Hi, basically wondering how to make my partner feel a little more useful. I'm not sure how as bless him at the minute he's doing almost everything and I have to politely try to ask him to do a little less. He's at work all through the week, does all the cooking, cleaning and so on. In fact, I know I've been told to rest but he leaves me with absolutely nothing to do except put my feet up making me bored (get excited when can wash my own breakfast dishes - yep that sad lol).
I know, doctors orders and I am doing as i'm told, but now have sciatica too (on top of an already bad back) so in a lot of pain. Hoping physio helps tomorrow. Anyway now apart from helping me up he can't really touch me because is just becoming so painful, even touching the bump more than very lightly is sending spikes of pain through me, the spare bed even set up in case sleeping beside one another becomes too painful. Its the last 8 weeks now, so I know even if can't be helped its not that long to go and will be more than worth a few weeks of pain. He's decorating the baby's room next week having taken his holidays off for it, and yet he's still upset he can't do more. He wants to know what he can do to help me, and there isn't anything he isn't already doing. Without starting to get annoyed with him how can I let him know just to chill out a bit? x