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Seriously, I just have to give props to DH....<br><br>
he has been so good with taking extra care of Maya in the evenings when I'm exhausted....<br><br>
doing extra around the house....<br><br>
he's happy with the plans for the homebirth "since you're the one having the baby and you need to be comfortable" (he actually said that!!!!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
and he said that he is even more excited this time around since he knows how great it is to be a dad now!!!<br><br>
how are all your DHs reacting to the pregnancy?
 

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You're a lucky woman, you know that? You truly are. Count your blessings, and remember every day that you have a genuine treasure in your man.<br><br>
I probably shouldn't go into how MINE is handling this. We'll put it this way... he asked me last night when I was getting that second job I was talking about. (Remember, he's voluntarily unemployed. He just doesn't WANT to work.)<br><br>
That's as far as I'll go with that! LOL!<br><br>
There are some great men out there, though, that's for sure.
 

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That's so sweet!!!<br><br>
I asked my DH if he was excited about this one, and he said "Not really". Umm, WRONG thing to say to the woman who is carrying said child, puking several times a day, and feels like a zombie.<br><br>
Oh well, at least he was honest. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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My husband is being really sweet about the whole thing, as he was last time, but (also as last time) our house looks like a tornado hit it because, although he takes good care of me, he doesn't really do cleaning. Not that I am a good housekeeper when I'm well, but you know, I do the dishes.<br><br>
But he rubs my feet and fetches me lemonade-flavored Capri Suns in the middle of the night from the grocery store, so it's okay with me.
 

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Do you guys rent out your hubbies? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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That's awesome! You definitely have a keeper there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
My DH has been great. He was the one who went through all his mom's fears about homebirth, quoting all the stats and so on. He's been very humble in admitting he was wrong in his preconceived notions about it, which is hard, I'll attest to that! And he has definitely picked up my slack on housework, as I've been too exhausted to do my usual routine. Speaking of which, I really ought to have folded that last load of laundry. Oh well.
 

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glad yours has been so great. mine is helpful as needed and will get up in the middle of the night for me. but, this is also just his normal way of being, so it doesn't have too much to do with the pregnancy, I'm just glad I found such a wonderful, supportive partner.
 

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Mine is doing pretty well. He still thinks that saying ridiculous things is funny - like calling the dog 'babykiller' and then later suggesting that the baby could sleep with the dog in his bed. (Me: 'since the dog can't change the baby or feed the baby, I think not'. DH: 'But he could <i>lick</i> the baby')<br><br>
He does well with taking care of me (with the exception of refusing to go out in the rain for ding dongs. Unfair). But the baby stuff he pretty much jokes about. I can't get too upset about it, because after 17 months of TTC the baby stuff gets very un-fun and un-funny - too much pressure. So I think he's trying to help that way.<br><br>
For the baby book: <i>Setting, first prenatal visit. Doctor's office.</i><br>
Doctor: Do you have any questions or concerns?<br>
Me: Well, DH would like to know, will our baby be AWESOME?<br>
Doctor: Tell DH that your baby is <i>already</i> AWESOME. And, it's probably a boy or a girl.<br>
Me: (<i>Trying not to laugh</i>) Thank you, doctor. That will really set his mind at ease.<br><br>
(Doctor is the father of one of DH's best friends).
 

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Mine makes me just swoon recently! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He's super excited this time. He told me a few weeks back that he couldn't wait to start telling people. It took a bit to get him in the groove, but he got it.<br><br>
He's been super with pampering me and helping out. He just gets better with each babe. At this rate we may have a few more.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I feel guilty that he's been juggling the kids, the house, work, school, holiday shopping, and even groceries. While I'm here all day and get, well, not much of anything done.<br><br>
Last night I was having "a moment" and he said "Do you need a hug, a backrub, what can I do to help?"<br><br>
We're both just really relaxed and enjoying it more this time around.
 

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my DH has been his usually pregnancy loving self<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: (and since this one was his idea... he SHOULD be! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
hels all of a sudden totally in-love with me all over again liek a teenager, cleaning up after himself and the kids, he take the youngest to another bed withi himself in the middle of hte night when she is cranky and he knows nightitme is the only sleep I get, he's been offering easier ways to feed us (the man can;t cook so feeding the family is traditonaly my area of expertise), and he's been cuddly, affectionate, pasionate, and downright NICE.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><br><br>
this man even suggested we get some PRO pictures (and not JCpenny or Sears pics either) of us as a family right now since we dont; have any of this 'stage' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
awwww. just writing this out makes me really realize how stinking awesome he is. And I wish he was home instead of working nightshift again this week.
 

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Man! Where can I find one! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My dh has been a total a**hole!! Sorry....but he has been taking care of the laundry for the most part and will cook when I can't which lately has been almost everynight and he will bath the girls BUT he will come home yelling because the house is a mess and ask me what I have done all day! UH HELLO!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Forget about a foot rub.....he has ALWAYS been like this with every pregnancy...even towards the end when I can't even see my feet and I ask him to rub my feet he asks me if my hands are broken! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"> ....and tonight when I was gagging and dry heaving he was just mocking me and making fun of me!! He told me tonight that he didn't want anymore and this is my fault. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> UMMMM excuse me I didn't impregnate MYSELF!!!! GGGRRRR!!!! Oh yeah and if that isn't bad enough the other night he told me I had ruined his life because he didn't want kids at all!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
Sorry to rant but i had to get that off my chest! There is a lot more to say but I will spare everyone the rest! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
All of you out there with such AWESOME men cherish them because they are far and few between!
 

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DH has been great as usual. He's been taking care of all the dishes and generally keeping the house from falling apart.<br><br>
We are on the same page in terms of baby excitement: looking forward to it but also more aware of the realities of it this time around. He's been telling everyone and gets such a kick out of telling the guys at work (none of whom have kids yet).<br><br>
He didn't bat an eye or question home birth once when I brought it up when we had ds. The more we learned together he became a home birth champion and would tell everyone what a good idea it is. He wouldn't have it any other way.<br><br>
I wish he would keep ds from jumping on me in the evening when I try to go to bed early but that's a very small picky point.<br><br>
I feel pretty lucky to have him!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Mine has been wonderful. He does the laundry and dishes and takes care of the kids when he's home. He works about 50 hours a week and I know he's tired. On his days off, I get to sleep in and take naps and he doesn't say a word. He also doesn't complain when I'm up every night until 3am because I can't sleep and then don't get anything done during the day because I'm so tired. He already talks to my belly and I think he actually teared up during the u/s when we saw the heartbeat and the baby was moving. We ttc for about 2 years and I think it was actually starting to upset him more than it was me when we weren't succeeding.<br><br>
He asks me how I'm feeling and calls almost every day before he leaves work to see if he can bring anything home for me. He sucks at massages, but he tries. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 
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