Too Stressed And Leaving Child Temporally

Danielle - posted on 07/07/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am 5 months pregnant and have been taking care of 2 two year olds and a one year old. One of the 2 year olds is my son and his father and I are not together. I have been extremely over whelmed watching all the kids 5 days a week for 20 hours by myself and it has gotten to the point where I worry about my parenting.

I am no where near family and friends who can help with either of the children and I have made the tough decision to move back home. (from TX to OR) Planning on getting a job and the father of my child has agreed to move up there with our son in the next few months but harasses me about moving back in with him and how im leaving my son and Im being a horrible mother by making this decision.

I don't feel like my losing my temper every night, yelling and feeling like im drowning is a good environment for either me or the children. I have already been to the hospital for braxton hicks that was due to stress and feel like this is the best decision.

Am i being a bad mother? Should I stay in a stress filled environment even though its causing harm to both my unborn child and I feel my parenting skills?

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Jodi - posted on 07/08/2015

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Whose are the other two children you are caring for? Also, keep in mind that the father of your 2 year old could very easily file for custody permanently and win should he wish to if you relinquish it to him now.

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