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   Posted 7/6/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey. Hope all has had a good weekend.  Mine started out great with my dh having a three day weekend.  He took me for a car ride yesterday to get me out of the house.  It was nice. Then he took me to my favorite restaurant.  Our daughter had fun too.  But today I am agitated and kinda down.  My mom has been helping everyday while dh works since I am pretty much bed ridden.  But I am feeling smothered.  I need space, you know.  I don't know if it is the bipolar that makes me feel that way at times.  But I just sometimes enjoy days to myself with my daughter.  I need that space and time for me.  So I am down about that today knowing that tomorrow my mom will be back to help out and I am feeling trapped.  I know that I need the help if we want to get our son here as close to the due date as possible without complications.  I'm just feeling that way.
"I'm not crazy; I'm just a little unwell."  Matchbox Twenty

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 7/7/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   

Darling, you have a problem with confrontation. I recognize this because I am the exact same way. But it started to make me sick -- I was making myself sick with all the anxiety I was storing up thinking about the difference between what I wanted and what I couldn't have because there was no way I was going to ask for it. I have been practicing for the past few years (I am by no means good at it yet) asking for what I want. You should try it too. Ask your mother to let you have a day to yourself. Tell her you are so absolutely grateful for her help and you need it, but you really want a day of just quiet with you and your daughter. She should understand. Ask her to please come back the next day, you love her and want her around, you just need a day of time out.

I know this is easier said than done, just think about it.

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