Let me just say, I have a 3yo(just turned on 3/4) and my son will 2 in May and I'm due next month. I have been pg for just about 3yrs. I want my body back(which I stll won't get because I nurse), I want control of my mood swings, I want to be able to roll over w/o making so much noise that I wake up the whole house, I want to be able to bend over or squat w/o having a piece of furniture to help me back up. I want to go for a walk w/o having intense contractions every 4 mins. I want to be able to go to the bathroom w/o having probs(you pg women know what I mean <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/redface.gif">). I just want to be done w/this. That being said, How in the he77 am I going to handle a newborn w/2 toddlers?! It's never ending!
Anyone else have a vent?
#3 Katrina Rose EDD 4/29/02
hmmmm.... how about putting on my own socks and shoes, hearing basketball jokes (referring to my tummy), swollen feet, headaches, having to roll off the couch or bed... sigh does it end? I feel like I'm going to be this way forever and there's only 3 more weeks left!!! Sigh <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
I feel for you and totally know what you mean.
Mine aren't as close as yours but they are close enough. I have a duaghter who turned 3 in January, and another daughter who is 15 months, and my next one is due in August. I don't know how I am going to do it either. Do you stay home with yours? You do don't you. I think I remember your posts. I am home with mine too.
So I take it this is your last?
Well good luck, as my youngest is having a fit, I must go.
Yeah, I stay home. Sometimes I wish I could get a pt job, but finances dictate I stay home(daycare is too expensive). I'm pretty sure this will be the last, though neither my hubby or myself are doing anything permament(I'm going to use an IUD). I think the hormones are just starting to really take a toll on me. Being pg is hard enough w/o adding two little <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/angel.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif"> into the mix. I know I'll be okay. SO will you!
#3 Katrina Rose EDD 4/29/02
Maggie you are my other half!!! I have an almost 7 month old(will be on 3/28) and I am almost 3 months preg. I was preg. at this time last year and I was just starting to get my hormones on track before I got preg. I was finally starting to regain my body! I am dreading taking care of a 1 year old and a newborn. I have tons of help from hubby. But I also start school a little over a month before my c-section. I am tired of being fat and preg., tired, using the bathroom every 3 hours at night, and being sick to my tummy. And what is worse is I know the bad times are coming..when people start asking "you haven't had that baby yet??" I hate that question more than anything. I feel like answering "yeah I had the baby and decided I liked being this fat so I swallowed a basketball." I remember how I had to refuse a booth b/c I was so big I couldn't get my and my tummy in the booth. Oh I am just dreading that day. More than anything I would love to be out of maternity clothes and not have to use urp cloths or diapers. Right now this seems like a race where they keep pulling back the finish line. Right now, that line is so far away I can't see it. Hopefully one day my children will talk in some other way than screaming or grunting but for now I wearily waddle towards the finish line.
Smile, life doesn't last that long.
hi! i'm 24 years old with 2 daughters (6&2) and a 14 month old son. i know it gets wacky sometimes. if there is any way you can get away for an hour or so a day, go somewhere alone. take a walk, see a friend, or just lock yourself in your room with a good book. i do that often when i feel like wringing my brats necks. after i get my "relax" time, i'm back out there conquering all the monsters and meanies. no matter how stressed or agravated i get, all i have to do is see a smile or hear an "i love you mommy" and my day is made. children are the sweetest gift. good luck to you. kim. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wave.gif">
I am not in your situation, but I was several years ago. My son was 4.5 and older daughter 1.5 when my youngest was born. I remember going to preschool open house with my son, carrying a baby who was only a couple of days old. My children are now 15, 12 and 10.5.
You will get through it and believe it or not, you will miss being pregnant and miss having a new born around (not so much that you want to do it again though!) I was a stay at home farm wife with no help from my husband (I cleaned out the calf pens with daughter one on my back until I was 7-8 months pregnant and the doctor told me that I better stop)and very rarely used a sitter. I wouldn't recommend that route though!
You just have to remember that every stage is just temporary. It doesn't feel it at the time, and I didn't believe it, but kids grow way too fast. Enjoy your baby because the youngest one seems to grow much faster than the oldest one did. I wish you all luck!