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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm so behind!! I have so much laundry to do I'm thinking throwing it away and buying new would be easier. Tell me I'm not alone, I feel so lazy.
post #2 of 19

Me too! I have so much I want to do, but I just can't find the energy or motivation to actually do it! Luckily for me my OH is an OCD clean freak, so the house isn't too bad. But although he's always tidying, he doesn't do a great job of it. I really need to clean the windows for a start! I'm glad I'm not the only one.
 

post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
I could use an OCD husband. I can keep the downstairs clean, but things just aren't good once you move upstairs. I used to make beds each morning, now I never do it! I tell myself I will, but I don't. I just want to sit on the couch all day. A messy house makes me cranky, so this is no good. I keep telling myself that soon I will be feeling good and will begin nesting, I'm getting a little impatient! What if it never happens!!
post #4 of 19

Our house is looking very, er, lived in at the moment.  We had a very busy week (I worked OOH a lot) and weekend, people over, making maple syrup, Easter dinner elsewhere, etc, so everything is covered in dust and the floors are full of dog hair tumbleweeds (usually, DH and I will team up and do some house cleaning on a weekend).  I have little energy to keep up with it during the week when here and running around with DS, frankly.  And I started laundry last week Thursday, and am still trying to finish it (and we're only 3 people!).  


On the bright side, I'm doing better now with my housework than I was in first trimester.  So, I hope it will be better as more time passes.  Also, as soon as it starts getting nicer outdoors, we'll be out more and making messes inside less (theoretically).  Getting some fresh snow today...sigh. 

 

I think I may save my pennies and have a professional come in for a deep "fall cleaning" around 36-38 weeks, so it's all fresher for the time surrounding birthing and immediate postpartum. 

post #5 of 19
I cannot keep up on my housework. It's better now than it was in the first trimester. But I definitely still struggle with it!
post #6 of 19
I cannot keep up on my housework. It's better now than it was in the first trimester. But I definitely still struggle with it!
post #7 of 19

You are not alone. OMG. I just barely started cleaning anything like a week ago. Not helping is lazy, unemployed DH though he means to, I know I know, but man, he needs to MORE OFTEN. We are lazy about putting away food and rinsing dishes so our tiny kitchen becomes inundated with yuck. I have to hold my breath everytime I go near it. And that's even when it's NOT a total mess. Any food smells sitting around are still making me feel ill.

 

Laundry is the least of my worries... lol it's pilling up! AHH!

post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
My biggest issue with doing laundry is not having a tumble dryer, pretty typical in Ireland, but it's too cold to hang clothes on the line outside, so I have to use inside clothes airers which takes ages! I can only do two loads a day, tops. My mom said ages treating me to a dryer when this baby is born, because 4 kids and no tume dryer is ridiculous really. I hate laundry, it's my most hated chore.

My Dh helps when he can, but he works crazy long hours in a pub and I feel awful when he has to get stuck into housework. Last night at 4am I heard him hanging laundry after working from lunch time that day, 14 hours of work. I could cry just thinking about it. I feel so guilty!! I will say though, that if I want things fine right I need to do them. His definition of clean is much different from my own!! Today, today is the day. I'm getting things done today!! *shakes fist in the sir*
post #9 of 19
I go through phases. My DH has always been the cleaner one between the two of us, but I always did my part. Yesterday, I scrubbed walls. That has never happened. There are days where I will literally sit on the couch all day and my DH will have to come home and clean after working all day. That doesn't bother me on days I work, too, but I feel especially lazy when I'm off, he works, and he does all the cleaning.
post #10 of 19
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Exactly CDsmom, I'm ashamed of myself!!! But, when not growing a child inside of me, I keep on top of things relatively well. So really, it's his fault for implanting his seed in me. Hahahaha. I don't even work. I don't know how working moms do it. Fair dues to working moms!!
post #11 of 19

I was actually hardcore today, for the first time since becoming pregnant! I cleaned the kitchen, did the dishes, made soup using homemade stock I made the day before, and spent the afternoon making fermented foods! I can tell you now it's probably very much a one off because I felt pretty much normal today.

post #12 of 19
I finally made a dent today in a huge pile if stuff I half sorted back before Christmas! Ended up with 5+ trash bags full of toys/clothes/ stuff to donate. I hope I can get the inside of my house in order before spring hits and I need to work on the outside!
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
There must be something in the air because I too found some motivation today. Finally got stuck into the laundry, at least the dirty laundry baskets can close now, hahaha.

