Here comes number 5....

Kristina - posted on 04/16/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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We already have a 4, 3, and 1 year old and a 7 month old.... life is crazy!!! And I just found out we are unexpectedly pregnant again! I have a hyper-fertility issue. Like the last four this was definatley not planned and we were trying to prevent another pregnancy, but.... Now I'm faced with raising them alone for the next year while he's deployed! With any luck he's get his two weeks of R&R around the time the baby is due and may get to see his/her birth. But I need some advice on keeping my family running as smoothly as possible while I play the "single" mommy game for awhile! The first 6 months wont be so hard, but then the new munchkin will be here and I am scared shitless! (pardon my language!) Any advice or ideas would be great! (FYI: I'm getting my tubes tied after this one!)

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Tiffany - posted on 05/17/2010

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Ok first take a really long, deep breath. I'm not gonna lie to you, yes it is going to be hard. Sometimes you are going to want to scream and cry and even throw things! BUT and this is a big but you are going to be okay. The best thing to do is, create a schedule and pattern every day for you and your kids. The stability will keep them on track and you sane. That's not to say your days won't always go to plan, but at least you will have something to stick to. Don't forget to get in a little "me" time. This will allow you to decompress and rejuvenate. You will have a tough row to hoe, so don't be afraid to ask for help from friends, family if they are close by, and church members. You will need it and are allowed to recieve it. Most of all, don't take your frustrations out on your kids. Give yourself a time out in your room for 15 min if you have to. Scream into a pillow, punch your bed, even cry if you have to. These feelings are legit and need to be expressed from time to time so you can be the best mom you can be in this hard time.
I admire you, give you tons of kudos, and am thankful for wives and mothers who allow their husbands to serve and protect our country. God bless and good luck!

Sonya - posted on 04/29/2010

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hi im also a mom of 5 , and all i can say is love what you do and remember its always a time when they all will be to sleep and you can relax, thats what gets me threw the day, also i try to be as organize as i can i find it easy to have a weeky plan on what needs to be done and what times and prepair myself for it, even though it may not always go as planed i know all i have to do is go on with the next chore and its all works out. another thing i find most important is one on one time with each child as much as you can get even 10 minutes is the best time spent threw the day not only for the child but your self because you get to know each child better and learn what it is to make each one happy for the hard times you may have with another child. but thats all i can give hope its some help to you and good luck. remember there only young for so long lol that helps.

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