At what stage of pregnancy did housework become impossible? Was there a point when you just gave up? I’m 33.5 weeks and usually very active but get depressed when I can’t get things done. I was on the couch all day, couldn’t go on my morning walk, and now and struggling to get up and cook dinner. I’m a single mom by the way, with a 6 year old and I just got custody of my sisters daughter who’s 16. Help.
Dont be afraid to ask for help where its due
For me, never. Just do what you can get done.
There was never a time I worked full time until I went in labor with all 5 of mine but resting is something you do need to do and having you older kid help is good for you both
I was stubborn and did everything… Even went out and planted crops in the fields… But I made sure to take breaks and stayed hydrated
I worked and did house things til I gave birth. I was over 40 weeks and huge. I worked 2 jobs til I was 8 months. Ya just gotta do it
Yep on Tues after work I decided I couldn’t work anymore was induced that Sunday… I wanted 4 days of r and r before baby!
I’m 33 weeks and 1 day. I’m trying my hardest today but it’s tough.
I’d love to know how a single mother who’s pregnant and doesn’t work gets custody of even more kids…wheres the father of this baby?
Im 36 and still do what i do before i got pregnant. Theres days where i def lay back and do squat sh*%… My body needs rest. So when i dont do anything. The next day i expect to do double the work. But it feels good going to sleep with a clean house.
First trimester…lol I was constantly sick and wouldn’t stop sleeping. 3rd trimester I was huge but I could still do daily tasks no issue but if I struggled to turn over in bed and and get up from the floor
It’s Different for Everyone, sometimes daily tasks just seem harder because of the pregnancy and the symptoms/hormones. Tidy up when u have more energy.
I would arrange a chore chart for the kids, assign them tasks on the Weekends and days they have no school.
I didn’t l just went slower…
I totally understand! Near the end of my pregnancy I just couldn’t function I was depressed and exhausted and it was the middle of summer so I was hot and cranky😅 but fortunately my husband was wonderful and I didn’t have any other kids to deal with. You are strong mama you can get through this! Reach out to the people close to you and ask for help you deserve it!
I’m 36 weeks and still do everything I did before. I have to take more breaks lol but I get it done eventually.
It sounds more like depression not being pregnant.
Lol the whole pregnancy both times. I had severe hyperemesis gravidarum, though, and couldn’t move without vomiting. You definitely start slowing down in your third trimester, though. You’re big, you ache, things swell, and you’re just ready to be done. Just take care of yourself and offer yourself a little grace.
Rest when you need to ,as you are single I’m assuming you have other responsibilities and work so it’s pretty overwhelming !yes to chores for 6 ,and 16,and totally fine to let some things go if you just don’t have energy.have your older child prepare simple dinners ,with lil ones help ,a family works together.blessings and congratulations
I had 5 children . My husband never helped me when I was pregnant at all. Somehow I managed all of it . You do what u have to do for the sake of your family . Hard but made me stronger . faith and prayer will help you through it .
With my first pregnancy, I was able to handle a lot through the whole pregnancy, though I did end up with pre-eclampsia and had to be induced.
With my second, very early on I was out of commission. I had a subchorionic hemorrhage at 12 weeks, SPD set in by 18 weeks, and I danced with pre-eclampsia again from 16 weeks on so I was on and off bed rest with limited activities for the entire pregnancy…