How do I tackle a 6month old and a pregnancy?

Crystal - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am 17 weeks pregnant and I have a 6 month old son. I have been recently taken off my Prozac which I was on for 6 years, and I am stuck at home with no cell phone, house phone or car. I live in a city that is small and I don't know anyone that lives close. I get frusterated and I am terrified. Can anyone suggest anything for me?



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Crystal - posted on 04/17/2010

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Thank You Latoya. I do feel as though I am a bad mom sometimes when I have to put my son in his room. Its really frusterating. I dont have any friends really close by or family either close by, so its not like anyone can come check on me. My husband works and living in the country is really hard without a car. I love the country life sometimes but other times its like I am in a completely different world. I live with my husbands mom and brother and they arent exactly welcoming or helping in the whole situation. I just don't know what to do half the time. Luckily I am starting to work for Avon today, and I am hopeing that I can make enough money to buy a car and do the things I want my son to enjoy.

LaToya - posted on 04/16/2010

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I feel your pain. Mine will be 1 in 2 weeks and she does not listen then when I put her in time out (the high chair or exer-saucer) she screams her head off, and my husband is deployed right now so I don't get any help. Even when the wives of the other deployed soldiers are around and see me struggling with her, they just sit their fat butts on my couch and watch. Sometimes you just have to put them in their room in the crib and let them go for a while and take some "me time". It may make you feel like a bad mom for letting them cry but look at it this way, if they are crying, you know they are still breathing and if they are in their crib, you know they aren't hurt. If you don't do it, you're going to lose your mind. Just put your baby in the crib, and watch a movie. Chances are, he/she will cry themselves to sleep before you're even into the first 30 minutes of the movie.

Shanna - posted on 04/16/2010

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Try meetup.com. We have joined a couple of playgroups on there. It has been great, we have met so many families in our area. And if you can't get out to join them you can always host a playdate at your house!

Crystal - posted on 04/15/2010

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You kinda can't walk in our area when there are hunters and their dogs out. They are hunting the rabbits and having shooting practice, not to mention I don't have a way to get to the library. If I could get out I would be able to visit my family and friends but until I get a vehicle I am stuck at home. But thanks for the suggestions.

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I would look for new-mothers resources in the area, or if there is a library in the area, consider joining a book club or something that interests you. Try taking walks a couple times a day with your son and seeing the area-- I have lived in my town for over a year, and I am amazed by how much is close by that I didn't realize!

Kristin - posted on 04/14/2010

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i am 16 weeks pregnant and i have a 7 month old girl who was born sept 09.

i am also at home and have moved to a place where i havnt yet made any friends, i finally just got over my morning sickness and am starting to feel alittle better eachday.

i rarely go out anywhere and most my time is spent at home watching my daughter i do love it but i get bored aswell. i was thinking of joining a mothers group to meet people in the area but to tell you the truth i havnt even looked into it. i guess you could try and see if they have a mothers group in your area then you could meet others n make friends. its hard to do things when you have a baby no phone and no car and the internet gets boring after awhile

Nina - posted on 04/12/2010

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Any friends of family close by that could check on you a few times during the week?

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