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Nic, loving mama to 5 with a SURPRISE 6th on the way.
Nic, loving mama to 5 with a SURPRISE 6th on the way.
I feel like time is both slow & fast - I'm not ready for another child yet, but on the other hand, I want to meet the new LO, & the 3rd trimester is no fun -my DD (a year old in May!) is sleeping well - often goes to bed late (around 10 pm) but once she's down, only wakes once to nurse - I'm dying here though, as between heartburn, no bladder capacity, & hip pain, I'm up every 1 1/2-2 hours - aack! I think I actually got *more* sleep after the baby was born, last time, than during the 3rd trimester. Hurry up July!
Here's a couple of recent pics of Anneliese (DD#1):
OK, my big vent, since I know you all will understand:
It's rather frustrating too, since all of my near-to-my-heart activities are not real compatable w/late pregnancy, & I have a hard time getting anyone to help out at all; I *cannot* wrestle an uncooperative 85 lb sheep while wearing DD & 28 weeks along - DH is complaining about watching DD for 15-20 min. in the evenings after he gets home from work so I can get the rejected lamb to nurse -"Why did you breed them this year? You better not raise any for a few more years!" (I've had 1 other rejection case in over 8 years & nearly 200 lambs)- I'm tired, my feet hurt, I'm waddling out to the pasture through the dark & rain to catch & hold this idiot sheep so her lamb can nurse. It looks like a garden isn't going to happen this year either - I'm just too tired to haul manure, dig up weeds, & no one will water it but me. DH does help w/the house, but just isn't a country kind of guy, & I never minded doing all the mowing, pruning, muck shoveling, & etc, (I was working full-time then myself) but I just wish this once he'd step in & help out. He does about 5 hours a week watching our DD, occasionally giving her breakfast while I'm out doing chores (but then doesn't clean her off or change her clothes, or do dishes during) - doesn't change diapers, bathe her, etc. Will play w/her & read her stories. He isn't uninterested, just expects me to do everything; I point out when #2 comes along, he'll *have* to do more, but he's fussing that he might have to cut back on his 2 hour daily exercise routine, or his computer surfing : My mom lives next door, but spends all her time out running errands, shopping, socializing, etc - I do all the billing for her business (she boards horses), answer her e-mails (it's too hard for her to figure out how to answer an e-mail?) & while she will come over for 1/2 hr weekdays in the afternoon so I can run up & feed the livestock, I never get to relax, it's always "hurry, hurry, I've got something else to do" (Do what? I'll never let our kids go next door to her house, she never cleans it - I mean, it's like a haunted house over there, nice antiques, but dust, cobwebs, mice, papers, magazines, & clothes all over the floor...). Dad lives out of state, but maybe when he retires & moves back, he'll help her get stuff cleaned up.
Whew! Enough whining, I know there's folks w/worse problems, but sometimes it feels good to just get something off your chest.
I don't see my mw for a couple more weeks. I've had very minimal prenatal care this preggy which I'm ok with. It just took us so long to find a mw and now the one I found is a 4 hour drive so we just don't see each other too often. I think I've had a total of 3 prenatals so far! If only my deliveries were easier I could just go UC!! I would love it, but dh would freak! I keep telling him the mw won't make it in time and he'll deliver for me...He doesn't find me funny at all!!
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