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Emily - posted on 11/02/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am a sahm to my beautiful 15 mo. Baby girl. I have a 10yr old son in school. I have been home since my last month of preg. With my daughter. I have worked since i was 15 yrs old so staying at home is definately a change. I wasnt able to stay home with my son, but get to now but just feel ugh depressed. I think its bc my hubby is on swing shift and i cant really get a good schedule and its driving me crazy. I just feel big and ugly, i was used to getting up every morning taking a shower and getting dressed up for work. Now i just wear lounging clothes and dont care. I absolutely love being here for my children and i dont want to miss out on anything. Any suggestions on being a sahm and a swung shift hubby?

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Julie A - posted on 11/04/2013

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It does get hard but this time will fly and before you know it they will be in school an you will miss this time. I get stir crazy too but lately I've just tried to keep myself busy besides moping around. So it's breakfast , then I take my 9 mo an 2 yo on an hour run in my double jogger with a friend and her 1 yo.This makes my day. Releases endorphins, help me loose weight, more energy , better sleep, better sex ;) and the kids love it. Afterwards we go to park. Come home, shower (with the girls!) then I clean a bit then nap time.and YES, i nap while they do! After nap time , well go for an outing, to store or just play outside . Then supper, play, bedtime. Also get rid of ALL your negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. I swear this works. Since I've started exercising and thinking positive my days are so much better ! I have to MAKE myself exercise its so worth it. So afterward I feel good after my shower an put on something cute. Not dressing up but you can dress cute. I got real cute stuff from Vic's secret. Like yoga pants, cute tanks . I always put on a little eye makeup an perfume (just a little) after our naps. It makes me FEEL so much better. Trust me I've been where you're at an it suks. Hope this helps! Just start off walking everyday for 30 minutes it will change your life!

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This is exactly how I feel too. I recently married my husband and moved to a different state, I have a 3 year old daughter from a previous relationship so it has been quite a change for all of us. I almost feel guilty by staying at home. Like Nicole said ,going out and staying busy really does help! I'm glad to know that I am not the only one.

Emily - posted on 11/02/2013

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Thank you Nicole! I guess i also miss having my friends to chat with :( seems like after you have a baby they just disappear. I know its bc we are on different chapters in life but sometimes you just need a good ole girlfriend to chat with. I am overall happy and feel very blessed but sometimes that depressed feeling just sneaks up on me.

Nicole - posted on 11/02/2013

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In order to not feel depressed, trying going out and spending time with your family. Trust me that is what i did because i am a stay at home mom as well with a 18 month old daughter and a 4 month old son and it is hard for me to get out of the house sometimes.

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