My dh is working full time and in grad school and basically busy dawn to dusk every day with that. He's in his most stressful class of his degree and will basically fail the program if he misses 20 points in this class so - though he is trying to be helpful, I'm trying to take family responsibilities off him as I don't want him to have a nervous break down.
I'm thinking about inviting some friends to my birth just because I don't feel like my dh should have to come up with the extra emotional energy to be my main support ontop of how much stress he is under for the family already with his degree for his career.
I have a large family here, but ALL of my married sister in laws are pregnant (well - one just had her baby Friday). One is due the same week as me and 3 more are due this summer, so it's not like anyone is going to come and clean my bathroom for me or anything. They're all busy with their own!
I do have friends, who have families of their own. I'm sure they will do many things I will be very grateful for, but I'm not expecting a ton there.
So basically all domestic stuff, newborn and 3 year old, will be up to me. Anybody else in a similar boat? I'm sure some military wives with deployed husbands can relate.
So I'm not alone like I would be if DH were deployed or something like that, but I will have regular 12 hour days where I'm on my own... after the 2 weeks is up.
DD Jayde 2005
DS William 2007
DD Lilleigh 2008
DS Edward 2010
DS Mikah 2012
Due July 2013
i'll be handling this newborn alone, just like i handled my first dd alone. i really never seen a need to have someone watch a newborn or help me out since this stage in their life they sleep most of the time. although now that dd is 13m i do take full advantage when people want to help out. hehe.
Amy - Blessed wife to Jesse (the best dad in the world), mother of 10 on earth plus 8 in heaven. PROUD to be a Catholic! :
A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.