As anyone that has read my blog already knows that my wife and I are expecting our first child. We are really excited to start our family and to meet the newest member.
When we decided to have a baby, all of our family and friends said that pregnancy was a beautiful thing and that we should enjoy it. If I knew then what I know now I would have slapped those people.
The truth is that pregnancy is not beautiful. It is actually really gross. Sometimes I can’t even approach my wife cause I never know what end something will come out of. I love her to death but the vomit and the gas is enough to make me run into the next room. The worst thing is that you never know when its coming and it is always when you least expect it. To solve this problem I always keep my wife stocked with cinnamon candies to control her vomit reflex and I have mastered the art of holding my breath when the wind breaks.
Another thing I have learned about pregnancy is never make the pregnant woman mad. If she is mad you just need to take cover and keep your mouth shut. I think that in 14 weeks of pregnancy I have mastered the art of duck and cover. I have also found that you never tell her no. That leads to being chewed out for 10 minutes. Guys, if you are in my shoes right now, please adhere to my advice: GIVE HER EVERYTHING SHE WANTS!!!!
Let me just say I love my wife and this is no way a negative reflection on her. This is just from a husbands point of view. I know when our little one finally gets here all of this will seem like nothing. I feel my words are true and I can say that I am excited to be a dad. It seems to me to celebrate the moments that are wonderful like when I heard the heartbeat for the first time and to try my hardest to ignore the bad times like the gas and mood swings. Good Luck guys and wish me the same!