Post # 1
I finally understand why my mom always said “Moms don’t get sick days.” Now that I’m a mom, nobody cares when I’m sick! When baby or my husband is sick, they get to stay home and I take care of them. When I get sick, I still have to do my share of all the baby care. And when everyone is sick, I have to do all my stuff, plus take care of both of them, even though I’m sick myself! UGH!!!
Post # 3
It’s so true! I will never forget one time when I had the flu. I was sooooo sick-aching all over, high fever, cough etc etc . I stilll had to take care of the baby as I was breastfeeding.
My now ex-husband had the gall to say to me” Aren’t you going to get out of bed and make breakfast?”
That attitude has a lot to do with him being my ex-husband.
Post # 4
What a jerk! Of course you’d still have to take care of a baby- they are kind of helpless, regardless of how sick you are. But an adult? He deserved a kick in the stones for that comment.
Post # 5
Moms don’t get sick days! I remember the first time this happened to me; Addie was about 3.5 months, and I had just returned to work from maternity leave. My husband got some kind of stomach flu first, so I was taking care of the baby and him all by myself. Then, Addie caught it, and she wouldn’t drink anything, so I was up every hour at night syringe feeding her an ounce of formula at a time. Of course, my husband was working nights at that point, so all the night parenting fell on my shoulders. Then, I got a double ear infection and burst both of my ear drums. It was miserable! I mean, we all survived, but it really sucked for at least 2 weeks.
Post # 6
This is so true. Im so sorry your not feeling well. Fiance tries to help when I am sick, but nobody does things like mommy does, thats my theory. I would rather just do it how I want it and have it done the first time, then think its done walk in the room and be frustrated bc its not up to my standards lol. I know that sounds bitchy, but Im a bit OCD about my house and stuff lol
Post # 7
Yeah I noticed this when i was growing up that my mom never got to be sick. she had to push through and still do everything, but if my dad ever got sick he was like a baby
Post # 8
Aw, I’m sorry that you’re not feeling well. I have seen this happen to friends/family and I’m sure it’ll be the same when my baby is born. It sucks that you’re expected to be super woman. I think I’d say something about it, asking for the same help when you’re sick that you provide your family. To your husband, obviously not the baby 🙂
Post # 9
@julies1949: he would have gotten a kick in the nuts from me on that note