Independence gone?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-07-2011
Independence gone?
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 3:07pm

I am really hoping I can find some help here. I am a stay at home mom to a 7 month old and I am 5 1/2 months pregnant. I am exhausted all the time. The problem is... I had a very successful career prior to having the baby. Now I don't know what to do with myself or the baby! I find myself not showering, I don’t' know how to stimulate her or entertain her (partly because I'm so tired). But I also have a problem not having my own money and having to rely on hubby and feeling like he makes all the final decisions because he makes the money. I feel so lost. I have NO time for myself and I'm having a really hard time adjusting. Any advice??

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 4:24pm

Babies are pretty resilient, and at 7 1/2 months, pretty easily amused.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-12-2011
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 2:51pm

I completely understand how you are feeling, as I too am in the same situation, well, minus the pregnancy.