Letnialynne, sounds like you really did well today! Feels great, doesn't it!

Nettlesoup, so happy you felt normal today!!! I hope it's a sign of things to come for me, because despite the cleaning I did today, I still felt pukey, just more energetic I guess.
post #14 of 19
I also got a few things done around the house today. Kitchen. Some laundry. Front room. Tore my clogged up vacuum apart, put it back together, and then vacuumed. Go us!!
post #15 of 19
All I can say is, I am SO thankful my DH does dishes. We have an agreement - whoever isn't giving DS a bath, cleans up dishes from dinner. So now almost every night he does dishes while I sit beside the bathtub. Yep, good deal for me. Now if I could only convince him to pick his stuff up around the house... or sweep the floor periodically... ah well smile.gif
post #16 of 19
I've gotten the cleaning bug a bit as well. Scrubbed the cabinets, dishwasher, fridge (including that gross stuff that gets in the little plastic folds), stove, oven top...all those annoying things that no one notices but that bug the crap out of me. Then, of course, my 5 YO calls me a lazy pants for not helping her and DH with the yardwork! wink1.gif Sassy little smart aleck!
post #17 of 19

A good cleaning for me now is vacuuming twice a week to keep the pet hair under control.  I am pretty good about laundry and about 80% effective on dishes.  However, I made a hummingbird cake last night and I just left all the dishes with sticky frosting in the sink for DH to do because I was DONE.

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by aoifesmiles View Post

I could use an OCD husband.

 

my fiancé is totally chaotic and a complete non-cleaner. it's been driving me nuts, but something flipped inside of him after we heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time. we went home and he started cleaning the house till 4 in the morning!

 

now that said, he's not the most efficient cleaner. i blame this on his non-cleaner past. he is especially negligent with the kitty litter, which i of course am not allowed to touch. combine that with my heightened sense of smell and i just can't stand this house anymore! 

 

well, yesterday he cleaned the litter boxes and it took him till 2am. i assume he has to take long breaks. 

 

i'm still not back to my old energy level at almost 15wks, laundry is actually the easiest because it doesn't smell bad. but i hate doing the dishes right now or really anything that is connected with bad smells. 

 

on top of that, we'll be moving soon so it's time we do a THOROUGH spring clean and get rid of stuff we don't need anymore.. so we don't have to take it with us. but that never seems to happen even though i bought those large sturdy black trash bags. 

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by vc2013 View Post

my fiancé is totally chaotic and a complete non-cleaner. it's been driving me nuts, but something flipped inside of him after we heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time. we went home and he started cleaning the house till 4 in the morning!

now that said, he's not the most efficient cleaner. i blame this on his non-cleaner past. he is especially negligent with the kitty litter, which i of course am not allowed to touch. combine that with my heightened sense of smell and i just can't stand this house anymore! 

well, yesterday he cleaned the litter boxes and it took him till 2am. i assume he has to take long breaks. 

i'm still not back to my old energy level at almost 15wks, laundry is actually the easiest because it doesn't smell bad. but i hate doing the dishes right now or really anything that is connected with bad smells. 

on top of that, we'll be moving soon so it's time we do a THOROUGH spring clean and get rid of stuff we don't need anymore.. so we don't have to take it with us. but that never seems to happen even though i bought those large sturdy black trash bags. 

We are moving soon as well and my DH is a bit of a hoarder. My MIL (his mom) could easily be on the reality show. So he's got boxes of toys and stuff he "needs" in our DDs room. This IMHO is why we still have a twin bed up against our queen in the master bdrm. Not safe having a curious 3yo in a room alone with tons of stuff. He's organized atleast and we are very good about keeping dangerous things out of reach but still... I wish he'd just chuck it all! I have a minimalist mindset and hate clutter. But after living with this man for 13+ years, my organizational style is the minority. Lol.

Trying to rinse off dishes so they don't make horrid smells too-- totally on the same page with you on that! And cheers to your DH for doing his best!
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