(Closed) Oh, DH….

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I say mommy-to-be gets a free pass to stay safe and dust free.

Post # 4
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@tnbellebee:  “Also, anyway, I am very sensitive to dust and things like that and prone to end up with sinus infections, etc…obviously, I’d love to avoid that at any time, but particularly when pregnant. “

I’m with you. Plus, cleaning up dust can be hard work. I see from other posts you’re at about 12 weeks. I just prefer to be really paranoid about overworking.

Tell him could he please do it without you (even if that means paying/gifting a relative or friend to help) and as a big thank you you’ll gift him in some other way. ETA: I just realised “gift in some other way” might be taken to mean in the bedroom 🙂 but I actually meant preparing a favourite meal or buying him sport tickets, something like that.

Post # 5
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Husbands can be just clueless about some of this stuff. When I was in my first trimester and found out I’m high risk, we were considering putting our home up for sale at that time. Darling Husband was insistent it be ready to be put on the market. So that meant painting and lots of it. He figured I should be able to help, and I didn’t feel comfortable with that. I searched everywhere on Google, there’s nothing saying paint fumes are harmful but there’s nothing saying they’re not either. I wanted to be extra careful.

The best advice I can give you is just make sure your Darling Husband feels appreciated. That’s what I tried to do with mine. He’s trying to make the home right for you both and your little one on the way. Keep communication open, make sure he knows your concerns, but also that he feels appreciated for the work he’s doing on your home.

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