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A rant- That bit right at the end when...

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MishMooshAndMogwai Fri 03-Jul-15 15:31:15

You feel like you have so much to do, not a lot of time to do it and you have to everything so agonisingly slow!

I am getting VERY frustrated now!

Nearly 38 weeks with 4yo dd in tow, in this heat with crippling fanny daggers!
Ive washed all my neutral newborn and 0-3 clothes but still have my pinks and blues to do. The kitchen is just unspeakable and my 'birthing area' for this planned home birth is full to bursting with crap and completely unsuitable for any kind of birthing.

I could spend the days running round and tidying up after dd without even glancing at the to do list but ive got it in my head that nothing will happen before I feel prepared enough and atm I feel like im drowning in to do lists and not getting anywhere!

I might not wash my pinks and blues, I know they were given to me clean so there's really no need. That's one thing ticked off....

Now to wait for the nesting instinct to kick in so I can blitz the house (or at least the kitchen and lounge)!

sarah00001 Fri 03-Jul-15 18:07:33

I totally can identify with you! I felt exactly the same a couple of wks ago when I was 38 wks, and I don't even have another child to look after. I was desperate to ensure the house was clean and tidy and all the baby's things were ready before I went into labour. Don't put too much pressure on yourself and try to pace yourself, especially in this heat and take regular breaks and drink plenty of fluid. Can your other half or a friend or relative come over and help with the housework? I wanted my house to be immaculate, but in the end I just did enough so that it was pretty clean and pretty tidy. I also only did one room per day as I couldn't manage any more. I bet you anything that the state of your house is a lot better than you think it is too.

Go easy on yourself, it's not easy doing any physical work when you're heavily pregnant. Oh and do accept any help that is offered to you. xxx

MishMooshAndMogwai Fri 03-Jul-15 19:24:55

My mum has offered to do the washing for me (after I've done it but I'll remember it for future!)

Dp will help but he works long hours doing very physical work so I want to get as much done by myself as I can. He'll help me do the 'deep clean' and he's got his pre-birth to do list!

I'm spending the evening on my birthing ball and not coming off til my waters break!

Thanks sarah, hope you're free of it now!

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