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Is there anyone else who is starting to feel the postpartum effects? My daughter is three weeks old now, and I feel ok during the day it's nights that are hard. My husband is running our business, working 10-14 hours a day out in the summer heat (we're in Florida, so you can imagine). When he gets home, he tries to squeeze in as much time as he can with me, the baby, and our eight year old; so I know it's hard for him too and don't want to dump any more on him. Its just the fact that I feel like I'm doing everything myself that's starting to get me down. I know in my brain that's he's doing everything he can, but my hormones are out of control! I don't know where else to turn right now. My family is a bad joke, and most of my close friends live out of state. Anyone know how I can get control of my emotions back? I don't like feeling like this.
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I don't know what to say to help u feel better but just know you're not alone. I'm going through something similar. My boyfriend and I have a 7 year old and a now 2 week old. He picked up two jobs since I don't get paid while being out. He works 6:30am until midnight every single day even weekends so the kids and I never see him and I feel so exhausted taking care of both kids by myself especially since the baby is up most the night and our 7 year old is very active during the day. I do feel alone and it's getting me down but I try to remember that it won't be like this for long. I know it's hard on you right now but it will get easier. Sometimes I get on this app just to have adult conversations because I don't see my family much and I don't have many friends. Just hang in there and know you aren't alone and it won't always be the way it is now. Xoxo
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Holy cow! That's just crazy similar! I'm not glad you feel the way I do, but it is nice to know I'm not alone. Lucky for me, my 8 year old is very self sufficient and has day camp Monday through Friday. So, in reality, my life revolves around the baby. Like I said, I know it's my hormones being out of whack. I'm used to being in control and able to fix things. I don't like not being able to fix or control this.
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Yes very similar! I haven't had a newborn in 7 years so I'm trying to adjust to that also. A lot going on for us but it will be okay :)
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