Originally Posted by Fat Scottish Gal
Having enough energy to be a decent/fun mom to my kids
I feel like a failure lately.
Ugh, I hear ya.
I feel that way, too. I want to be Fun Mom but instead I am Sit On The Couch And Sometimes Consent To Reading A Story Because It Requires Very Little Energy Mom. I don't want to take the kids out to the playground because it's so darn hot and our closest playground doesn't have a bench, so I have to stand or sit in the grass. (And you know I'd never get back up again if I did that.) It really stinks...I keep thinking that right now they are creating memories of me lounging around being miserable while they're desperate to play.
I guess it's good that they have a lot of siblings because otherwise the poor guys would be bored out of their little minds.
Edited to add to the original list of things I miss:
Getting sick and being able to take medication for it! Nothing I CAN take (i.e. am not allergic to) is safe during pregnancy.
Along that vein: Getting sick to my stomach without worrying that there's something wrong with the baby. Right now my stomach and womb are squished so close together that sometimes it's hard to tell which part hurts.