Jenne & Holly - any news today?
I'm still having some crampiness, nausea and low back ache every evening and last night I had a couple of bh that were crossing the line to being painful...but thankfully not experiencing the start and stop labour some of you ladies are. That must be so frustrating.
We explained to ds that baby will probably arrive some time in the next two weeks and now every morning he wakes up and says "Mom, I'm so disappointed the baby wasn't here this morning."
This is cute but also funny because I wake up every morning feeling like phew, I made it through another night. I've still been struggling with some anxiety about the birth so every night I go to bed feeling nervous and not ready. I know once it starts for real, I'll be fine (because I'll have no choice but to ride it out) and I'll get the adrenaline rush...but leading up to it, I'm having a hard time getting psyched. Plus, I'm waiting for Friday for my favourite midwife to go back on call.
I've been really struggling with the kids the last few days. I just don't have the energy for keeping up with their normal kid behaviour/energy. I'm super tired and just don't seem to have any patience for normal kid messes and attitude. My 2 yo is generally being a monkey (getting into stuff, making messes faster than I can clean them, spitting and hitting her brother - but all with a good natured grin on her face) and my 5 yo is whiney and defiant whenever he's asked to do anything. Anyone else finding they just aren't in the mental space for dealing with the older kids right now?