Noteworthy-I'm glad you are staying with us! My edd (according to that website) is 6/30 so we are really close to each other.
Happy Birthday Laura! Maybe dh is just surprising you?
2girslmommy-thanks for the support with tandem nursing. I still haven't decided one way or the other, but the image of your two little ones snuggled together made me cry! How sweet!
isismama-thx for the encouragement regarding hb in an apt. I don't think it will be an issue and like I said, we will be moving the month after anyway, so if mgmt ends up having a problem, they won't have one for long. Good luck on your hb!
Hope everyone is feeling well today, or better than yesterday anyway
My house has been a disaster for about 2 wks-I mean DISASTER, graham crackers on the living room floor, toys everywhere, clothes everywhere, trash everywhere. I live with my ds, 20 months, my dh who works nights at a fairly stressful job, and my 17 yr old brother who doesn't a give crap. I have talked to dh and bro about how being pg makes you tired and feel sick and they will need to pick up the slack at the house. I don't feel bad asking this, I hardly ever ask them to do anything except take out the trash. I even do the laundry, taking it from our 2nd story apt to the basement laundryroom at the other end of our building-all they have to do is be in the apt so I don't have to take ds with me.
Well guess who cleaned house this morning-ME! I am so angry and frustrated. It's like I need to be diagnosed with mono or something before they will get in in their heads that I am tired and don't feel up to it. My anger at the situation was the only thing that gave me the energy to get it done, not to mention prevented me from puking when doing the dishes. I even made banana bread this morning. DH thanked me for it and I told him it was that or watch them rot on the kitchen counter. Not a very nice way for him to wake up.
How hard is it to pick up trash THEY leave all over the place? DH made ds eggs at least 4 days ago-garlic powder still sitting on counter with lid off this morning. How hard is it to put it away when you are done?
Feel free to not read this, I am just so frustrated with men! It's like because they aren't ever going to feel like this it gives them grounds to act like I am exaggerating. I try to not act totally sick all day, try to have a good attitude and not whine, so it's like because I am not acting really sick I must be fine.
On top of it all, DH and I are constantly in a pissing contest about who has more right to be tired. The other day I say I am tired and he says I had a nap every day this week. I say, no I didn't and he says every time you told me about your day you did. I say Well, I went to bed later than you last night and got up earlier than you (b/c of ds) this morning. I tell him I don't ask him to get up in the morning, he can sleep as long as he wants. He says he gets up to be with me. I felt like saying if this is the end result of it, screw you! Sleep all freaking day if it means you won't throw it in my face later!
I was so mad! Why can't he just be supportive? I try so hard to baby my boys and be considerate and do nice things for them, but it seems that every time I need them to go the extra mile for me, they are no where to be found. It makes me sad, makes me feel like they don't care about me, and I know that isn't true.
Poor dh is totally lost, I think. The hardest part about being pg with him is that he is so intuitive about everything else with me. It's like he goes from reading my moods and doing such sweet things for me when I am down to being the clueless, bumbling husband from sitcoms.
I guess I should end this, just really needed to vent so dh and I can have a constructive conversation instead of a shrieking harpy appearing right before him-although part of me really doesn't mind seeing that
Hope you ladies are having better luck with housework!