i have a due date!

i swear, i have been so zapped of energy these days. at least i know why, now, though! i went to the doc on tuesday and found out that i am 8 weeks along and that i am due on august 18. i had my first ultrasound and saw my little peanut growing. to see the heartbeat was amazing. i still can’t believe this is happening. hubby is way excited, which is great.

we went over our finances on sunday to see how we can manage on just his salary. we have no idea yet how long i will take off work. on one hand, we would be okay on his salary, being thrify and all, but on the other, his folks are so close by they could be day care for us. BUT having is mom take care of the little one on a daily basis scares me to bits.

i used to resent sahm’s, but that’s because i knew a few that were just awful. sure, they would be at home with the kid(s) all day, but they didn’t do anything around the house. they didn’t clean, cook or do laundry. they didn’t even make dinner for their husband’s who worked all day. i mean, if you’re going to stay at home and take care of the kid(s) the least you can do is stuff around the house as well. and yes, i understand taking care of a little one is challenging, but seriously. you can do other stuff, too.

i also have a friend who is rather well off due to her husband making a ton of money. she has all the hired help you can imagine, yet still has the audacity to complain how hard motherhood is and how she is tired all the time. why she is always tired beats me as everyone else does the work for her.

i have no idea what will happen for us. i don’t know that i could stay home full time. i think i might go a little batty without adult interatction. or am i just getting a little too far ahead of myself now? : )

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Terry on January 11, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Slow Down, Shell.. It is great that you guys are thinking ahead financially, but do not stress anything during the pregnancy.. Enjoy this time, as everything else will work itself out in due time.. I am very pleased that Hubby is soooo excited! 🙂

  2. Posted by Sally on January 11, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Yay! A due date! I’m so glad hubby is so excited (did he go to the sonogram with you?), and that everything looks great.

    There are SO many things to think about between now and August, but there’s lots of time, so just take it slow.

    I kinda feel/felt the same way as you about SAHM. Also, I just couldn’t see myself not using my degree that I worked so hard to get. BUT NOW, I would LOVE to stay home, at least part time, and it may not be possible. We’re starting to look into day care and also think about me working only 3 days a week (if my company would let me).

  3. Posted by shell on January 12, 2008 at 2:14 am

    okay fine. i’ll calm down. 🙂 i was a bit wound up yesterday anyhow…

    and no, hubby didn’t come to my appointment with me. i didn’t need him seeing a large probe going up where the sun don’t shine. 🙂

  4. Posted by Maggie on January 12, 2008 at 5:56 am

    You are too cute. 🙂 Just remember, when you’ve been home with the baby all day and the place is a mess and you’re drowning in piles of laundry and you haven’t showered in a week let alone considered making your hubby dinner, just remember not to beat yourself up. It’s probably more of a full time job than you realize right now, but that’s all part of the process. You will be a fabulous mother. For now, just enjoy your final months of freedom!

  5. Posted by Gina on January 12, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Well, I’m going to have to disagree with everyone and say that you absolutely should plan out things financially for yourselves.

    Of course, enjoy the amazing journey of pregnancy, but it is only 10 months, while the financial stuff could impact you for a much longer time!

    I’m not trying to take the fun out of it or anything, really I’m not! 🙂

    And nothing is quite as breathtaking as that first heartbeat and seeing them on the monitor. Except when they first arrive, of course!

  6. Posted by shell on January 12, 2008 at 8:26 am

    thank you, gina. i couldn’t agree more. i need to know where we are financially in order to plan things for the future. if we can make it on one salary for a while, then i want to stay out of work as long as i can. but if we can’t, i need to see if i can work part time or what the best alternative is. struggling financially is the worst thing in my book and i just want to make sure we’re okay and don’t have to do that.

  7. Posted by Jana on January 12, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    hey, shell! congrats on the pregnancy!! that’s super exciting! are you gonna find out what “it” is? aug. 18th is a GREAT day – it’s one of my absolute best friends’ bday! 🙂

    i used to think the same way you did about SAHMs but at least as of yet i’ve not figured out how to balance the baby and house work – i can’t seem to get anything done in the VERY SHORT hours i have between feedings, diaper changes, and awake time w/ micah . . i’m hoping it gets easier as he gets older but then i think . .wait, he’ll be crawling and then walking everywhere during his waking hours (and his sleep times will only be less during the day)!! will i EVER have more time than this?? CRAP IT ALL!!! lol. i’m learning to just take it one day at a time . . . as should you 😉

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