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hand holding please, feeling very fragile...

(11 Posts)
slugsonmypeasgrr Fri 26-Apr-13 15:17:19

I am 35 weeks pregnant and everything is just getting on top of me - but mainly my nephew who is 7, has just been diagnosed with a potentially severe illness (very rare and can't say what it is as would absolutely out me if any family etc are reading). I feel very emotional about it and have totally snapped at my DH who is just a typically crap bloke - not terrible, tries sometimes but hasn't once asked me how I am since I've been pregnant. Actually I am generally fighting fit and very active but just now I have a UTI and am on antibiotics and stressed about risk of nipple thrush once baby comes. Am busier than usual at work and also trying to set myself up freelancing for after mat leave as am getting made redundant, which means he's picking up lots of the childcare for our DS which is of course a MASSIVE favour to me (HA!) and I have a special scan on Monday for kidney dilation which I'm not really worried about but would be nice to have DH there but he can't come, which is ok really but just now it makes me well up a bit that he won't be there. I flipped out at him about various little things last night and now we are not talking (he doesn't tend to flip back, just gets grumpy and won't talk about it), oh and DS has just started re-waking about 3 times a night for some reason and I am doing all the settling... just feeling a bit sorry for myself. Please give me a kick up the bum or hold my hand or whatever... thanks for reading!

Oh and the bloody slugs are systematically stripping my veggie garden which, under the circumstances is JUST NOT FAIR!

AbiElizabeth Fri 26-Apr-13 15:36:42

Oh wow. It sounds like you are having quite a rough time.

Here is a brew and a virtual hug from me. Sometime's life gives us the worst challenges, but it makes us stronger and wiser.

slugsonmypeasgrr Fri 26-Apr-13 15:53:58

Thanks AbiElizabeth - sounds like you're feeling a bit emotional too today. Sometimes life feels quite overwhelming when you're pregnant huh? Have a cup of tea yourself brew. Although I would like a huge glass of wine right now, just like the one Courtney Cox has on Cougar Town... obv not an option!

AbiElizabeth Fri 26-Apr-13 15:56:46

haha yeah it's obviously a day for it! I would kill for a pint of cider and a cigarette. I'll just have to eat some jammie dodgers instead. i'm sure it will be just as good

slugsonmypeasgrr Fri 26-Apr-13 16:17:37

Yes am doing the chocolate therapy...

ExpatAl Fri 26-Apr-13 18:47:00

Crikey OP, you don't need a kick. You sound as if you should be very carefully wrapped up in a quilt and spoon fed chicken soup. So sorry about your little nephew.

RJM17 Fri 26-Apr-13 18:49:48

I'm sorry ur going thru this. Sending u support and flowers x

craftycottontail Fri 26-Apr-13 18:55:21

Poor you, that sounds like a rough mix of things to be dealing with all at the same time. I finished work today and am a total wreck! Pregnancy does such strange things to emotions and you've got much more than average to be dealing with. Sounds like it's your DH who needs a kick up the bum, have you told him how overwelmed you're feeling? Hugs x

Aoifebelle Fri 26-Apr-13 19:44:07

Hey slugs what a lot to be contending with at once. If you are anything like me, having to deal with all this on top of sleep deprivation will be making it a million times worse. Would it be at all possible for you to up sticks and check yourself into a hotel for a night or two to get some proper rest. If you have the cash do it. It might be good for hubby to understand how much you are coping with right now.

slugsonmypeasgrr Fri 26-Apr-13 20:01:37

Hi Aiofebelle, I did have a weekend at my mum's planned but now she is coming to visit us instead so I can 'have a nice day' with my DH... Not really feeling it right now but it feels easier to just go with the flow than stick my heels in! I do sometimes just daydream of a small room with a bed or a chair and a view of countryside and no one else there... Now I come to think of it sounds a but like a sanatorium!!

Aoifebelle Fri 26-Apr-13 20:25:33

I understand, sometimes making a stand is more effort than just going with the flow. Just remember it is perfectly ok for you to just check out if you need to. Just up sticks and go.

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