I hope you’re all well on this chilly Friday and looking forward to the weekend.
Now, as any of you that read my blog will know, I am forever singing the praises of my husband for putting up with me and my pregnancy related complaining! I recently read a similar post over on another blog about getting the dad to be’s view on things and I really enjoyed it. So I thought that with the arrival of our baby being imminent, I’d do a mini interview with my husband to see this whole pregnancy and having a baby malarkey from his point of view. I also really admire my husbands way of dealing with things; he’s very straight to the point and doesn’t sugar coat anything which is why I think we work well together. I have to say some of these answers cracked me up as well so I hope you enjoy the read!
How did you feel when we found out I was pregnant?
Really excited. I knew from the first positive test you were absolutely pregnant but I did encourage you to do more tests, for your reassurance more than anything else (however when you did more than 10 tests I realised that was enough for anyones reassurance)!
What has been your favourite thing about me being pregnant?
The excitement of starting a family, the house being amazingly clean and organised due to your constant nesting, you’ve started cooking amazing dinners for me as you are off work .Oh and I can’t lie, the big boobs are a massive bonus!
What has been your least favourite thing about me being pregnant?
Being told we couldn’t have sex until your placenta had safely moved out of the way (a punishment neither of us was happy about). That was a long 3 months!
You are quite a worry wart, although a lot better than you used to be, but particularly at the beginning you were constantly on edge and would think the worst, such as when we had a scare at six weeks and when you had reduced movement later in the pregnancy. Although you absolutely did the right thing getting yourself checked out and having medical reassurance, it can be a bit irritating that you don’t stay calm and think rationally – you tend to go into panic mode.
Do you ever feel left out because it’s me carrying the baby?
No, not at all, you always include me and I get to feel the baby move all the time.
What advice would you give to other expectant Dads?
Enjoy it, don’t stress over everything, and any time she has a craving for a certain food do your best to find it for her!
How did you feel with me suffering from extreme morning sickness pretty much the whole way through this pregnancy?
Helpless. And very glad it wasn’t me – I can’t cope with the occasional hangover so I can’t imagine how you’ve coped with sickness almost every day for over 8 months.
How did you feel about seeing my body changing?
Its been nice to see; you look better with a bit of weight on and pregnancy has really suited you. You look really healthy, gorgeous and glowing.
Is there anything at all your nervous about or not sure what to
expect, both with birth and afterwards?
Not really. I’m more excited than nervous. You get nervous over
uncertainty and things you don’t have control over. I guess because we
(you) have done so much reading and research I feel we are well
prepared. That and good support from the hospital with regular scans and
appointments. We are in good hands 🙂
How hard have I been to live with in pregnancy?
A nightmare! Only joking. Considering the side effects you have had, I
think you have coped remarkably well. I just have to live with the
occasional elbow in the back in the middle of the night.
How do you think you’ll cope when you see me in labour and giving birth?
Giving birth is the most natural thing on earth. I’m not saying it won’t
be painful / stressful / exhausting for me, I mean you (!), but its not like
your going in for a major operation. I’m sure it won’t be nice to see
you in discomfort but the end will certainly justify the means.
What is the best dad to be advice you’ve been given?
Make sure that you do a rubbish job of changing nappies, that way you
won’t get asked to do it again! (**Girls rest assured – I won’t be falling for this!)
How do you see our lives changing now we are going to be three?
For the better. The cats will almost certainly move out so that’s a
bonus! Can’t wait for our own little family.
So as you can see I have one very supportive and excited husband! It does make me feel very grateful he has such a positive attitude; sometimes I can be quite defeatist which isn’t good and I know when I am in labour and I’m scared of the unknown I’ll need someone like that reminding me to be rational and calm. Sometimes my husband can be very black and white which can be infuriating but I imagine in a situation such as labour it will actually help me as it’ll help me look at things in a more logical manner even if I am frightened. I’ll know I can do it especially with him telling me I can.
And I have to say not only has he been incredibly patient with me during pregnancy, but he also is the biggest believer in me with my blogging. He encourages me all the time with my writing and takes the time to read my blogs and share them with others, which means a lot and spurs me on.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, it’s made me smile writing it. Oh and don’t worry – the cat’s will NOT be moving out despite his hopes!!