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April 17th, 2011, 11:58 AM
mzbrnbear's Avatar GabrielandLiliana'sMommy
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I am new to this board. I have two toddlers 11 months apart, and am recently pregnant with my 3rd. It is already hard sometimes with two toddlers. Heck it is usually hard with just one toddler, but right now, I am SEVERELY fatigued and feel sick a lot from the 1st trim. of pg, and due to the progesterone supplements he has me on. My husband works LONG hours, and I have no real help, so it is basically just me. I am so tired, and so frustrated, and that makes me feel guilty and bad for my babies. I am just sort of lost, and of course, I am pregnant, so all I can do is cry. Weekends are the worst, the kids are at home, and get bored. I love them, and hate all of this.
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April 17th, 2011, 05:24 PM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
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Welcome! I'm Chantelle, mommy to Alyssa (3.5), Rylan (2), and due with baby #3 in July. We all feel like that from time to time, and especially while pregnant! Just remember, that it does get better, and the good far outweighs the bad *hugs!*
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April 17th, 2011, 08:44 PM
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Your kids are ADORABLE!

It will get easier. You are on your 3rd so you know how you typically feel better after the first trimester.

Are your two kids on the same sleeping schedule? Getting them to nap at the same time can be a big help.

Once you are feeling a bit better I always try to get out of the house and do stuff. Speeds up and breaks up the day so it doesn't seem so long. I Go for a walk, go to the local pet store and look at the animals, do a kids activity at the library, anything I can think of to get out and do something.
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April 18th, 2011, 12:48 AM
sarah*'s Avatar Loving My Piglets
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welcome

I wish i had advice but i was in the same boat (my first two are 12 months apart) I got pregnant when DD1 was 26 months and DD2 14 months and had terrible morning sickness, but had to get up at 7am to get DD1 to nursery, ugh it was awful and i am so glad it is over with. Just take it day by day and try get through it the best that you can, try some anti sickness stuff to help, rest when you can, drink plenty of fluids! and just keep telling yourself that it will be over with soon! x
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April 18th, 2011, 05:55 AM
mzbrnbear's Avatar GabrielandLiliana'sMommy
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Thank you everyone. It is really helpful to talk to people who know what you are going through. I took a nap when they did yesterday, and that really helped. We made a fort, and played outside afterwards. It turned out to be a pretty OK afternoon. I appreciate all of the encouraging support. Now off to the OB. Have a good day all.
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April 18th, 2011, 09:28 PM
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I don't have much to offer in the way of advice, but wanted to welcome you to the board! The ladies here are great!
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April 19th, 2011, 11:20 AM
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Shy was only 6 months when I got pregnant with my 3rd (Logan) so she was a handful to begin with being a baby still. Then sam was a year and a half. I usually just tried to save my more energetic days for the days we played outside and then my more exhausted days for the indoors stuff. Coloring, painting. Reading to them. My kids LOVE books so they could sit and read for hours. Which was relaxing for me, even if I read the same book 30 times lol.

Just keep them active on good days. and even playing hide and seek
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