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I'm really fed up - support needed

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Lilliput Sun 16-Jan-05 14:01:17

I am seriously fed up today. I am 35 weeks pregnant and moving house in just under 2 weeks time. I have a horrible cough and cold and have very very little motivation to finish packing up the house. I have done all the obvious stuff but am dreading opening cupboards etc. It's also really difficult to get anything done with a two year old undoing anything i do manage to sort out.
I was promised lots of help from my parents but they have both been flattened by this nasty cough and cold aswell. I just feel like screaming, crying and going back to bed today, some encouraging words are needed to buck me up.

berolina Sun 16-Jan-05 14:11:45

Hi there liliput. Poor you - heavily pg, nasty cold and moving house all at once. Many (((hugs))) from me. Somewhat different reasons but I'm feeling down, anxious and teary today as well (see 'WTF is going on' thread just below).
Have you got around you (apart from your parents) to occupy your 2yo/take them out?
Maybe as far as packing up etc. goes, you could take little steps, one by one - open one (small to start with) cupboard and pack it up, then give yourself a rest and a cup of hot Ribena. Then move on to the next relatively small job, then another rest and a bit of mumsnet. And so on. You might be surprised at finding how much you manage like that. This technique works for exam revision and I don't see why it shouldn't work for other big and nasty jobs. Good luck and get well soon!

aloha Sun 16-Jan-05 14:13:30

I'd book a removals firm that does all your packing for you. I think at this stage it will be 100% worth it. I am 36 weeks pg with a three year old and COULD NOT do this myself. If you can't afford it cry down the phone to your parents and beg them to lend you the cash. I think it's awful that you are even thinking of doing this task atm, tbh.

Casmie Sun 16-Jan-05 14:14:32

Definite vote for getting them to pack - had it last move and I now consider it an ESSENTIAL! And I wasn't pregnant at the time...

lockets Sun 16-Jan-05 14:18:04

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berolina Sun 16-Jan-05 14:20:10

good idea with the packers - stupid me, in trying to give helpful advice, had forgotten that removal firms and packers existed!

stitch Sun 16-Jan-05 14:22:41

i moved house at 38 weeks pregnancy and with a four year old. basically, left it all till the end. sundaymorning the removal people were coming. friday afternoon i packed a couple of boxes from the bookshelves, and that exhausted me. saturday, my husband, two sisters and cousin all got packing. whilst i sat and suppervised. still exhausted me, but it all got done. sunday morning still some stuff to be packed, removal van came, and dp went with them. meanwhile me and my sisters, and son went for a wonderful relaxing lunch, before the two hour drive to our new house.
tbh i found the unpacking more exhausting as it meant making decisions about where things were to go. etc etc, and my sisters had gone as well.

if i were you, id wait until two days or so before you move, get your toddler into some arrangement where he is taken care of for the entire day, or even overnight. get family and friends round, and then get them to do it.
good luck

Lonelymum Sun 16-Jan-05 14:58:05

I moved house 4 weeks after giving birth to No3. That was hard enough. I'm afraid I took all three children to my mums for a few days, we had packers come in and do the packing, dh and my dad oversaw operations at both ends, and when I arrived at the new house with the children, most of the unpacking had been done too! You really shouldn't be doing any packing other than the lightest of boxes yourself Lilliput. Is there really no-one else who could come and help?

Lilliput Sun 16-Jan-05 15:53:04

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I can't quite justify a removal company, partly because we are moving quite literally around the corner. I can feel the leave it until the last few days approach might be the best especially as that is the only way my parents do anything. I usually work this way but was trying to be organised for once.

flashingnose Sun 16-Jan-05 16:01:42

aloha, you can't be 36 weeks !! - You've only just announced it, surely??

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