’m sharing my story to let other struggling moms know they aren’t alone and hopefully the pictures will brighten someone’s day!

1-9 month photos by Heather with Heather Von Kaenel Photography.

10-12 month photos by Lisa Miystein with Makana Photography.

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Sierra Hall
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm loving these. I wish PPD wasn't real. I don't remember much of my daughter's baby years due to it. I spent most of it crying and being miserable when I had no reason to be. No one understood. Kudos to you for turning it into something artistic and beautiful.

Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you, and thank you for sharing your PPD experience. It is very confusing and frustrating how you are so happy to have a wonderful baby and don’t understand why you’re so sad, it is hard to explain.

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Nadia Bakker
Community Member
4 years ago

Your baby is beautiful, and you're blessed with a wonderful mind for turning such a hard predicament like PPD into such fairytaley dresses and pictures (even if you weren't the photographer yourself). I hope once your daughter is grown you both can look back at those pictures with joy.

Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you. I’m fortunate Heather and Lisa (photographers I mentioned) came into my life and helped me through this journey. It definitely wasn’t easy dealing with PPD, but I can’t help but be happy when I look at these pictures!

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Maria K
Community Member
4 years ago

Such a cute baby! <3

Community Member
4 years ago

Aww thanks :)

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Sierra Hall
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm loving these. I wish PPD wasn't real. I don't remember much of my daughter's baby years due to it. I spent most of it crying and being miserable when I had no reason to be. No one understood. Kudos to you for turning it into something artistic and beautiful.

Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you, and thank you for sharing your PPD experience. It is very confusing and frustrating how you are so happy to have a wonderful baby and don’t understand why you’re so sad, it is hard to explain.

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Nadia Bakker
Community Member
4 years ago

Your baby is beautiful, and you're blessed with a wonderful mind for turning such a hard predicament like PPD into such fairytaley dresses and pictures (even if you weren't the photographer yourself). I hope once your daughter is grown you both can look back at those pictures with joy.

Community Member
4 years ago

Thank you. I’m fortunate Heather and Lisa (photographers I mentioned) came into my life and helped me through this journey. It definitely wasn’t easy dealing with PPD, but I can’t help but be happy when I look at these pictures!

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Maria K
Community Member
4 years ago

Such a cute baby! <3

Community Member
4 years ago

Aww thanks :)

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