You can't get a good bitch-slapping round here even if you ask for it! You guys are sweet. But I don't want to lose my perspective - it's one precious thing I've gained from the infertility - so those who offered to bitch-slap if asked, I hope you're prepared to make good on your offer if and when.

Short Version of this post: stuff is happening. Don't get too excited - I think I still have a good couple of weeks to go.


Question: hypothetically speaking, if your husband comes to bed late despite prompting, would you say a proportional response involved a) a small amount of verbalised irritation or b) beating him out of the house with a pillow in a wild frenzy, then locking the door, forcing him to sleep outside on a sun lounger under a sky threatening to rent itself apart with a violent, tropical storm? Hypothetically speaking?

I think my hormones may be fluctuating again. I've woken up with the same kinds of hot flushes I experienced in the first trimester; my breasts have suddenly gone up another cup size, with accompanying tenderness; my pelvic cavity has regressed from a cheerful, hardworking body part to a whiny, toddlerish body part ("Slow dooooooown!" "That huuuuuuuurts!" "I need to go to the toooooooiiilet!" and so on - pretty tolerable, but it does seem heavier down there); The Foetus seems restricted, more or less, to squirming rather than kicking; and I just feel, kind of... restless. Like pre-menstrual restless. I'd say it's my nesting instinct kicking in, but to date I have only progressed as far as getting grumpy at the standards of tidyness and cleanliness around the house, but not as far as doing anything about it.

So I'd say my hormones are starting to fluctuate. Suddenly, it really does feel like the end is coming close. Which I think, together with the fact that the storm didn't actually break until 6am (by which time I had relented and unlocked the door), is why Mr Bea has decided to be patient and forgiving with me.


15 Comments

Portia P said...

I'd say your hormones are definitely on the rise! Poor Mr Bea...

I'm so excited for you! Hope your symptoms aren't too yucky.

P x

Lut C. said...

How bad a tropical storm?

Mr. Bea will probably need the skills of patience and forgiveness a lot in the near future. :-)

My Reality said...

Tell Mr. Bea I have an extra room.

MrsSpock said...

I've been acting a little looney myself- hopefully it means we'll be saying hello to these boys soon...our poor husbands...

The Town Criers said...

Ha--definitely lock him out, I say. You gave fair warning by telling himm to come to bed :-)

Jess said...

LMAO that you actually locked him out!! LOVE IT!!

Ethan came at like 38w6d or somet such thing...you could be closer than you know!! :)

For the record, my nesting instinct NEVER kicked in. lol

Mel said...

Ah hormones.
Well, I alwys go to bed before DH. He may follow a little later or he may stay up for a few more hours. Either way, by the time he gets to bed I am already asleep as I normally fall asleep asap. So I can't tell him off or banish him.
Maybe thats why I "accidentally" hit or kick him in my sleep

m said...

Hypothetically speaking.... definitely option 2!

x

Bea said...

My Reality - I won't tell him that. I'm sure I'd never see him again. Poor guy... I'm so ashamed...

Bea

snowhite said...

Oh Bea, you were away for a day or so and I was wondering if anything was up!

As for Mr Bea, tell him to enjoy those few remaining nights of peaceful sleep in the marital bed while he still has a chance.

Vee said...

Aaah the bed prompting I gave up long ago. Not prompting seemed to have worked because now he gets upset when I don't tell him that I am going to bed.

Sounds like everything is progressing nicely.

Barb said...

Even without being pg my hormones fluctuate to the "locking him out of the house" degree when he won't come to bed. We have that same difference of opinion over and over and over... haha.

I also have the same response as you about the untidyness of our house. Too bad I don't actually LIKE housework.

Piccinigirl said...

hahah, Oh I'm laughing because it's so normal. Glad it didn't rain on him and truth be told, did he really hate being outside??HMM???

so glad things are getting hormonal and close, I cannot wait to meet "BABY BEA!"

Geohde said...

Wishing Mr Bea luck with the next few weeks ;)

J

vamplita said...

Perhaps Mr. Bea should consider hiding a "just-in-case" pack somewhere, so he'll have a raincoat and some warm jammies to wear outside. ;)

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