I know the feeling. It is completely normal to have these feelings. You may want to consider finding another mom or recent mom to be a mentor to you during this time. Adjusting to your new body is hard and trying to continue at the same pace of life as your did before when your energy levels are nil is a struggle for any mom to be. You might need some time off, I would talk to your doctor or maybe just arrange with work to have a Friday and a Monday off and then you can have a mini break. Go get your toes done and get pampered a little. If your mood stays the same or gets worst I would talk to your doctor about getting a refereal to a counslor, you dont want to not be able to cope with a newborn and post partum. But everything you are saying I can agree with 100%. Remeber you are hormonal as well but you need to talk about your feelings with another person if you are not feeling "normal" to say. keep your chin up honey! Your doing great! xoxo
10/3/11 7:31 P
Lately I feel a little guilty because I feel like I haven't been enjoying my pregnancy. I want to, but its almost like I'm too tired to. There's so much stress, just the fear of losing my baby is on my mind daily. I also feel so lonely (my husband often works evenings and my best friend moved away right before I got pregnant). This, with my job and bills, I feel like I can't handle it all. On top of that lately I've been feeling a little depressed about my appearance. I've always been overweight, and unfortunately I have a B belly, so at 16 weeks, I don't look pregnant, just greedy. I'm even having trouble finding maternity clothes that fit me, and I didn't even think I was that big. Lately I've been thinking maybe I should take some time off work or something. The only time I felt even remotely better was during the two weeks off I had for summer break. I just spent the last few hours crying on and off since I've been home from work, and I need some advice (not from family).
Has anyone had similar feelings? How did/are you dealing with them? Do you think it would be a good idea to take some time off from work? Can my Dr. prescribe time off without it being bed rest?
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