My parents live 5hrs away and my nearest family is 2hrs away. When my sister had her children my mum stayed with her for 2 weeks to help her settle into her new role. By the time i had my boy it was too difficult for my mum to offer the same help. I did feel very lonely those first couple of weeks and help would've been great as i had an emergency c-section and at one point was juggling a machine attached to my healing scar and a new born while i went to the toilet. I was also home alone at night with bub when i had to call the ambulance due to an infection. To have someone nearby i could rely on especially those first 6 weeks after birth would've been helpful.
Its a vicious cycle. They go into care so parents can work and earn money, a parent can't work because child has to stay home sick, parent still pays child care fees even though no income might be coming in as they have no leave. Last year was particularly annoying as i was getting calls to come get him as he was emotional. He wasn't even 1, like what the hell is that.
My ex husband took my engagement ring back. He was the one that broke the promise though and i think he wanted it back to pawn. I only gave it back cos i thought i had to, i also wasnt too fond of it and i just didn't want it around.
@snorks yep, never seen rear window but reading this i thought of it straight away cos I've seen the simpsons lol
I like the boyfriend jeans but wehether they'll look good on me is a different story. I love the style of flares that arent tight on the legs and dont cut you in half cos its tight on the stomach. I miss the jeans i had when i was 16.
I finally had a child at the age of 40 after struggling to have a child. I found out i was pregnant march 2019 and had an appointment booked in april 2019 to see my dr and had decided i was going to say lets do ivf as the fertility drugs weren't working So i was lucky there. My pregnancy was wonderful but in the moment i was stressing about it as i was worried of losing him and i did wonder if id ever be a mum. But because i had him at such a late stage i hope he doesnt feel he missed out on having siblings
Omg what a sad, sad story. I have no words to express the immemse sadness i feel for the lawyer and Blanche.
I did shed a tear watching the last episode, was a great little fun sitcom
Its horrible to hear that this is still happening in 2021. I have a client who was in an abusive marriage back in the 70's/80's and one day she rocked up to a police station bruised and bleeding from a horrible beating and the police officer told her he couldnt see anything wrong with her and to go home and cook her husband dinner. It just makes me so angry and breaks my heart at the same time.
When i met my husband i was a smaller size but eventually gained weight through our relationship. He told me i had lied to him about my weight, would ask if i was happy with my weight and would suggest we go walking together. Just slight things like that, that would have me thinking about my weight. Then going through our divorce i lost heaps of weight as the thought of food just made me sick as i was going through a stressful time and then when he would see me he said he was concerned about me so i couldn't win
I get where you are coming from with the mothers group but from the other end. Im 41 and struggled to have a baby. At 40 was finally blessed with my gorgeous son. I have been in a mothers group since January but was finally able to attend an outing with them for the first time this past week and never again. I felt very awkward, they are mostly in their 20's the second oldest is about 5-6yrs younger than me but I found i couldn't connect with them, I left feeling quite upset so think I might stick with meeting up with a work colleague who has a 1yr old, she is also in her twenties but she knows what i've been through and I can be myself around her. I shudder to think what school will be like but I'm already trying to tell myself that I don't need to be friends with his friends mum I just need to be polite.
Id also like to know why those 2 straight guys went along with marrying him. That seemed odd too. What were they getting out of it if anything.