This month our littlest turns one. The past few months are in heavy rotation in my mind. I’ve been looking at pictures while my heart simultaneously bursts at the fact that my baby used to be so small and well — babyish. In between my efforts to press pause is a longing for the baby stage to continue.
And every so often my mind will back track a bit further to the time when I was pregnant. My pregnancy was extremely difficult. It mirrored the experience I had the first time around. With my second child I knew what to expect because I had done this before. Even so, it didn’t make the constant sickness, dizzy spells and the host of other ailments that had everyone, including me feeling sorry for me, any easier to tolerate. Nevertheless, each day I thanked God that my baby was OK. Each time I heard/saw her heartbeat or felt her move was comfort to my worrisome heart but there were also other things that gave me comfort during this difficult time. Among them being small gestures made by my husband that not only showed his love for me but made those 39 weeks a little more bearable.
The older our baby gets the more often we get asked if we are going to do it again. Me being pregnant again isn’t in the cards for us but I am grateful for the effort my husband made to show me love throughout what felt like the longest 39 weeks of my life. Today I am sharing 12 simple things you can do to show your pregnant wife love:
Each of these small gestures was an attempt to help make me more comfortable during my pregnancy and minimize the chaos that sometimes ensued our household. They also were ways that my husband showed me not only that he loved me but that he was in my corner — that pregnancy much like anything we have encountered during our marriage would be something that we got through together.
What are some other things husbands can do to show their love for their wives during pregnancy? Did your husband do anything to make you feel special?
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