38yrs old, nearing the end of my pregnancy and feeling a total loss of life direction. I intended this year to be about myself, furthering education, having a career, having something outside of family life, I felt so poorly through most of the pregnancy I havent reflected, but now all the new mom choices to make all over again seem daunting...does anyone have any similar experiences or wisdom to share?

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Heidi - posted on 10/04/2012

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I appreciated your comment but I need to make it clear, I'm happy about the baby, it's not a depression sort of thing, I'm not down in anyway other than I'm older and the pregnancy has been rough. I know myself deeply and once the baby is here I will be ridiculously happy for months just because of baby love. I'm looking at the big picture though and feeling lost, being a parent is not the only part of life, being a parent is not a retirement plan, a career, a social life, etc...it's being a parent...which has countless rewards but none of them pay the bills or plans for my eventual future.

Ariana - posted on 10/02/2012

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I would see a councellor if I were you. Your life is what you make of it, and if you have a baby in this mind-set you're just going to feel miserable. You might also be feeling down due to hormones and things.

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