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To barely leave the house at the moment

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Gingerninja01 · 27/12/2019 13:46

Currently 8 months with baby 2, have 2.5yr old DD. Have had chronic insomnia throughout and absolutely exhausted!
I used to secretly pride myself on how much we got out and did things, constant toddler groups, trips to soft play and the playground etc, whereas this last month or so we have barely left the house it feels!
OH is constantly at work, and all family/friends are working.
Feeling like a shit mum for spending the 3rd consecutive day indoors playing with new Christmas toys with the tv on in the background.
Is this normal for 8 months or do I need to get off my lazy arse?

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Am I being unreasonable?


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RhodaDendron · 27/12/2019 13:54

Just sat in bed with newborn DC3 - DC 1 and 2 have spent last two months coming home from school/nursery and either colouring in or watching tv. I used to take them to the park almost every day but late pregnancy put an end to it when the two year old discovered how to climb onto the roof of the park office and I realised I couldn’t get her down.

Now is a great time to hibernate, by summer you’ll be out and about again! Don’t feel guilty.


Lostmymarbles1985 · 27/12/2019 13:57

Perfectly fine. If you are both content stay indoors. It's not very warm and possibly raining!
We have 4 DC, I'm not pregnant and not suffering insomnia and the last time we went out was Christmas Eve. No plans to leave the house today or tomorrow because everyone is happy catching up on rest and playing with Christmas presents. Enjoy it!


Muckyboots1 · 27/12/2019 14:06

Yanbu. It's winter, you're pregnant, and you are someone who enjoys going out usually. This is just a blip. We're having one too, due to illness and being run ragged since September. My toddler's mood is improving since she has had some quiet days indoors. Just as long as you don't turn into my sil it'll be fine. She takes her kids nowhere, not even to the shop or park next door

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