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October 13th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Hi girls! I am 7 weeks postpartum today and I returned to work this week. I cry when I have to leave my son and I am on edge all day long. I am short with my 21 month old and dont feel like doing things around the house. I do not have a choice but to do everything. My husband does not help me do anything. I get home from work at 5 and I have to wash bottles, pump, do laundry, bath the kids, feed the kids, get bottles made for the next day...etc. While my husband sits on his *** the whole time I am doing this. I dispise him most days. He will not help with the baby ever and calls his mom to come over when I have to work late or something. Hubby is useless and I am so fed up. I feel like everything is in a whirl wind around me and I feel so spent. I need him to help more and when I tell him, he says he will and then wstill does nothing. I do all the daipers too. I just wish things were different. I love my kids, but I feel like some days I have nothing more to give.
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October 14th, 2009, 11:24 AM
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I wonder if I have PPD too or its just the situation. Im 6 weeks pp with and have an 12 month old. Your kids are close in age too I see. I keep lurking here and finally posted.
I feel the same way you do, but couldn't imagine yet the mix of a job. I just want to say I really feel for you and send some HUGS!
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October 14th, 2009, 01:36 PM
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I was diagnosed with PPD about 2.5months after having lil man. I have a lot of other facters in my life but i found myself always snapping at my daughter and just miserable.
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October 18th, 2009, 10:27 AM
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My kids are 22 months apart. Having them close is so hard at first. But it gets better I promise. Sounds like you need a little R&R along with some help. One thing to remember to do is take time for yourself. You need some down time too. Especially if you work. I would just not take care of DH if he isn't going to help. Show him how much you do. Don't do his laundry, make his lunch or anything. Sounds like your plate is already full with taking care of the kids and yourself anyway. It is hard to make someone help if they don't want to. Is there anyway you could afford to hire someone to come in and help like a home helper or something. Maybe even a housekeeper who can help you keep the house up once a week. I know I feel more overwhelmed when the house is out of control. I wish there was more I could offer for advice. You can get through this. We are stronger than we think.
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