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3/21/10 7:46 P

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I'm glad your mother is coming to help out. That way, you can get the number one thing on your list done - take care of you!

My biggest suggestion to you would be to remember to take care of PEOPLE BEFORE THINGS.

Look after your needs and the needs of your children first, then school, then the house. The house can wait, feeding tummies, spending time with your little ones, and getting sleep can't.

All the best to you!

cj

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3/19/10 11:49 P

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Thanks to everyone for their kind words and encouragement. I broke my tailbone this week, so I am getting my mommy to come and help me this coming week so I can get some stuff done. when it rains, it pours!

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3/18/10 7:46 P

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Can you find an early teen who could watch your baby for short periods of time for a little amount of money, so you can study or get some sleep? I know babysitters can get expensive.

Do you have anyone you can trade babysitting with? I was in a babysitting coop. It was just local moms. We traded coupons for babysitting each others children. I think the coupons were hour and half hour.

Just trying to think of some ways you can get some "me" time that you are in need to have.

Hang in there.
Sam


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3/18/10 4:40 P

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3/18/10 8:34 A

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Boy I know how you feel and right there with you. I have a 10 yr old, a 9 yr old and a 9 month old. I have been fortunate because she started sleeping through the night at 7 weeks of age and was not bad before that. She would usually give me 5 hours at a time. The one thing I did during the day is take naps when she did. I could get some really good sleep that way because the kids were older and could take care of themselves pretty good when I first had her and they would help me with watching her as well. My life stays hectic because my oldest has problems with anxiety in school and my middle one is dyslexic so I have to stay on top of her with grades and making sure little one is diapered and fed. Sometimes this really gets to be a chore with having to help both the the older with homework and handling Sarah as well. Hang in there and you will get things in line to where you can function once again.

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3/18/10 5:21 A

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I'm sorry to hear that Wednesday was not a great day for you. It sounds like you have a lot going on with two babies, a busy home life plus school.

I'd cut you a break. You're doing a lot with very little sleep. It's hard to function well on too few hours of sleep, all while care-giving, studying, trying to lose weight, and so on.

I think I would try to focus on a few things that you're doing well--such as your kids are beautiful and healthy and you are on the road to better health. You can't do much about an uncooperative teacher. Just do your best in class with the time and resources you have available.

Back off of the things you cannot change and know that tomorrow is a new day. emoticon

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3/18/10 12:33 A

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I am a super emotional person, and when I get upset there is no filter from my head to my mouth, so I say things that I end up regretting. My husband knows this about me, so when I say really crazy sh*t, he knows that it's just me blowing steam.. but today has been a really frustrating and stressful day, and I don't know how much more I can handle...

My 7 week old isn't sleeping at night, so I have been up until at least 5am for the past few days, I have a test in my online history class that I am not prepared for at all (I have been studying, the teacher is just a total jerk), my 16 month old is teething so he is constantly cranky... I feel like I don't have any "me" time, and my husband and I never get to have any "us" time. There is so much more going on - and I don't know how to handle it all. I feel like I am falling into a gigantic hole and I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to climb out of it.

Thanks for listening... = (



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