She Said: Is She Using Her Pregnancy to Get Out of Dirty Chores?


Morning Sickness

In response to Ron’s blog this morning.

(note: this whole blog is tongue-in-cheek and not meant to be taken seriously)

We just recently found out that we are expecting a baby. I cannot tell you how excited I am. I had said many times in the past that we were done, given our kids are 12 and 16, but the moment I saw the pregnancy test show positive, I couldn’t think of anything I wanted more! To be able to have a baby with Ron, is the best gift ever!

Ever since that day last week, I will admit, Ron has been great! Asking me how I am feeling, getting me anything I need, he’s been very attentive. I have been experiencing the normal “morning sickness” feelings for the past few weeks, but over the past few days, it has really come on strong. I find myself getting tired more often, feeling sick to my stomach, back aches and so on.

Yes, I am known for being a power-sleeper, but this tiredness is something I haven’t experienced before. I feel like I could fall asleep standing up or even walking! I like to get a good nights rest, but going to bed at 7 or 8pm, is a bit much for me, unless I really needed it. So, I must really need it.

As far as the nausea, I must have blocked it out from when I was pregnant with Ashlee, because I don’t remember being so sick all the time. I find I feel much better when I stay active, instead of when I am sitting down and not moving. But, I will keep on trucking and work through this because it is SO worth it and I know it won’t’ last much longer (I hope).

Now, to address my wonderful husband’s accusations of using the pregnancy to get out of cleaning doggy diarrhea. YES, it made me VERY sick. YES, I was dry-heaving in the driveway, in my PJ’s (which are not Smurfette – although, those would be cute). YES, I would have been grossed out even if I wasn’t preggo, but HELLO, the smell sent me over the edge! I most certainly would have helped you clean it up if I could. In fact, who was the one lighting the candles and spraying the Oust? See? I did help out!

To address the fairness claim, don’t you think what I am putting my body through for YOUR baby, affords me the benefit of asking for some help around the house with some chores once in a while? I think it is an even trade! Besides, shouldn’t I be taking it easy to make sure we have a happy, healthy baby? You wouldn’t want me to put the baby at risk do you??

Now, if you don’t mind, I need to go put my feet up and eat some bon-bons. That is the only thing that makes me feel better right now.