Megan, I am so sorry to hear that you have been having a rough time. I can't imagine how hard it would be living in a different country away from your family and having in-law issues on top of it. You have had a rough year with your mother's death and your fathers life changing so quickly, it's no wonder you're struggling a little!
I agree that acknowledging that there is a problem is a huge relief in it's self. I had a really rough time when Grace was like 9-18 months or so and it was very helpful for me to just acknowledge that and then I was able to take steps to improve things. I'm glad you're feeling better today and I hope it continues. Just remember to be easy on yourself. I also agree with the fish oil and I have also found that supplementing vitamin D has helped my moods too. Also, have your periods returned, does this seem timed to that at all? I have found that I struggle more with PMS moodiness much more now, I didn't really have an issue with it before having kids.
Everyone-I love that we talk about ourselves and our lives, both including, and out side of our mothering! Please keep sharing and don't feel like you're being selfish by doing that! I think that's a lot of what keeps us connected and invested in each other's lives! I like you all as women, not just as mothers!
Sleep talking- I love it, it's so funny. My husband used to talk in his sleep and I could often get him to have conversations with me. One time, I actually peed myself because I was laughing so flipping hard and could pry myself away from the conversation to go to the bathroom!
Ahh, I miss his sleep talking....
Rynna, that sounds so sweet! James sleeps like that every once in a while, with an arm wrapped around my neck, so sweet. Man, it really sucks that sleep is still such a struggle! Are you feeling better outside of sleeping? I wish I has some quick fix to tell you, I hope it gets better!! Well, I guess outside of sleep and your tooth. Maybe if we all work to manifest you some money it will happen! I'll be sending out positive thoughts for you! What about a tax return, any money to be used there? Are there any programs to assist with things like this?
Carrie, that's a bummer that there are drawbacks to your first choice but it's awesome that you have several good choices to choose from! Weight is such a PITA, I hope a little activity is all your body needs to jump back into gear!
Felixmom- I have a chair scooter/climber as well. I keep reminding him that things are on the counter because he's *not* supposed to have them! That stinks about the dental work!
So I wore jeans yesterday that I haven't been able to wear since James was like 6 months old, before my thyroid went crazy again. Woo hoo! I didn't get to work out this morning because Grace was being a twerp and I just had it and said, fine, we aren't going! It was supposed to be their swimming day with me after my workout so hopefully it will send the message that when you refuse to get ready as asked, you don't get to go! So I'm going to go after nap as soon as the childcare room opens back up, I'm so amazed that I actually *want* to work out! I've always been overweight, sometimes extremely, but always at least some. I've also always hated exercise, so this is really amazing. Seeing results is really motivating, I'm feeling stronger and more toned even though I still have a lot of weight to lose. I'm seeing that it's possible and that it will take time to do it right because I'm changing my life, not dieting! It sounds stupid, but it's like a light finally went off in me. Spark People has been so helpful with that, I highly recommend it! And, it's free!