I was lucky enough to have my Hubby home for 7 weeks. We have no more savings and can barely make rent/bills. I left out, the week I found out I was pregnant, I lost my job. Times are tough, to say the least. I'm not depressed, just a bit overwhelmed being home by myself for 9-10 hours a day now without him. He's not there to help when she's cranky or with bath time or when I'm just plain exhausted. I'm breast feeding every 2-3 hours. What's your best advice for me? Will this pass? So stressed about EVERYTHING. Needing/Wanting a job, still nervous to go out a lot because when she's cranky, it's hard.
I do a couple things. I've found sitting and dwelling on tough times doesn't get me anywhere cause I shut down. I don't deny what's going on, but I sit and tell myself "Okay this is the situation now we have to figure out the best way to deal with it." Sometimes I just find time to be alone and have a good cry. Get all the emotions out. It almost makes the tough times easier to take on. That's just me though. Try to remember that you're only given what you can handle and you're a tough mom who'll get through it. Hugs. :-)
It will get so much better :) i am 20 and a new mom as well. My boyfriend is at work all day and being at home by yourself is both amazing because you get amazing bonding time with your little one, and also overwhelming at times and lonesome. But if you ever need to talk i am here for you :) I know exactly how you feel :/