I stumbled onto a great, little blog called Almost A Dad. It’s written by a dad named Bill. He writes a lot about pregnancy from a husband’s perspective and he just makes me laugh. Reminds me a lot of former Being Pregnant writer, John Cave Osborne, who you can still enjoy over here on his personal blog.
Bill wrote a list that made me giggle so I thought I’d repost it in it’s entirety over here because my adding my two cents will just taint it with femaleness. This one’s for the fellas.
Although, ladies, please, feel free to add your tips at the bottom as well. And, of course, forward it to all of the men in your life who are dealing with pregnant women.
Send them a link to Bill’s blog, too. I think they’ll glean some valuable info and get a good laugh as well.
Bill had a bit of a disagreement with his pregnant wife over a back rub and a candy bar. He learned four valuable lessons that I feel every man currently dealing with a pregnant woman would do well to remember. I think number three is particularly important.
1. Don’t make a pregnant woman feel worse than she already does. It’s your job to keep quiet. Putting up with her craziness is the male analogy of experiencing hormones directly, it’s just something you have to go trough as part of pregnancy.
2. A pregnant woman may not even be aware she’s acting strange. If she isn’t, then don’t bring it to her attention. She may forget about what she did later on and only remember your reaction. I’m very lucky that my wife at least realizes when she’s being irrational.
3. If a pregnant woman wants food, she wants it five minutes ago.
4. Don’t expect an apology from a pregnant woman, and don’t ask for one. If you happen to get one, that’s icing. Just support her lunacy and cravings, and keep in mind that she’s going through a tough time.
There you go! 4 brilliant tips from the male perspective. Thanks Bill! You are obviously a sensitive, lovely man. If all men could only follow in your footsteps…