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ladyscott's picture
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I'm having a real hard time lately... I am so stressed out! These kids are driving me crazy! I have a 3 year old who is super active and needs to be doing something at all times, I have a destructive 1 year old who is teething, cranky and wants to be held all the time plus I have my 5 week old who has colic and cries soooo much! I am so tired! Not to mention in the last week we packed up our home and moved 4 hrs away!

When I had just two kids it was a easy balance but now this third makes it rough! It takes super long to get out the house and when we finally leave it either lunch or nap time. I feel like it's not enough of me to go around and I feel guilty that my oldest doesnt get the attention and affection she needs cause I'm so busy with the younger two. My husband helps a lot and gives me breaks but I'm still tired and stressed! Sad

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I'm sorry, hun! Sad There was a time when I thought I may be suffering from PPD, but it just turned out to be exhaustion. My 5 year old was driving me crazy, my 1 month old wouldn't stop screaming or sleep, and I felt like a frumpy fat wife who would rather sit on the couch stuffing my face then go outside and get some fresh air. I spent one whole day just crying and I had never felt so alone since DH works all the time. Once we finally got answers to what was wrong with DD and got her on medication, I can finally get some sleep now and I feel so much better!!

You are probably just exhausted and need a day of R&R. The thing that got me through it was just repeating in my head "It's not going to be like this forever!" I hope your LO's give you a break soon so you can rest. Just think, 6 months from now, you will look back and laugh at how crazy those first few months were. Smile

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I'm sorry things have you so stressed. They will get better! As someone who had PPD first time around and didn't recognize it (and therefore didn't get treated for it), I just wanted to say if you think you have PPD, please call your OBGYN. This time I'm on a VERY low dose of an antidepressant and I am doing SO much better than the first time around. There's nothing wrong with asking for help Smile That said, I hope things slack up soon in your house and that you can get some time away from the kids, even if just an hour.

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I'm sorry!!! Colic is SOOO hard. My first had it, and thankfully all I had to deal with was her at the time. Also, I at one time had a 3, 1, and newborn. That was probably one of the most challenging times for me, but it does get better. My 5 now, are actually much easier then when I had 3. You will figure out how to handle them better with each passing day, and thankfully Colic does not last forever.

ladyscott's picture
Joined: 07/03/03
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Thanks ladies, I don't think it's PPD but if I don't get some rest or a break soon it can lead to that. I'm just under a lot of stress with our move (to a city where we have no family), my husbands demanding new job and having 3 LO's. I keep reminding myself, this to shall pass and things will get better! Smile I had a good day today!

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Joined: 11/16/07
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I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. I can completely relate. I just try and take it one day at a time and know that we will all get the hang of this family of 5 thing eventually :).

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"K_Lo" wrote:

I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. I can completely relate. I just try and take it one day at a time and know that we will all get the hang of this family of 5 thing eventually :).

Thanks! Yep, one day at a time is my motto Smile Oh, and I love your kids names!