Finally, a few other mums like me, exhaused, run down, and no time for us.
Our lives do sound alike. Reading about your evening ritual of cooking, cleaning etc is exactly like mine, only that my husband is never home to help me, even if he did want to - he is a shift worker, and works most nights from about 6pm - 6am or 4pm to 4am. We generally pass each other - i walk in as he walks out, and vice versa the following morning.
When he is home, he is generally trying to catch up on some sleep (he doesn't get much, because he is always trying to spend time with us when he is here).
I also have IBS. Have had since the birth of my 1st child (8 1/2 years ago). I have found buscopan to be really good for this, a bit of a problem when i was pregnant with the last one though, couldn't take anything for it, and towards the end, half the time wasn't sure if i was having an IBS attack, or if i was in labour. i was always worried i'd go to the toilet and end up giving birth there (not that i have quick labours mind you).
My health has actually deteriorated a bit as well, its especially hard to fight off colds and things like that when your so run down all the time......being a mum though, you just have to cope.
Have you seen the email going around about the mother that says shes going to bed and does a heap of things around the house before getting there. the hubby says hes going to bed and goes without a 2nd thought to anything else????? I'll have to find it and post it on here somewhere.
I'm struggling now with a few new problems with the kids, my eldest has been diagnosed with ADD and dyslexia (and he's the good one!!!), the 2nd one has adhd with oppositional defiance disorder as a co-morbidity, and an endless list of food intollerances (and yes she was breastfed until 12 months).
My baby has reflux, but i can cope with that in comparison to the others.
Oh, does it ever end, no wonder i don't have time for anything.
There is even a new rumour going around my hubby's side of the family that i'm not coping with being a mum and full time work since i had the baby, because apparently my house is a mess with washing piled up on all walls (and i am obsessive compulsive about cleanliness too).
Anyway, thats enough whinging from me for 1 night, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all you wonderful tired mums out there. I hope you all have a relaxing stress free day.
Mel, mum of Joshua 8, Maddison 5, Hailey 5 mths