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Feeling really down and emotional

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Hodge85 · 07/06/2020 14:35


I'm 39+1 weeks and I'm so bored, this lockdown is really affecting my mood. I can't go anywhere, can't see anyone and I'm really down. My emotions are really high and my husband is a bit of a gamer so he's on his pc most of the time when he's not working from home. We've just had lunch after taking the dog for a walk and he's just left me in the living room so he can go and play on his pc upstairs and as soon as he left the room I just started sobbing. It's 2:30pm and I'm just wishing the day away until bed time. I've tried doing some cross stitch which passes the time away, as well as doing some baking but today I have no motivation to do any of these things. I just feel really upset, there's no real point to this post, I think I just wanted to tell someone how I was feeling Sad x

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Mintcrumbler · 07/06/2020 14:43

Hello, just wanted to send some moral support. You are not alone, this bit of pregnancy is really hard. This was me a few months ago - I started maternity leave at 38 weeks and I couldn't move off the sofa I felt so tired and awful. It was tough going, and I just had to be at peace with not achieving anything.

Post delivery I felt a million times better immediately - both mentally and physically.

Hang on in there - soon your baby will be with you and this waiting game will be forgotten.

Hodge85 · 07/06/2020 14:48

Thanks @Mintcrumbler I know it's not forever, it just seems to be dragging on now and my husband doesn't really understand how I'm feeling. Everyone just says "enjoy your time while you have it" but that's so hard when you're not allowed to actually go anywhere or do anything. It hasn't really affected me this much until this weekend and I think it's also due to being uncomfortable now and not having any energy. x

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carleyemma91 · 07/06/2020 19:13

I'm 39+2 today and feel EXACTLY the same. I find going for a little drive breaks the day out a bit for me, or a little walk around the block at points of the day where its quite quiet.

BabyB19 · 08/06/2020 09:15

Hi OP, I'm exactly the same I've cried for a week solid and I'm 29 weeks. My OH is a bit of a gamer too so I sat him down and explained that because he is back at work and seeing people again he is forgetting that I'm on my own 8 hours a day so it's not fair to go and game in the evening and leave me alone then too, we've agreed that he will go on every 2nd or 3rd night depending on wether I feel down or if there is a tv show we want to watch together etc. I now appreciate my night off when he goes to game and I get the remote so it's a perfect balance. You need to speak to him and put some better routines in place. I feel better already. Good luck x

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