- Some days being pregnant makes me miserable, especially now that the weight of the baby is straining my petite frame.
- I don't care if I ever have sex again.
- Paradoxically, I am horny all the time, but usually can't muster the energy to do anything about it.
- I stopped shaving my legs (and other areas of my body) at 26 weeks.
- I don't always eat healthy. Sometimes I prefer a bowl of cereal to a well-balanced, homemade meal.
- I have reached the point where I just spot clean the bathrooms
- I resent the fact that my husband can do things I no longer can like lay on his stomach, bend over, see his toes, walk fast, climb the stairs without gasping for air, and drink alcohol.
- I relish the fact that I have this amazing bond with the life growing inside me, get to feel her every movement and response to my voice, and he doesn't!
- Being pregnant is one thing...baby girl Petite is safe and snug inside me, and I have to do very little to except take vitamins, eat right, exercise, go to appointments, and get plenty of rest. I am petrified about the life changes that parenthood will bring.
Damon: I don't think there really is a "dark side" of pregnancy for guys. And even if there was one - I think my wife would kill me for putting any of it down in writing: ) To tell you the truth, the pregnancy has been somewhat uneventful for me. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait for baby Petite to get here, but right now it's just a waiting game. So, instead I have included a little cheat sheet below that I found on the internet for what expecting dads should be doing during the pregnancy. Um, I do each one to varying degrees - and I have about two months left to work on it!
List of Things To Do For The Expectant Father (Source: babycenter.com)
- Pay attention
- Be there
- Get healthier, too
- Love her changing body
- Go the extra mile
- Memorize the route to the hospital
- Be a a partner in labor
- Shop, talk and make lots of decisions together
- Prepare for your new life as a family