(Closed) Vent – Nobody cares when mama is sick!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1210 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


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
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@julies1949: he would have gotten a kick in the nuts from me on that note

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