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    I'm really missing my volleyball time. I'm a volleyball player and I haven't been able to play since getting pregnant with dd2. I feel like everybody in the house gets to do what they wanna do besides me. What I would give to be on the court again. And now I'm pregnant again ughhh lol.

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    What is preventing you from playing? I was playing volleyball before getting pregnant with #1 and #2. I continued to play (co-ed drop in, not competitive) until the week before both kids were born. Granted, I had to change my style of play (not dive for ball and protect my stomach) but I was still able to get a little work out and ME time. My doctor said not to over do it, but if my body was used to volleyball before pregnancy, then I could continue.
    My DH and I work out different nights that we can both go get alone time. He does basketball 1-2 nights a week and I do volleyball once a week. It helps us to keep sane and not feel guilty about going out.
    If you can't play volleyball, make time to get out and walk while the weather is good.


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    Same here...I participated in taekwondo until I delivered...just didn't spar and modified my workout to fit (even competed in forms while pg) .

    I've played vball during pg but just on a church league...not very aggressive. After the first tri (because of my history of loss I wait until my 2nd tri) I go back to running...I have to slow down in the 3rd tri but am still able to keep a good pace.

    ...praying you're able to find a way to play again or find an activity you can do that you enjoy almost as much .
    Dh (39) Me (37) 8bio 1adopted, 14 angels






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    Same here, no time or money for a hobby unfortunately. It's an ongoing issue between DH and I. He has a half dozen hobbies-one of which was wine making that he and a friend turned into a job and they now own a winery in addition to their full time jobs. So all our money and time get dumped into that. I get a little depressed about it at times, I feel like all I do is support him and his hobbies and don't have time to follow any of my own interests, so I know how you feel. I haven't figured out how to change things yet,so I'm sorry I can't offer any advice or solutions, just sympathize with you
    Angela (28) DH, Pat (30) DS Connor (4), DS Leo (2), DS Nathan



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    I understand how you feel.
    your not alone!
    I have no time for me to do stuff for me unless I am constantly stopping to get ds out of whatever trouble he is getting in to. and since he has dropped his nap the only time I am not with him is when he is in bed for the night and then I am too tired for anything and just want to sleep. and ds gets up before I do so there is no time for me in the mornings either. dh is not around enough to give me free time. the only time I have to myself is when mil watches the kids when I grocery shop. it is frustrating and I really wish I had time to work on my hobbies.


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    There's a number of things. DHs funky schedule makes it impossible for me to have a schedule for myself. I have 3 kids to myself most days. Most weeks actually. When he is home, I get a break. We also just moved. So I have no idea where the teams are. I can't commit because I have no one to watch the kids. My oldest used to come with me to practice, but with a very needy 1 yo, she'd make it impossible.
    It's depressing. I don't get out much and exercise like I used to. My 1 yo is like I said very needy. I can't take her with me anywhere unless she's in a baby carrier. I can leave her with DH but we live 30 minutes from the nearest gym and it's very unsafe where I live to walk/run on the road (no side walks and LOTS of loose dogs). I know if I got my butt in gear, I'd drive to the gym. But just to get ready is a hassle with all these kids.

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    I think we all go through phases of life like that . It's difficult for sure !

    Hopefully your energy levels will even out soon with your 2nd tri approaching and getting the kids ready won't seem so daunting .

    Thinking of you and hoping you find something that works.
    Dh (39) Me (37) 8bio 1adopted, 14 angels






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    Thanks Kelly

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