In March 2013 I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I was so happy because I never thought I would get to have such a blessing because of me getting so sick when I was younger it affected a lot of my body I thought my chances were very slim I’d be able to have a child one day. Well we are now in 2014 and my son just recently turned 1 on the 16th of dec. I have troubles at times with him getting into everything and saying no to things he shouldn’t be playing with, but his so cheeky and gives you these looks than smiles like he is so innocent. I’m so proud and happy to be a mum but I get so stressed at the same time as I look after him 24/7 because my partner works full time and is exhausted by the time he gets home, he mite spend and hour with him. Is there anything I can do to relax and stop stressing so much??

Posted by sarah_2012, 18th December 2014

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  • If your darling little child has a rest during the day just drop everything and have a ly down and put your feet up. Even if you rest for 30 minutes you will feel a little bit more refreshed after it and will probably cope with what the rest of the day brings.


  • I know how you feel as I have 3 sons and they are very full on and yes I do get stressed. My hubby says I stress to much but I think as mums we do worry. Is it worth getting a big playpen and putting him in it for 30 min to give you a little break. If you make it fun and only have certain toys in there that he can’t have any other time he will want to have play time in there.


  • lol i know about the tired factor! i also remember when my child was newborn and being so exhausted, that my hubby and i would try to keep a tally, so i would do a nappy and then he would do the next one which worked for awhile until we would have the debate over who was more tired so that the “loser” would have to change the nappy lol

    • I have to ask him to do things or damand that he do them or he can tell I get angry when he doesn’t help or I ask him do something straight away. He did help me when I had my c section but I still did everything else like the cooking/washing ect.


  • Possible some of the two best pieces of advice I got a few years ago were “Nobody is going to care in 50 years whether or not the ironing was done today Heidi.” And ” When the woman or mother of the household is happy, everybody is happy. Take some time out for yourself, savouring the simple pleasures in life that you enjoy. Maybe discuss it with your partner on a weekend or something when both of you aren’t tired so you can have a discussion about how you feel.

    • I have recently had a girls day out with my friend and I felt so much better just having me time it was a weight lifted of me than I just came home to go straight back to doing what I was


  • if it all possible you could possibly try some meditation text sometime now if you can find someone maybe a family member or some close friends 0f yours to take care of your little one even if it’s just for 1 hour so you can have some quality time out for just yourself after all mums have to be healthy to look after the children i’m sure you’re a wonderful mother and hope things turn around for you quickly as i experience this myself when i had my children do you have a routine speaking from experience i started with a routine after i found i was so exhausted looking after my 2 boys 24 7 7 days a week i was sleep deprived i didn’t know what to do even if i was doing the right thing what i did put a routine in place everything seemed to be so much better for me and the family all the very best in trying this as i’m sure it will work for you have a merry christmas wishing you all the very best

    • I have him in a pattern were he goes to bed about 8/8.30 depending how tired he is and how much of a nap he has had during the day, I’ve also had him just have 6 teeth come through at the same time as to why his been the way he is. My partner has been helping a little but I have to ask him normally he doesn’t just offer 99% of the time.


  • It can get really hard at times its the little things that help, a nice shower, a hot cup of tea/coffee or even reading a book at night all that is so stress relieving.

    • By the time his put to bed I have to do his bottles and then I’m so exhausted I pretty much go to sleep stressed :( I just want to be relaxed during the day so he cannot sense my stress. I’d like to wake up feeling refreshed and since having him I don’t wake up feeling like that


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