We are constantly told and read about how important it is to have support at home when the time comes. most of us are blessed with family members,friends and spouses ready to take all tasks from you when you give birth so that baby can become your priority.Now, what about the less fortunate moms? we are out here! how do we manage a baby with the lack of help that presents itself as a stress factor? I am 38 wks and I am at wits end trying to get everything in order so i wont have as much work when baby arrives. I live in a one bedroom aparment with a spouse that is more inclined to walk over a pile of dirty clothes over and over again before taking it to the laundry room. aside from trying to rest, I have to cook, clean, and make sure I have everything i need for baby. what can one do when not even the threat of divorce has any impact on the help my spouse and only support person can lend? both our families live 2,000 miles away and moving back home is out of the question. we moved here and then found out we were expecting which hasn't given me time to make friends because i can't invite anyone over since my house is a mess and thanks to my spouse it looks as if my living room is the laundry room because he likes undressing there eventhough we have a walk in closet. what should I do? we don't have money to hire help. And i have to return to work no more than a month afterbirth. how can i manage my lonely future?
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10/22/05 at 2:06am