Now that I am nearing my due date, I am thinking how to prepare for the after birth time in terms of household activities. My husband works a lot, he doesn't cook and during pregnancy I was ironing his shirts and pants every other day before work. Although I do not mind cooking something easy, I don't know how he will meet his ironing needs, or when he will manage to do some cleaning in the house? What if I will have a longish physical recovery after birth? Then I have no idea at all! Should I look into hiring someone to come a few times a week to do ironing and cleaning? We don't have tons of money to hire a helper on a continuous basis, but I also know that I cannot jump over my head and try to take care of everything myself.