I know I have tons to be thankful for but right now I'm so frustrated with so much in my life! I need to vent To start with I'm pregnant, miserable pregnant. Everything hurts and I have heartburn and I can't sleep. I know most of you can relate to this part. I think this pregnancy has sucked every ounce of patience, niceness and fun out of me. I feel sorry for my kids and my husband.
Then last Thursday my oven broke. So all of the meals I had planned and bought groceries for don't work out because many of them have to be cooked in the oven. The repairman came to fix it today (finally), told me it was fixed and left. Tried it out and it's not fixed. So, now I have so many people(8 adults, 4 teenagers, 9 kids) to cook for over Christmas and I have no way to bake Christmas cookies and have to figure out how to make everything else in crockpots or on the stove. And I've had to go and buy additional groceries that weren't in the budget to have stuff to eat these next 2 weeks.
Then we find out 2 of my stepkids have the flu so they can't come for Christmas. We were supposed to have a family picture taken, one with all of the kids. My DH 2 oldest have been going through teenage rebellion for the past year and a half and chose not to be in our current family pic that was taken last Christmas. They are finally coming for Christmas this year, but now the younger two can't. And I'm actually worried about the oldest two coming now because they live in the same house as the kids who are sick and if I get sick they will not induce me on the 28th.
I just want to wake up after Christmas after I've delivered my baby and come home to a working oven and cookies! Sorry for the ranting! I hope and pray everyone else has a much happier, merrier Christmas!
so sorry I hope everything works out what a stress!
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Alivia Christi --- January 9, 2013
Jen - I know what you mean about feeling awful. I am right there with you. I think you are going to have to give yourself a BREAK! Maybe it is easier for me to do because I am pregnant with twins and I realize that things are just not going to go as I planned/dreamed this year for the holidays. This is your last pregnancy. Next year will be better and you will be able to throw your whole energy into it. You cannot control teenagers. I know my parents could not control me at that point. My husband's sister occasionally decides she doesn't want to be in family pictures and stuff and she is pushing 30.
My DH literally has to do everything. He cooks the meals. He cleans up. He plays with DS. He takes out the trash. He drives me to work. He set up the nursery. He might even be doing the last minute Christmas shopping by himself. I guess it is a good hint at what life would be like if I were not here. But it is killing me. You have one important job to do which is survive, sanity intact preferably, these last few weeks of your last pregnancy. I wish you luck in this endeavor. Don't beat yourself up.
Thank you all so much for the encouraging posts! I am trying to remember that this too shall pass, I'm just still struggling. But thank you all for listening and offering support. It does help just to know I'm not the only one feeling like this! The good news is that my parents showed up today and they stay in their motorhome and are super helpful in tons of ways so that should help my stress level for sure. That and the fact that I found out my in laws aren't coming for Christmas after all since they're sick. Things are looking up
Wow is that ever good news. You are welcome to vent here anytime!!
I made it through Christmas!!! Without strangling anyone! My parents ended up being a huge help. All but one of our kids made it for Christmas and I cooked an entire Christmas eve dinner, Christmas breakfast and Christmas dinner for 16 people in crockpots. I got everyone dressed nicely and made it to Christmas Eve service at 11pm and they were even well behaved. Everyone was really happy with their gifts, I didn't go into labor and I only have to go to two stores for returns tomorrow! I'm still exhausted and in pain but I'm just so thankful I made it through today. Now I just have to find the energy tomorrow to take down all of my Christmas stuff, clean up the tornado of 9 children's presents that went through my house and countdown until my delivery on Friday!!!
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