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I am the oldest of 7 kids and mom to 4 and my brother lives with us, so 5 kids in the house total right now. Being a mom is my 'thing'. I have never had anxiety or doubt in the mom department. It is the one thing I know how to do well. Even at 19 with my first, I just felt like it is what I was born to do.
Fast forward to last night. Our house is a disaster. I mean, bad. Chaotic. It stems from never being home d/t extra curriculars and coaching and when I am home, I'm in bed or in the bathroom. DH works 12, sometimes 16 hour day shifts.He gets home between 7pm and 11pm. So, in the evenings, it is me for dinner, homework, baths, referee, etc. Last night, I was in the process of making dinner, breaking up a fight, listening to my brother tell me about his football practice and helping my 8 year old study for her spelling test and I offically became overwhelmed. I had to go in the bathroom and count to 100. HOW AM I GOING TO ADD A BABY TO THIS?!
I never freak out, but I am freaking out you guys! I know we only get what we can handle, but I am only one person with two hands! Ahhhhhhhhh
wife to Richard
Mommy to Max 9/21/99, Lucy 8/9/05, Kirby 7/18/07, Jaycie 2/11/09, and expecting baby #5 5/6/14
Aww sorry. I can't imagine. You sound like super woman to me! I only have one right now but I want 4-6 kids depending on money. I think you'll be ok you will just need to work out a new routine and baby wear a lot.
Bc, I have these moments and I have one kid! You are super mom! It's okay to freak out. Somehow when you get your baby in your arms things will all fall into place and it will make sense. It won't be easy but it will work out
I am mom to 4 as well. I am a SAHM. My house is a disaster. I mean trashed with toys. I try to keep up with the dishes because if I don't we will either run out or they get much harder to clean. I am so ill I can't do anything else but laundry, sometimes, and then it goes into a basket and not put away. The first trimester of my last 3 pregnancies (incl this one) has been the worst I have ever felt in my life. I vomit, then have to lay down or get sick again. It makes my head hurt and I feel like I just want to die.
Try to remember that you will feel better, gain more energy and be able to handle things easier again. Right now is just a tough time.