Ever heard of conefinement? In the olden days, pregnant women I belive used to retreat away from day to day life in the weeks running up to the birth of thier child, whether cultral or natures calling I'm feeling that urge! I'm 32 weeks with DC3 and every opportunity I get to steal myself away from family life I'm off like a shot, upstairs in bed watching my kinda TV. I feel like I just can't be arsed to do anything, cook, clean, shop, move at all to be fair, I just wanna be alone in silence. The kids, through no fault of their own are bugging me with constant requests to do this, get that, fighting, tantrums, crying and now the 6 week holidays have started I'm so dreading it. Anyone else ever felt like this late in pregnancy?
On my own with three (6yrs, 3yrs and 6 months) and one on the way, I feel like this quite often TBH. When the rare chance does arise, I grab it with both hands! It makes for a marginally more sane and kind form of mothering if I can snatch the odd quiet moment to catch my breath and think my very own thoughts occasionally
Nope, no relatives nearby at all, all alone, husband starting new job new week with a long commute so he'll have to put in 110% initially, no running home to me so I can put my feet up. I'm currently unemployed DS2 2.5yrs attends a private nursery 1 day a week and I'm putting DS1 5yrs into a holiday club for the same day so at least I can have 1 day in the middle of the week to myself. I want need more!
just the one DD and currently 30 wks pregnant with twins. No family nearby and husband with a very demanding job. I've started mat leave early as can't cope with work anymore. Fortunately DD is 6 and sort of understands when I tell her I need to lie down - though she does have moment of remarkable lack of compassion. The thought of 6 weeks of summer holiday is making me despair a bit too. So far we've spent it at the playpark - with me collapsed on a icnic planket while she runs around like a mad thing.
confinement sounds like bliss! i start mat leave next week (35weeks) and am looking forward to the two days a week that DS is in nursery.... not to put up my feet but to get on top of the washing/ironing/housework etc etc that i never seem to get round to with my little helper.
I remember it being pretty exhausting when ds1 was nearly 3 and I was due with ds2, but now they're 4.7 and 19 mo and I'm 31 wks with twins, that pales into insignificance. Luckily both of them at nursery 2 days as I have been on sick leave for a month & starting mat leave next week.
Good grief, foghorn, could it get any worse for you! You must be praying for labour to start so you can rest in hospital afterwards!
number3, ds2's 19 months now, at no point has he shown signs of legging it, he just doesn't seem the type whereas ds1 constantly did it once he walked. Just personality I think, I'm very thankful that he's the laid back type!
Yes AQ, I had been desperate to go into labour and tying all the old wives tales but now I could do with the baby staying putt for a while as I don't know what'll happen if the baby comes and someone is still contagious. DD2 will most probably come down with at some point so I'm guessing we've still got a while before we are germ free