Feeling Depressingly Guilty - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 11-01-2012, 08:12 AM - Thread Starter
MayasMama88's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Bristol, Maine
Posts: 397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm 2 months pregnant, and we have a 3yo DD who would normally be very active and adventurous... only her mama doesn't want to do anything but lie in bed and watch movies.


I've been dealing with nausea for about 2 weeks now, and even though I have a feeling it will go away soon (and it hasn't really been that long period), I feel so SO guilty that she hasn't been getting enough exercise, or creative play, or... well anything really. I give her tons of hugs and we snuggle all the time, but I just have no energy or motivation to do anything!!


I do make attempts to go outside every day or every other day, but it doesn't last long because I start getting tired or yucky feeling and just want to go back in. She asks me to play games with her, and hold her hands while she jumps on the bed, and I do these things when I have the energy, but most of the time I'm having a hard enough time keeping up with housework or preparing food!


What do I do??? I don't want her to become lazy because of me! I feel awful that I'm such a lazy, unmotivated, boring mama right now!

CDing, BFing, CSing, Loving mama to Maya Lily (10/15/2009), and married to my best friend on October 31, 2009!
MayasMama88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 11-01-2012, 08:55 AM
allisonrose's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NoVa
Posts: 1,996
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Ds1 was 1 going on 2 while I was pregnant with ds2. I had very little energy throughout my entire pregnancy. Ds1 was and still is a very active fellow. I did what I could for him and tried not to stress about what I couldn't do. He is now a happy, active 4 y/o with a little brother. I am now expecting my third and am in the first trimester energy slump. I am hoping to get some energy back in the second trimester. For now, I do what I can when I can and again am trying not to stress what I am unable to do.

It is hard but I don't think your dd will have long lasting effects from you taking it easy right now.

Mama to Blake, 5, and Grant, 3
allisonrose is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off