sick and keeping up with my boys!!

Loni - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




im almost 5 weeks pregnant and fight a bug while at the same time my boys are too!!im so tired and could use all your motherly advice.

my hubby works all day while im a stay home home.I know from being a mom its hard work but im having such bad head aches and getting tired i also home shcool my 4 year old..


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Bridgette - posted on 12/06/2009




Yeah drink a little pedialite and give a little to the family. It helps with dehydration and you feel better (ask the doctor for you though)

Erika - posted on 12/06/2009




Hi Loni,

Wow, you're sure going through a lot right now. It was very hard for me to be pregnant and chase my toddler. You're amazing!!! I suggest that you try to rest as much as possible right now. I wish I could help out more, but sounds like you're doing the best you can.

Congrats on your pregnancy!


Adrienne - posted on 12/05/2009




I know what your going through. I'm now in my second trimester and I'm still very tired all the time. I'm a stay at home mom with a soon to be 1 1/2 and soon to be 2 1/2 year old on boxing day. Both of my boys are very busy they never stop and are into everything. In my first trimester I was getting sick all day long and super tired all the time. I mainly just kept drinking water all the time but had problems with my boys when I was getting sick because they would follow me and be right in my face asking "Mama whatcha doing?" I would read books and play with their flash cards and keep them busy with their toys the best I could while running for the bathroom a million times during the day until my husband comes home in the evening to help me out. And when I could get one of the grandmother's to come over and watch the boys for a little bit so I could rest. Good Luck!

Brandi - posted on 12/05/2009




I had the same thing when I was pregnant with my son. Only I had a daughter who was almost 2, I watched a little boy who was 3 and my nephews who were 1 and 2. And I got sick. NOOOOOO. Do the absolute bare minimum that is NECESSARY and try to nap when your other kids are napping. I actually had to have my husband stay home once or twice while I was pregnant with my son, as I absolutely COULD NOT function. so maybe that is an option???? If not, do you have a sister, mother, cousin, best friend, someone who lives close by that could pop in for an hour or so, so you could take a snooze??? It's really hard to be a mom, but it can be almost impossible to be a SICK mom. Sometimes we need some help. Don't be afraid to ask for it when you need it. I hope you feel better very soon. and congratulations on your new baby.

Peggy - posted on 12/05/2009




I'm right there with you mama! I'm starting my 3rd trimester with an 11 month old wild man. We are moving out of state in 3 weeks, have nothing packed, and the whole family is sick. Just drink some simply orange, stock up on chicken soup and hot chocolate, and take it one step at a time.

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