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More than anything, I just want to enjoy the last 3 months of this pregnancy--the calm before the storm, if you will. I want to enjoy my 3-year-old, who will forever have to share me, come May. And I want DH and I to not constantly be clashing on every life decision being thrown our way at the moment. More than anything, I want to be sure everything will fall into place as it should. Lately I've just been feeling so incredibly overwhelmed--by work, our new house search, the way my body feels (very large, headachy, sluggish, unbalanced, and moody), and by life in general.
Watching! I too need help in this area. I have been so stressed lately, I know it can't be good for my sweet baby.
I also want things to be calm, comfortable and has stress free as possible before my baby comes and thinks get a lot more crazy around here!
All I can think of right now is getting everything as prepared and organized as possible! Keeping up on cleaning, all I know is its a lot easier to be happy and relaxed in a clean organized home!
I can only say that if I feel calm or zen-like, that it's not from my own doing! Life just happens to be calm right now. Plus I got off my Prozac I'd been taking which actually made me feel better. Go figure
I wish I knew the answer to this question. I feel so completely stressed out right now. I'm looking forward to maternity leave because no matter how stressful and sleep deprived it will be, it will still be easier that continuing to carry the amount of stress I have right now.
I just really focus on the things I can control and just take everything as it comes. I am of course "overwhelmed" with school (16 units) and my "new" job.... Special ed is definitely tough. I go home with work still at the end of the day but prioritize the things that need to get done... and if things don't get done, well they will still be here tomorrow.
Most importantly I make time for playing with my DD who just turned 3 yesterday.... she's definitely keeping me zen because she makes me laugh and brightens my day. I'd much rather be playing outside with her than stressing over responsibilities. Having a great DH helps too! he takes care of a lot around here
The only thing that has kept me sane for the past month or so is the hypnobabies class I'm doing. I just checked out youtube and there are a couple hypnotic relaxation videos on there but i can't watch 'em out right now or I'd find one for you. I've been doing the relaxation session daily right after work and it's seriously helped (my new supervisor is psychotic... I cannot wait to deliver Sam and quit work). I got so stressed I tried medication, but it had the complete opposite effect on me.
My suggestion is to try to go to bed 30 minutes early tonight and find a video you can listen to right before you fall asleep. It might not help during the day, but at least you won't take your troubles to bed with you.