What a Spouse Should Do During Pregancy And Labor
Stasha’s husband picked out this week’s Listicles…which I absolutely adore. Gotta love a supportive husband!He picked 10 things a husband should do which probably should’ve been retitled…”If Your Husband Takes The Garbage Out He Is Totally Super Man.” Cough Cough…Ahem
And well since I’m pregnant…oh yeah I’m pregnant in case you’ve missed that news flash,I thought I would do a list of 10 things all spouses should do during pregnancy and labor. Ya know in case anyone else needs to give their Significant Other a little bathroom time reading.
10 Things Your Spouse/Significant Other Should Do During Your Pregnancy and Labor
1. Go out and buy the damn test when she is 2 weeks late and very obviously living in a state of denial.Even if she says things like,”No way can I be pregnant…I’m just late,I’m never on time anyways.” Then gently push her into the bathroom and stand guard at the door till she pees on that stick.(Ok the first part he did…the second part he probably should’ve done.)
2. When the test comes out positive and she goes into the state of “I’m almost 35 I can’t be pregnant…oh god the youngest and this baby would be 7 years apart…umm we’re not married….my dad is going to kill me.” Sit there and hold her and brush her hair back and tell her everything is going to be ok….even if you yourself are freaking out on the inside.(Again big points on B’s part)
3.When she says she’s tired even though she’s only been up from a full night’s sleep for 2 hours encourage her to go take a nap.
4. If you cook her dinner and she eats it and tells you how good it was(which it totally was.),but then mentions how she’s craving Mc Donald’s fries and a chicken sandwich.Silently pull out a 5 and tell her to go get some.(I’m tellin ya B should be nominated for SaintHood.)
5.Let he throw a little Tupperware once in awhile,as long as she’s not aiming it at you,if she’s really feeling that exhausted/agitated/emotional/hormonal,better the Tupperware being tossed than the good dishes.
6. Support her when she is going through some of the scariest testing in her life for the baby. Even if you hadn’t walked down that road with her before,hold her,let her cry,but make sure she does what she needs to do.(Again …. he’s kinda awesome that way.)
7. When she says she wants a homebirth…listen to her. She probably has some pretty good reasons to why she doesn’t want to be locked away in a hospital for 24 hours…like she’ll really miss all 6 of her other kids,and she wants the whole thing to be for the whole family.
8. During my contractions will not be the time to crack jokes. It WILL be the time to let me squeeze the everliving daylights out of any of your body parts that I wish though…
9.Do not sit there and tell me “You can do it honey..” Listen I love you and I know you’re going to be way supportive but telling me I can do something that is honestly going to happen whether I do anything or not, is kind of like telling a 2 year old no…it’s most likely going to end up in me crying and screaming,”I KNOW I can do it…I just don’t want to anymore!” (This one my dear is a big heads up for you..don’t say I didn’t warn you.)
10. Just keep being as awesome and as supportive as you’ve been this whole pregnancy. You’ve been great so far now is NOT the time to screw it up! Seriously,I may not say it a whole lot but I appreciate it and can’t wait to share Miss Adrienne with you!