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I am starting to get pretty nasty. I have been in a good mood for the most part the whole pregnancy. However I have so much stuff out of my control and it is making me crazy.
DS 1 broke his ankle, my mom is here...with all of her stuff filling my house, I am waiting for hand me downs to see what I have and people are taking their time, my kids rooms are a constant battle (messy), DH is still home on workers comp (since May), I feel fat, family is coming to stay in my already full house this weekend, I am having a garage sale in two weeks and I would rather just donate it all and not bother......ahhhhhhhh, then there is the economy and the fact that I have extended family that is falling apart (literally).

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I'm so sorry you're going through all of this. Everything is rough as it is being pregnant, but to have to deal with anything else is a nightmare. I know how it feels to have family feel like they're cramping you. My parents and siblings lived with me for a year (finally moved out in June). I have a family of five, and then they're a family of 6, so you can do the math on how many were busting out the seams of my 1900 sf home! Anyway, sending you happy thoughts and vibes, I hope everything gets better for you!

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I'm sorry Joy. I have spent most of this pregnancy feeling the way you are feeling now.

You are definitely not alone. Sometimes the only thing you can do is laugh. Look at it like National Lampoons Christmas Vacation....maybe even watch it. The craziness of family. =/

Can you get away? To a Starbucks? For a walk? To a spa? Gym? Anywhere just for a minute?!?!

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Joy - I am right there with you. Something big has come up lately at home and its all consuming for me, but nothing I can talk about at the moment. Then aside from that I have my day to day stuff. Like you - I need to have a garage sale but I am just so tempted to donate it all and be done.

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Oh my that is alot. I would donate and skip the garage sale those things are so tiring even not preggers. At least it'll lighten the load on you.

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That sounds like too much for anyone to deal with, let alone someone who is pregnant! I hope you can get away for a bit and things get a little better. I know how you feel though, I have been very grumpy too - although, I don't really have a legitimate reason, haha. It still sucks though eh?! Hope it's better soon.

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I understand the grumpy business. I hate feeling this way as I am not one to normally snap at my kids. Stress is a killer sometimes. I hope you can find some time to sneak away. Even if it's only for a few minutes to get some fresh air. I know that's easier said than done. Maybe it's time to explain to people that you are pregnant, stressed, and now is not a good time for having family stay with you guys. It's hard watching people struggle in the economy.

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I hear you! i was pretty grumpy the last few days- kids were driving me nuts, work was stressful too. much more emotional these days.