Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ode to a Husband from His Pregnant Wife

Love was…holding hands while watching a movie.
Love is… holding my hand while I’m feeling sick.

Love was… taking me out to a fancy restaurant.
Love is…taking me to my prenatal appointments.

Love was…bringing me breakfast in bed on a special occasion.
Love is… making me toast and jam every morning so I (maybe) won’t puke in the toilet.

Love was…picking me a flower.
Love is…picking me up from work every day to have lunch with me.

Love was… making me a special dinner.
Love is…making me and Little Guy dinner every night because it makes me sick to open the refrigerator.

Love was…putting down the toilet seat.
Love is… doing all the laundry and the cleaning and grocery shopping - and when I say all, I mean all – because you’d rather let me rest.

Love was…sleeping in together on the weekends.
Love is…waking up early on the weekends with Little Guy so I can sleep in.

Love was… telling me that you love me.
Love is…showing me that you love me.

Love is… stepping up and being there and never telling me to suck it up. And keeping me sane and making me feel not alone.

Love was…being a friend.
Love is…also being a partner.

54 Comments:

Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Awww. That was a wonderful post! I wish my hubby cooked and cleaned and grocery shopped!! Dang girl, you got it made! But, I'm not as sick as you...although the fridge does make me sick. ewwwww.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Crying. No fair.

*sniff*

6:31 PM  
Blogger jo! said...

that is beautiful. you have a real gift. two, if you count your writing ability ;-)

6:42 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Why did this post make me want to go and smack my husband?

7:01 PM  
Blogger kfk said...

Thank goodness he is playing his part. He could have it worse, he could be the one pregnant.

It is so nice to have such a great guy!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Awww. That's really sweet. Like Kristin, I want to go smack my hubby too!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Much More Than A Mom said...

That's amazing. You're very lucky!

7:17 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

That was nice. it feels good to be loved truly madly deeply with the test of time and life.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Oh so sweet!

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Wander said...

Now that was really sweet.

9:30 PM  
Blogger kim said...

awww thats so sweet .. what a good guy *sniffles*

10:42 PM  
Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

I hope you shared this with him. He deserves to see it. What a lucky woman you are. You made me hungry for toast at this late hour, BTW. With jam. Yeah, gobs and sticky gobs of raspberry jam. Gotta go to the toaster now.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

You two are too cute!

5:32 AM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

That is the truth!

7:23 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

Totally great post!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

VERY sweet. I think you just won some points for that one. Or at least you should. :)

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

*wiping my eyes*

Way to go, Daddy Off the Record. THAT'S the way to help out your pregnant wife. Bravo!

9:30 AM  
Blogger bubandpie said...

Amen.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Love is all of this you are a very lucky gal......

10:06 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

And those are the signs of a "keeper".

I can't say my husband has done all of that, but what he does is still a big help to me.

Hooray for the good ones.

10:41 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

You lucky girl!

Carrie

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

*sniff*, pass the kleenex...

That's beautiful, and you are lucky to have him.

And he's lucky to have you...obviously he knows that!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Very sweet. Now can you tell me how you get him to do this stuff? Is it really the puking? Because I might just get pregnant a second time if I could guarantee my husband would do that stuff for me.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Are you trying to make us cry or make us jealous? Or both?

Nevermind, you deserve it! Revel in your happiness together.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Tissue, tissue, I need a tissue!

Your husband is awesome!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

The crazy part is that he's doing even more than I've written here. I'm just a bit embarrased to say how MUCH he's doing. I feel actually a bit like a wimp sometimes.

Also, I feel a bit weird about writing gushy things about the hubs here. I was much more comfortable writing these type ofposts, but this was one way I could say "thank you" to him. I showed it to him last night and I think it made him feel good to know I appreciate him enough to write about it.

I mean, heck, if I have time to write about my nighttime peeing routine, I should make time to write a post for Husband now and then!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Slackermommy said...

