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So overwhelmed! (vent) username123 Due May 6 (boy); TTC since May 2014; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Castlewood, Virginia 3412 posts
status 25th May '13

I am so overwhelmed lately. I just don't know what to do! I feel like I'm losing my mind and no one seems to care. I have 4 kids, ages 7, 5, 4, 22months and pregnant with baby 5 due in August. I can't seem to keep up with everything lately. It seems like every weekend we have a birthday party to go to. Every school day the kids have some activity I have to go to the school for. Then I have all the cooking and cleaning and taking care of the 2 younger kids who aren't in school and dr appts for all the kids and myself. I never have everything done. I barely get anything done lately! I cry ALL the time. I know its mostly hormones, I just can't deal with it lately. I ask the older kids to help me pick up. All I ask is that they put their toys back in the box and put the dirty clothes in the hallway so I can get to them easier to wash. And they won't. Plus they are SO loud. I kow they're just kids and I don't fuss about it, but the youngest is trying to nap and if they wake her up she is HORRIBLE and I wont be able to get anhthing else done. How am I supposed to keep up with it all?! DH is busy a lot. He just graduated college and is preparing for his new job. And he takes care of the yard work. But he doesn't seem to see or care that I'm losing my mind. He makes fun of me for crying all the time. Saying something to the effect of "I know you're all pregnant and hormonal...." and some smart ass comment to follow. Then I just cry more. I know this is random and pointless. I just needed to get it off my chest. I'm going to go back to cleaning and laundry before the big kids wake the baby up...Just needed a small break to complain I guess.

Davyn'sMommy Due December 18 (girl); 1 child; Kamloops, British Columbia 137 posts
7th Jun '13

I feel for you, I think anyone in your siuation would be overwhelmed. I only have one baby (8months) and am due in December with #2 and am losing my mind on a daily basis. I barely manage to get anything done and it feels like the day never ends and anytime I think about our next baby arriving I could cry because I'm so terrified of how I am going to have enough time for everyone let alone myself! I think you should ask your hubby for more help. You work 24/7 and deserve time to relax, and if your stressed throughout this whole pregnancy it isnt beneficial to the baby. Just ask for him to take over for even 30mins whenever he can so you can go have a bath or something. Your growing a human being inside of you what better excuse is there to need to put your feet up from time to time.