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Well, since our conversation about whether or not DH was actually TRYING to make me angry and whether or not he actually CARED that I was very pregnant and very OVER his complete lack of interest in baby/family things, he has REALLY turned around. I mean, he is back to his old self... I guess he just needed me to point out what was going on... anyway, I was moping around here last night, frustrated from another day's worth of sharp, consistent BHs and having to deal with all the kiddos while DH was at work for 13 hours (on very little sleep, of course!). He asked me what was wrong and I said NOTHING... so he sat down with me on the couch and said he knew I was getting frustrated with the contractions and the not-sleeping and the kids and all the other things I do on a daily basis, but to try to focus on the fact that in 2 weeks or less we'll have a NEWBORN baby around here! And he was genuinely excited about it. He also said something that completely melted my heart: He said, "I can just see your face right after you have that baby. You'll be all smiles and so peaceful and you'll be holding that sweet baby and you'll forget about all this aggravation. You always do." It was very sweet.<br>
So then he asked what my biggest frustration was and I, of course, told him about the OCD housecleaning I've been doing "for the last time before baby comes" EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. And how aggravating it is for me to spend all day cleaning and still have to clean after the kids finally get into bed. And he asked "Why? why does the house need to be clean to have a baby?" Of course, I thought this could be the most ridiculous question I've ever heard, but before I completely flipped out, I explained that I just didn't want to leave the house in a mess and come home with a newborn to a wreck. And he said, "Oh, is that all? Well, when I come home while you are in the hospital [to feed/water the chickens, etc], I'll make sure the house is clean. You know I will!" And I believe him because he actually CAN clean house (his mom is a clean freak so he does know HOW to do it!), he's just not here very much to pitch in... So, I went to bed feeling very Zen about the house and my husband and waiting for baby. Lovely.<br><br>
But, then I woke up this morning and couldn't think of ONE good reason to get out of the bed. Our homeschool year is over, all my baby prep/nesting is done, and now I don't feel pressured to have the house spotless at all times, so what am I supposed to DO all day? Seriously. I don't know what to do with myself. The kids are all playing quietly together in the girls' bedroom and I am sitting here on MDC... The sky is very overcast today and it's such a big job to get all the kids out of the house these days... plus, where would we go? I don't need to go shopping (no extra $$ for stuff we don't need anyway), it's threatening rain so no zoo/playground, too expensive to go to the indoor play place.... what to do, what to do? My hubby's wonderful "help" has robbed me of the very last thing I had to keep me busy/help keep my mind off these BHs.<br><br>
LOL I guess I can find something to complain about no matter what, eh? Surely I am getting close to having this baby!!
 

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When in doubt, bake. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
(and how sweet of your dh<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">)
 

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Yeah, but that sounds a lot like work. LOL Now, I'm lazy to boot. :-D
 

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pop in some movies, and prop your feet up. you deserve to relax and do nothing for a bit. and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> for your dh! isn't it lovely when they are sweet as can be?
 

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Ahh, Tippy, now THAT's an idea... I'll have to wait till I get a couple of these kids down for naps and we'll see how it works out with the older 2...<br>
The other good news is that DH gets home at 4 PM today and has already promised a delicious dinner--either out or he's gonna grill something. yum!
 
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