Very sweet. You've got an awesome hubby!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Yeah, I'm going to say "ditto" to Kristin's comment. Now I gotta go find my husband and grind his face into this computer screen.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

How sweet! My hubby's been doing alot but not that much - good for you!!!!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

That is how love evolves. Very sweet.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

I agree with christina in that these things let you know you've got a keeper. The couple of months that I was pregnant told me a lot about the man I'd been dating, and I'm sure I fell in love with him during that time; he'd handled pregnancy so much differently than the way my ex had...the way I thought a man should.

Glad you're being treated so well;>

8:26 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

It's amazing how sweet a man can be when you are caring his child. My husband gets up with the kids on the weekends and lets me sleep in and I love him so much just for that.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

That was a great great post. Made me happy, for you. :) My husband does stuff like that for me and it makes me feel so loved and blessed to have him. We are lucky gals are we not? Hell, strike that, we are smart gals for managing to snag such nice husbands! ahhahahaha

8:51 AM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

You made me ink.

Thanks for reminding me of all the awesome things my husband did for me while I was pregnant.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

*sniff*
What a heartwarmingly sweet post, Cristina. Sounds like you have a keeper there, girl!

12:13 PM  
Blogger jennster said...

i love this.. so thoughtful and awesome. husband of the year right there!i missed the announecment that you were pregnant! CONGRATS!

1:09 PM  
Blogger PeetsMom said...

That was beautiful! I've been lurking, but boy, you pulled me in on that one! Had to comment.

Really really beautiful. Can I steal it for my own blog? No? ok.

Thanks!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Kevin Charnas said...

Cheers to HIM!!!

and

Cheers to YOU, for appreciating him and telling him so.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dynamite said...

Very sweet. Now stop the puking, OK?

6:29 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Love is... an ode to a husband from his pregnant wife. This was beautiful, C. And I hope you feel better soon.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Awww...that's beautiful. Your huz sounds like a price among men!

Something must be in the air this week. I wrote a little tribute to my husband today, too.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

And of course, I meant "prince."

:)

9:47 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

I was talking to a very learned woman... She is the mother to two women in their twenites... and she was talking as if it were yesterday when the she was pregnant with her second... and she sang his, her husband's praises and then she said...'He did everything... I was so sick... and then with labour it nearly all came undone..'
I asked 'how???'
and he, her husband of thirty five years looks at me sheepishly and says... 'Apparently me singing She's having my baby in the delivery room was the wrong choice of song!!!'

10:04 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

That is incredibly sweet. What a great man you have there. Enjoy his outpouring of love. That is so special. :)

11:45 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Awwww I loved that post!!!!!!

I'm hopin my hubby is as good with #2! Actually even better, I'm just hoping I'm not as sick. =\

12:14 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Love grows, with the years, with the expanding bellies, with the expandign household. Well - beautifully - said.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

That was great! You have a wonderful husband!!! He takes very good care of his family.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Brilliant -- I've never thought about it before, but the relationship absolutely changes in the ways you describe during pregnancy.

And then again it changes with kids (as you know) -- for me, love was a date out for dinner and a movie, and now it's a chance to sleep in on a Sunday morning. :-)

9:31 AM  
Blogger sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

Oh I think I'm gonna cry...seriously, that was beautiful. That is so sweet. I am so glad your hubby is helping you...that is wonderful. Now if I could just find one of those....(since I'm hopelessly single ya know..)

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

I love that...love it...it is so true..the evolution of a relationship - and the Klimt? ah...perfection

8:08 AM  
Blogger jen said...

wow. how incredibly lovely.

yes.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

This is just wonderful!

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love was... cuddling my wife as her lover
Love is... tucking in her arms as her first kid.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Ha ha Kristin... totally agree... I'm pregnant and my husband's attitude is not even close to this... sigh- some women are lucky! I can see and sometimes hear how annoyed my husband is with me- he thinks I'm too demanding- wish he could be pregnant for a day and show me how it's supposed to be done!

8:32 PM  

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