I am only 21 weeks pregnant with my first and know I have a long way to go before the boredom lets up...I am an actress and had to stop working at 16 weeks due to the physical nature of my profession. I am starting pregnancy yoga in January, had my 20 week scan recently and all is good but I am soooooooooooo bored of being a pregnant prisoner- already! Ha!
My DS works very long hours in the London bar industry, so is not around that much and when he is, is normally too tired to do much. Most of my close friends are working actors with no children. I suppose because I had such an active lifestyle before I was 'with child', I am finding it difficult solely being a home-maker.
I know that there are a lot of other posts about being preggers and bored, but I just fancied a rant- sorry
I'm not in the same position but didn't want you to go unanswered! I'm sorry you've had to give up work so early (I feel funny saying that as I've been counting down the weeks til I can stop work for ages - but if I'm honest it probably does keep me busy and stop me feeling too sorry for myself!). My only advice is to carry on as much as normal as you possibly can (depending on health/dr's advice obviously) - and try to make the most of having time to do what you really enjoy. It's so easy to get completely wrapped up in the whole pregnancy thing - when I start getting a bit obsessed I just try to remember how tedious I've found all the pregnant women at work in the past going on and on about pregnancy....! Keep seeing your friends and carry on as normal with them, just don't expect them to understand what you're experiencing.
You say you always had an active lifestyle - are there parts of that you can manage to keep up still? I'm a musician and have kept on going to rehearsals and doing concerts etc. because it makes me feel good and uses my brain, and reminds me that I'm still who I was before becoming pregnant. If you don't want to be solely a home-maker you don't have to be. Hope you adjust soon and I'm sure you'll find others in the same boat on here!
I would love to be able to knit...you might have given me a project to work on too??!!
I am starting pregnancy yoga in Jan, so that should be beneficial and a good way of meeting other mummies to be in my area. Would have loved to have done aquanatal, but unfortunately when I looked into it, I couldn't find any pool that ran classes in the whole of London!! As for NCT bumps and babies? Is that their antenatal course??
no, in my area (not London) they meet at 10am in Costa Coffee every Monday. It's anyone with a bump or baby up to six months. The NCT site has contact details for local branches and if you go on their mailing list you'll find there's loads of stuff you can join in with (even while you're still just pg).
DH and I joined in the Christmas dinner even though we'd never met any of them just because we don't really know anyone else with kids or pg. They were all really lovely, full of tips and have been encouraging me to get involved with helping out at their next nearly new sale.
Also try your local Sure Start Children's Centre. Ours run groups for pregnant women and women with new borns (together) so that would be a good way to meet people. There's a breastfeeding one that I definitly intend going to before DC2 is born!