Is it bad that I heard HJ’s voice say, ‘That’s not nice’ before I even started writing this post. Yes, yes it is. But, before you judge let me get to my point.
I heard my whole life, from men, quietly, while watching over their shoulders, that pregnant women are a little bit crazy. I never believed it or really realized it. Maybe I just didn’t care to notice it before. Maybe I didn’t have enough experience around pregnant ladies to realize it was true. And heck, maybe I was just naïve to think that my future pregnant lady, wouldn’t be a little bit crazy (is it bad that I just sung Seal in my head?). Boy was I wrong.
She isn’t crazy necessarily, but that baby is definitely affecting her mind. In fact she is proof that pregnancy brain is a real condition. Sometimes it’s funny, like when ‘the baby takes over her mouth’ and makes her say something that make no sense at all. Sometimes it’s scary, like when we are getting ready for bed and all of her deep dark neuroses come out to play and she starts running all these what if scenarios by me casually as I struggle to pretend that I am wide awake. However, during the day the most common discussion is the honey-do lists and scheduling of house projects. I swear she missed her calling to be a general contractor; she is a living breathing gantt chart.
All of that being said, I can’t really blame her. There are the hormones doing their thing. A doplic life form is taking over her body and growing inside of her. The house has a bazillion projects that should be done before the baby comes. Combine those things with not being able to sleep well, all while still working full time and doing all the housework I am too clutzy and/or stupid and/or stubborn to figure out. What should I or any other husband expect?
I’m certainly sure I am not even in the running for best husband in the world, but I bet all you guys out there can think of a time where you realized that your wife is actually superwoman when she is pregnant. And that part of the reason she is, is because you assume she will continue to do all she does.
So guys what was the ah-ha moment for you? When did you realize that she wasn’t really the crazy one?
I finally realized one night in bed when HJ was telling me everything that needed to get done. All I could do was try and stay awake and coherently answer her questions. She caught me nodding off and expressed a little bit of frustration, but decided to let me off the hook. I laid there awake for a few minutes and realized something. I realized that we both basically did the same thing the whole day and went to bed at the same time, but she’s carrying our baby and still has the energy to want to make sure the projects are done in time. Meanwhile, I can’t even keep my eyes open to listen to her. I may not be super anything, but I can tell you that not only does my wife not have pregnancy brain, she has also turned into superwoman.
Welp, that’s it for now! Stop in next time to see what’s going on!