From the article: Surviving Pregnancy with a Toddler
During your first pregnancy you have it easy and you don't even know it. You feel tired, you go take a nap. You're too tired to cook, you don't make dinner. But when there are other children around, you can't just go lay in bed for hours on end. Your toddler doesn't care that you have morning sickness or can barely keep your eyes open. So what's a mom to do? Share Your Advice
Don't know how my grandma did it!
- I have a very active 8 month old boy... just found out that am newly pregnant with #2!! Very excited but nervous that I won't have enough energy for two! My grandmother amazes me .. she had 16 kids. She is now my hero!!
- —Guest Abby0923
- I have two children (8yrs. & 24 months). I just found out that my hubby and I are expecting number 3. I am so tired and have no energy. My daughter is so busy with sports and my son is very very active! All while my husband is at work all day not getting home till around 7pm. What do I do? I'm so depressed.
- —Guest Mom to be of 3
Coping During Pregnancy
- I have an eight month old daughter, and I am six weeks pregnant. It's exhausting! I just want to sleep, sleep, sleep! Unfortunately, that's not the case! You learn to turn into a "super mom", and you just keep moving forward. Good luck to all of you ladies! It's nice to have a lot of emotional support from family and your partner during pregnancy, especially every pregnancy after the first. It just gets harder. Stay positive, though! It's all worth it in the end.
- —Guest Second Pregnancy
20 and pregnant again!
- I'm 20 and have a 8 month old baby girl; I'm 20 weeks pregnant with number two while hubby works 12 hours a day and I study for UNI. 8 month old wont stop crying as we're both sick with a tummy bug. Just feel like crying.
- —Guest ShellyEllen
Pregnancy of 11weeks
- Handling 2year baby girl when husband is in abroad
- —Guest Rose
- I am 6 months pregnant and already have a daughter who is almost 2 years old. I can't complain too much because I'm responsible for getting myself into this situation. Though it's hard, I have to embrace it. Luckily everything is walking distance from my house so I take a lot of strolls with my daughter. She never gets tired of going around the same blocks all the time, the walking is good for me, and she behaves. At home, she doesn't behave as much. So, going out is the best thing to do. It's so much easier to walk theough an air conditioned mall, even if you can't buy anything, than to be at home running after your toddler and watching her destroy the house, right?
- —Guest eb
20 weeks with a 6mo
- I am exhausted from holding him and cleaning all day. I cant get a nap in. ahhh what do I do. I have to carry him in his car seat along with my purae and diper bag. It feels like too much for me. His father works all day and by the time he geta off hes tired and dont wanna help
mom of 4
- It is really stressful and hard to care for a child or children while pregnant as i am a mother of a spunky 16 month old and am now pregnant with my second and am only14 weeks iz feel exhausted! My husband has three other children ages 2 5 7 and we have the 2 year old half the week and the others are here for the summer! I am so tired never get a nap never feel like cleaning after 4 kids and just get complained to bc i dnt! Im excited for my next child just wish i uad super mom pills to take so i wasnt so tired! At 23 i feel so old!
- —Guest trisha
thankful to my husband
- I have a 2-yr. & 6-mo. boy and now i'm 16 wks. preggy. i'm thankful that my husband is so supportive of me esp. in my 1st trimester, always tired and all these. he always adjust on my needs, foods being craved & the household chores including taking care of our eldest
- —Guest aweng
Hope I'm myself again soon
- I have a 17 month old boy, and I'm 12 weeks pregnant with my second. This pregnancy has had me very sick and exhausted. I feel so guilty but sometimes all I can do is lay on the couch while my son plays nearby. My husband is very supportive but I feel so bad I can't make dinner, because the though and sight of most foods make me horribly sick. The doctor says I'm not gaining weight because of all the vomiting, so I have to try to keep it to a minimum. Uggh. I hope I feel more like myself soon, for my son and my husband!
- —Guest Nicole
Tired tired tired ! ! !
- I'm 16 weeks pregnant with a 10 month old who has now been waking up 5 times a night, I'm so tired lately I cry, my hormones feel awful cos of lack of sleep.
- —Guest Emma
8 wks preg.& mum of 5(6,4,3,2,&8 months)
- My husband is off studying so I am at home with our 5 children and newly pregnant with number 6. I am have really severe nausea and extreme fatigue, I am finding the hardest part is not having my hubby around for emotional support, trying to find info on pregnancy tips when you already have children is quite difficult I suppose and also considering I have had about eight interruptions in the short space of these few sentences would explain why,lol :) The joy of children and pregnancy is amazing I find sometimes thinking about what it must have been like for our great grandmothers puts at ease all the problems I have knowing they cope with much harder ones, also eating the right food regularly and remembering that over our complete lifetime this "raising small children" part is going to vanish so quick and we will be longing for the days when our children needed us so dependently, generally helps me it doesn't help me get more rest though, or do my dishes for me.
- —Guest pheonix27
From one existed mama to another
- Glad to hear I am not the only one. I am 16 weeks and on my second. My first is 20mo and very demanding of all of my time and energy. I have faith that everything will work out tho. I still manage to find a way to balace my time between. For spouse, family and myself. It is important that we take the time to take extra good care of ourselves especially during pregnancy:) I know it's hard but remember to love yourself it's the best thing you can do for everyone around you. Get plenty of rest and take it easy. Best of luck to all of you and I feel glad to know that I am not alone. Take care!
- —Guest Monyta
Routine is key
- 32 weeks preggers with a 2 year-old little girl here. Hubby and I work full time during the day while little girl goes to daycare. Kinda hard as I am constantly battling guilt from not being with my child and exhaustion as I am with child. Anyway somehow it works, bills get paid and little girl is socialized. She looks forward to seeing her friends at daycare and enjoys a full hour each with mom and dad in the evenings. However mom and dad barely has any "couple time" apart from the daily breakfast runs on the way to work. Weekends are golden and cherished definitely after a mad week! Not sure how to keep up once little boy is born though. Two kids in daycare is just too expensive! We'll see how it goes and just roll with it...
- —Guest KiT
second trimester with a 10 month old
- I'm 4 months pregnant and I have a 10 month old son at home with me who is crawling and teaching himself how to walk. When ever I feel over exhausted I grab some toys and a book along with the 10 month old and relax in my bed with the t.v on. Lots of times my son tires and we both get a nap in.
- —Guest angela
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