Pregnant and stressed

Meghan - posted on 06/23/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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How do you deal with it? I have a 3 year old, a 5 year old and baby due soon. I am super stressed out. I don't get ME time. Please help. Also, my husband is not very helpful, not on purpose but he doesn't understand. It is pretty much the kids and I all the time and they don't listen and I find myself just yelling because my hormones can't cope anymore! Need advice quick.

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Ashley - posted on 06/25/2009

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I would find a local sitter that you can trust for a couple hours 2 to 3 times a week. He prob needs some time as well. You both could do something together or get your own alone time. If you can find a sitter dont feel bad about getting out of the house. You need the time to take care of yourself first. In our minds as moms the kids come first, and they should, but remember if mamma aint happy nobodys happy. Good luck to the both of you hun. Salutes to your husband America appriciates him!

Meghan - posted on 06/24/2009

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Another thing is that my husband is an Iraqi war vet and he has PTSD. Sometimes he can't deal with things. What should I do in that case?

Ashley - posted on 06/24/2009

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I now have 3 kids. My youngest was born in May. I had a very stressful pregnancy as well. Its a good idea to give yourself set days that your husband watches the other children for you. Even if its 2 nights a week to get out and go to the mall or over to a friend or family members house it helps you chill out. Try to pick your battles with the kids, let them go outside and run some energy off. I went through the same yelling every day routine and it is real hard to break! I feel for you hun. Also I found that getting the dad involved in things helped me a lot. He went to dr. apts with me. There is also a web site that we looked at a lot, babycenter.com, It tells what your going through and the baby too. My man really liked that and it let him realize what my body was really going through. I hope you get your break soon. Good Luck!

Sarah - posted on 06/24/2009

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I had a very stressful & crazy pregnancy, looking back the best advise I can give you is to get away from what's stressing you and let the little things roll off your back! The last thing a pregnant women needs is stress, it's not good for your child of yourself! Good luck sweetie I know it's hard sometimes, just keep your head up! Take care

Paige - posted on 06/24/2009

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I dont know if this is an option but marriage counceling could really help him understand what he could be doing better. Another person telling him can really make him realize. Explain to your hubby that you babies health depends on you being not stressed so he needs to help or bad things could happen! Good luck

Tisha - posted on 06/23/2009

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Aww.. I'm going through the same thing right now so I def understand where you're coming from. I only have an almost 2 yr old boy and I'm due on his birthday. I hope things get better for you. When you do?

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