I adore my husband. I am so so sooooo happy I made the right choice to soar through life with. We have fun doing nothing and everything. He has been such an amazing support and hard worker this entire pregnancy. I have no idea what I would have done without him during the past 10 months.
There are a million stories to be told about pregnancy, labor and everything in between. It doesn’t compare to what you go through personally each day because it is so different for every individual. My husband has been nothing but a grounded and solid support for me when I feel like I might lose my mind after letting people get into my head. He helps remind me that the way we choose to parent is going to be our way and we will continue to have fun and be fun and do the things we love and want to do. He provides peace to my chaotic mind. Being emotionally supportive has been huge! I feel like there is so much discussion in how people have these symptoms during pregnancy (cravings/swelling/body changes etc.) but either people don’t feel comfortable talking about the emotional changes or they don’t recognize them as much as I do. Mike has been there to help me sort these feelings and thoughts out to help keep me centered (as much as I can try to be centered).
I haven’t been a gem this entire pregnancy. There are days that we would be driving and I would just start feeling my eyes fill with tears for no real known reason. He calmly and compassionately would place his hand on my leg and give me a little smile. He has made grocery runs for me for bizarre food cravings, he has been so patient with knowing that my decision this morning could be completely opposite within two hours and tries to roll with it. I’ve been doing my best to try to communicate when I know I’m feeling a bit more “hormonal” or “off” than my usual self to at least try to give him a heads up. Sometimes that is helpful and other times I catch both of us off-guard.
He planned an awesome mini-getaway vacation for us to visit Arizona and get some sunshine just the two of us before the babe comes. His focus was to have me relax and enjoy the sunshine. That I did. I was able to get a massage, a pedicure, go on a walk, swim, be in the sun, eat a ton of delicious food and be with my man. Swoon. We decided that we would move into the barn before the baby comes because our landlords were going to sell the house this summer so it just made more senses to us to do it before hand. Once we decided that we would make the move, he worked his buns off to make this happen before the baby came. It turned out beautiful and there was so much thought that he put into making it a comfortable place for us to be. I know that when we go to build our house it will be an easier transition at that point because we won’t have hormonal mama making decisions and no major timeline/deadline to beat. He is a smart man and hired packers/movers for us so that I didn’t have to do much of anything. So worth it. I love this man.
After his full days of work, he will help with dinner or make dinner completely. He will go on a walk and give me countless leg and feet rubs. He has made me breakfast just about every single day of being pregnant. He darkens the room so I can sleep longer and more soundly. He tries to get dressed and shower quietly because he is worried he will wake me up. He works his buns off with his business so I have the time, space and opportunity to have a peaceful pregnancy at my own pace. He happily took pregnancy, birth and infant care classes with me and not only that took them seriously and beat out all the other dad’s in a speed swaddle competition.
He supports my new career and gives me ideas on how to take it to the next level and when to pull back. He has gone to every one of my doctors appointments and reminded me that there is nothing more important to him then me and the baby. He helps me remember things as my memory isn’t as strong as it was 10 months ago. He gets mad at me when I don’t take care of myself, which reminds me he is right and that I need to take it down a notch (I hate taking naps and I hate just resting, so he works hard to help me realize the importance to do so). He encourages me, he always hugs and grabs my hand when I am having an especially emotional day over something I can’t control. He starts the bath for me and makes me tea. He literally will do anything I ask him to do or get what I need as long as I voice it (which can be hard for me to ask for help because I’m stubborn and still want to be able to do things on my own).
Mike provides everything I could ever need for living happily and making sure I have my “ever-after.” He has spent time putting together bookshelves, a desk, the stroller, hanging chandeliers, cleaning, organizing, packing, unpacking, and preparing for our little lady. We have everything we need for our baby to arrive and there is no way that would have happened without him. He tries as hard as he can to be understanding when my hormones and emotions have gone completely upside-down. He goes on walks with me and rubs my baby belly. Almost every time I wake up in the middle of the night to go pee during this last trimester he wakes up too and says, “are you okay?” He is very in-tune with me, my body and my needs which I am so thankful for.
I can’t help but feel so overwhelmed with love and support when I think about all the selfless things that he does for me and the baby-to-be. He constantly puts me before himself and works so hard to be the best partner he can be. I am excited, nervous, thrilled, joyful, emotional and can’t wait to take this next step in life with you, my handsome-loving husband as we become parents. <3