Girl, Congrats!! I can’t wait for baby #2! I am writing this to you now because that pregnancy exhaustion is real. I honestly can’t really imagine it with a toddler. So good luck. I know you got this! Well… we got this 😉
I am writing this to you because I don’t want you to forget a person who helped make this all possible. He goes by the name husband, daddy, or dada.
Last time we were pregnant, we were moody and hormonal. Needy and stand-offish. Basically all the feelings at the same time. HA. Those feeling are valid, we made a human… but I think last time we just didn’t notice all the wonderful things that strong man did for us- so let me remind you.
Who cleaned the fridge without complaining- every time you could smell it?
Who listened to you evaluate every baby product maybe a thousand times?
Who wanted to make it to every doctor appointment, and if he couldn’t called you as soon as it was over to check on you and the baby?
Your husband. The man of your dreams. He loves you. Sometimes we don’t give him enough credit.
I know your pregnant, tired, and feeling sick. SO I have done the work for you now. Here are a few things to do for him:
Put a heart sticky note on the fridge telling him that you love him.
Take a minute to ask about his day. Really try to listen. He knows way more than he would care to know about all the different car seat brands. Do you even know what class he is taking at school? Or what work project is coming up? Why are those things important to him? Make eye contact and ask him.
Remember that he is just as excited about this baby as you are. Make it a priority to change your appointment if he can’t be there. Or if he really can’t make it- swing by work with the new ultrasound and a candy bar to tell him that you love him. Don’t wait for him to call you. He will call you, but think of how special he will feel if you made an effort to get to him first.
He is the one that makes it possible and we can’t do it without him. As much as we think we can, we can’t.
Please give him more grace. Give him a night off with the guys with no guilt. Let him work off some stress at the gym. Appreciate the little things. Think of him. Enjoy every minute you have with him.
I know it’s hard. Pregnancy is exhausting. Remember, he will be there holding your hand through contractions and cheering you on. You will look at him and just feel peace because he is there.
You got this mama!
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