There isn’t much in the world that still surprises me. Admittedly, I am a fairly cynical person by nature. That being said, there are a few common courtesies that I would have assumed others would be privy to during this pregnancy. Now before I sound like a total diva…allow me to explain.
While some women may revel in the process of creating a baby registry, swooning over all the cute and little clothes, scanning every item that fits their fancy. I had quite a different experience. I started out hopeful walking into Buy Buy Baby that fateful afternoon with every expectation it was going to be one of the more enjoyable parts of this pregnancy. After all what isn’t great about creating a formalized list so the world will know what you want other people to buy you…because just straight up asking for stuff, well that would be rude. Little did I realize how much I had greatly underestimated the power of pregnancy hormones. Continue reading
It’s no secret that pregnancy has its ups and downs, yet when others describe their own journey toward parenthood the not so glamorous moments seem to be conveniently forgotten. I haven’t decided if this is some sort of inexplicable amnesia that mothers are blessed with post labor, or if people really are under the guise that pregnancy is just a magical time. News flash ladies…it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Of course there is that one beautiful benefit at the end of nine months you get to cuddle up with and dress in cute clothes, but I’m not there yet. So in the meantime I figured I would humor you with some of my favorite humiliating and downright awkward musings on pregnancy and motherhood thus far. After all, everyone loves a little dose of self depreciating humor from time to time.
Looking for a smile today? From Buzzfeed to Patheos, this video has been making the rounds on the Web. A Colorado man named Danny Pier, created a time-lapsed video of his wife’s pregnancy. On his Vimeo page Danny explains, “inspired by other second-a-day videos, my wife and I decided to capture 9 months of pregnancy with our first child.” The result is a collection of short moments, which culminates with the birth of their daughter, and it is incredibly heartwarming. Also, I totally want to be friends with them—seriously, ski trips, hiking, cool dogs, vacations and road trips all in a 9-month period of time? We need to hang out some time…
As a soon to be husband, I hope that one day I can honor my wife’s gift of motherhood in a similar way.