Next month my littlest will turn one year old. As I desperately clench on to the moments of babyhood that remain, I can’t help but think of the time when she was living in the confines of my belly. It’s bittersweet; pregnancy was so difficult for me, so much so in fact, that we decided that if our family were to ever grow, it wouldn’t be by way of me giving birth. And while I gave my husband the sweetest gift he could ever ask for — a second child to love, care for, and protect — I am certain I also traumatized him. Between hospital visits, random requests and almost always feeling horrible, it’s no wonder he still walks around the house chanting “no more babies.” He adores the ones he’s got and he’s happy knowing that a full night’s sleep is in the near future.
Recently I read an article on Babyzone that highlighted 10 things every man should say to his pregnant wife. It got me thinking about some of the things that I wanted to hear from my husband when I was pregnant. At the same time, it also made me think about some of the things that he did say, things that were music to my ears and, of course, the things that I think would have been better left unsaid. I’m sharing some of the ones that came to my mind as well as a few from the article via Babyzone in addition to some things they shouldn’t say. Take a look at 20 things husbands should and shouldn’t say to their pregnant wives:
It’s worth noting that depending on what kind of pregnant lady you are, your thoughts on this will vary. If you have a relatively good amount of energy and are feeling good you might see things differently than if you are stumbling through wondering if you can make it. Chances are your hormones and emotions are all over the place so if you find yourself losing your cool because your guy said something he shouldn’t have resist the urge to say something taboo and remind yourself of all the things he does right. For more things husbands should say and things husbands shouldn’t say visit Babyzone. What are some of the things you think men should say and shouldn’t say to their partners?
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