I have always been the type of person that gets stuff done. I can multi-task with the best of them and accomplish many things in a day, or even an hour! I'm not bragging, it's really one of my only talents (just ask my mom, I sing like a dead cat fighting it;s way out of a bag). Being organized, being efficient and getting stuff done has always been a skill I could rely on.
Then I got pregnant...
Now I feel like everything takes me twice as long to do, and it usually involves a nap in the middle. Laundry goes days with out being done. Dishes sit in the sink. I never make the bed (to be fair, I never really did before either)...but everything is starting to feel so incomplete and undone.
Is this a nesting symptom of pregnancy?
At school I feel like I am running to catch up all the time. I know that a big part of that is because I switched to a new grade and am teaching a whole whack of subjects that I have to plan for, but at the same time I have done that before (umm, last year?) and have never felt this overwhelmed. I do not feel like I am as a good a teacher as I used to be.
And I wonder, what will happen when the baby comes?
I feel like I must take on the responsibility of doing everything myself. I have tried asking my husband to do some stuff but his responses are usually not-so positive and then I feel guilty for asking. Is it really my responsibility to make sure everything gets done around the house? We both work a full day currently, and then I usually come home with planning or marking, or both do. Should I also be in charge of making dinner, cleaning the kitchen, laundry, the dog and various other household chores? Don't get me wrong my husband is a wonderful man that helps out, but he rarely does it with a smile and never of his own choosing.
What will it be like when the baby is here?
I am feeling stressed and overwhelmed already...does it get any better?