I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m lazy. I do chores in random spurts, and usually put off the majority of my cleaning til the weekends. I’ve noticed since I’ve been pregnant that it’s harder for me to get motivated to do much of anything when I get off work, so there’s even more that I have to do on Saturday while hubby is gone…and this is becoming an issue.
I’ve tried cleaning schedules. I’ve tried straightening up while cooking. I’ve tried pretty much anything I can think of, but I’m just exhausted after being away from the house for 12+ hours a day and don’t want to do much other than eat supper and curl up on the couch…well…at this point it’s recline in the chair to relieve this hip/pelvic pain I’ve been having (Thank you, oh daughter of mine who won’t move away from my pelvis for longer than 30 minutes.)
Coupled with the exhaustion is this overwhelming urge to clean everything and start on the nursery (gasp, I know I haven’t started on it yet!) and at the same time my body is like “Eh…it can wait.” How do you fight the lazy?? Before I was pregnant, I could come home, cook supper, do the laundry, clean the kitchen and be in bed by around 10:00 and be fine. Now, I’m lucky to cook supper and crawl into bed by 8:30-9:00 when I’m about to fall out from the need to sleep. And lets not even talk about the never-ending mountain of laundry that now is my loveseat in my living room. I thought the second trimester was supposed to help ease the pregger need to sleep 24/7?
I do pick up the house, it’s just hard when you’re the only one who maintains everything, and spends a whole day getting it cleaned up. And, I have to figure something out because there’s going to be a new little one to attend to, and everything is going to fall on the wayside even more once she’s here! I’m starting to feel like I’m drowning in my own house, and I have no idea where to even start to get it all back on track. The 3 months I was down with ALL DAY SICKNESS really took a toll on my housekeeping routine…
How do you mamas manage a household, work full time AND raise your kids? I’m not going to lie…..I’m starting to panic. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!