Its not postpartum depression, but its something

Christine - posted on 04/04/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I understand that the toddler years can be quite frustrating but I did not know it was going to be a constant battle. My daughter is about to turn 3 in a month and its like pulling my hair out. I don't know if i am getting overly frustrated too easily or what. To get her to brush her teeth, comb her hair and take vitamins is a nightmare.

I get so upset I just zone out. There are sometimes i feel guilty because I would rather be somewhere else than have to deal with her. She constantly wants "mommy". No time to collect a thought or sit for two seconds. Its Mommy all the time. I just shut down no energy to play with her or smile or even talk. The guilt I feel is consuming. She could not be here, we got lucky with the first round of IVF. She's gorgeous, I love her. I think its just me. Is it time for happy pills?


Kaitlin - posted on 04/04/2012




ah, toddlers.

I hear you. SOmetimes you just need a break, it doesn't mean you don't love them. Is there a pre school in your area, even two days a week? That would be great for her and for you! Or perhaps toddler classes at your local Y that you can do with her? I find doing something totally different and away from home can be really helpful.

But you know what? If there is a real need for some outside help, talk to your doctor. Medication is a realistic option, and there are many others. Your doctor can help you figure out what will work for you and your family, with or without medication. Know that you are not alone- toddlers are awesome, but they're tough! :D

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