Update: My grandfather passed away about 20 minutes ago with all his children and my grandmother (his wife of 57 years) by his side. Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers!
My day started at 3:30 am with a text from my mom saying that my grandpa may not make it through the weekend and I couldn't go back to sleep until 5:30. I had to wake up at 8:00 am to take DS to his first dentist appointment today which he actually did quite good with the dentist, but he was horrible in the waiting room! He was the only kid running around and being bad. Ugh! I actually could not wait for them to call him back just so I could get some peace and quiet. I then had to go to work and he threw a fit about not being able to get a toy (which I promised him earlier that morning, but only if he was good) and about having to go to daycare. I just lost it in the car and then felt so bad afterwards because he's only 5 and knows nothing about crazy pregnancy hormones so I ended up taking him to get a toy to make up for it. Mom of the year right here!!
I finally make it to work and my mom calls me and says that the hospice nurses are saying that my grandpa may not make it through the night so she has me say my goodbyes to him over the phone. So I start crying at work and everybody makes a big deal about it and they start telling me that I need to calm down because of the baby. Thanks for the help, people! So now I'm sitting here on the couch just waiting for the phone call that he's gone and DH is just sitting in his garage working on something while all I want to do is sleep, but I can't because DS won't let me. I swear he just does not know how to handle me when I'm like this so he retreats to his garage. I am so aggravated right now and emotionally exhausted.
I'm just ready for this day to be over with already!! I want to lock myself in my bedroom and not come out for 2 days!!
Last edited by jac81; 08-14-2011 at 09:08 PM.
I'm so sorry about your grandpa.
I complete understand about pg hormones. DD has been trying my patience lately. I even pulled out a discipline book today because I was feeling so 'at a loss' of what to do with her not listening to me. As for DH, mine is utterly clueless about pg hormones. He always seems to have a way of making something all about him... But I'm aggravated with him right now... I may post about it.
Again, you have my thoughts & prayers about your grandpa.
I'm so sorry to hear about your rough day :/ with pregnancy hormones, DHs rarely seem to understand!
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I'm so sorry about your rough day Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this hard time.
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So sorry for your loss. I know it was very fast, so even harder to deal with. It's great that everyone was able to be there by his side. Celebrate his life and all that it meant. When my grandmother passed all the grandgirls helped my aunt by going through the room and cleaning up. We even put on all her costume jewelry, funky glasses and scarves and posed for pictures. We could hear her unmistakable laugh in our heads.