I have met my match. Try as I might to keep our family life simple and under control, my lack of energy often goes head-to-head with my 3-year-old daughter’s willpower. And she is a good kid. I just don’t have much energy these days.
There is nothing simple about being pregnant while raising a toddler or preschooler. There just isn’t.
And with a high risk pregnancy I have to take it easy in addition to dealing with my malaise. Of course, my daughter takes full advantage of my weakened state. I try to maintain boundaries, and sometimes I succeed, but often I do not.
Honestly, I am just plain worn out at the end of each and every day.
It doesn’t matter if you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mama, it’s a lot to handle.
When you are pregnant with your second (or any child after that, I’m sure) you realize how good you had it when you were pregnant with your first. You had time for naps. Glorious naps.
Your older child doesn’t care if you sleep. Ever.
So right now is all about survival.
It isn’t easy, but it’s worth it in the end. 🙂