Post # 1
To combat the vent posts (which I have partaken in my fair share of, believe me!) let’s have a happy moments post. Today, I’ve had two:
I asked DD (10 months) where the baby was. I expected her to point to the baby in the book we were reading, or point to herself. (Both things she does) but instead she pointed to my belly. Now, I really think this was a coincidence, since my belly is pretty in your face these days, but still, it was sweet!
Also, I was talking to DH during his lunch break, and he sounded kind of defeated and tired. So I asked him if anything good had happened today, and he said “Well, you called me!”
I’m just overall, having a pretty great day 🙂
Post # 3
This weekend DH & I were having a lazy morning & he laid his head on my belly. I could feel the baby kind of moving back & forth under my skin, and asked if he could feel it too- he could, and he had big tears in his eyes and said “I think the baby was petting my face!” It was so, so cute! He reads to my belly regularly too. I love that he is bonding with the baby.
Oh, also, last night I had gone to bed super early because this third trimester has really been wearing me out. I woke up to pee around midnight and found him in the nursery and he had put together the crib, dresser, and changing table! I don’t know how I slept through all that, or how he did it alone, but I’m so thankful to have met & married such a wonderful man 🙂
Post # 4
I’m not pregnant or TTC, but I’m commenting to follow as these make my heart gush!
Post # 5
@DaneLady: This is wonderful! You know, with this baby, DH has NEVER felt him? My placenta is between the baby and my stomach, so while I can feel him, DH can’t, or he hasn’t been sitting next to me during the big dance routines.
I’m due in 3 weeks, I’ve pretty much given up on him feeling the baby until he comes out.
Post # 6
My hubby wanted to figure out if he could hear the baby moving, so he put his ear to my belly and she kicked him in the head! That and seeing her squirm around in the ultrasound turned us both to mush. She is and will be a very very loved baby! It is so cute to see my husband just melt over little girl clothes or when we talk about her. 🙂
Post # 7
@DaneLady: awww winner! Hubby will rub my tummy/back/feet even if it’s 3 am if I’m uncomfortable. What an amazing man you have. 🙂 Little things they do make me smile.
I had a mommy moment yesterday. I laid all our little clothes out on my bed and smiled. Ah! I can’t wait to see cute little baby arms and legs and chubbies in those sleepers. I can’t wait to see what they look like, either. I’m just excited to meet this whole little amazing person coming into the world. It blows my mind there’s a PERSON in my belly- with their own personality and everything. I just want to pop them out and love on them. 🙂 I’m dying to hold them and feel their little hands and toes outside my body instead of pushing on my insides lol.
I loved watching DH’s face at our first ultrasound. He wears his heart on his sleeve and was so happy to see our little baby moving around. Watching him makes me melt.
Post # 8
@Quietserenity: Ahhh we did the same thing with out 2 year old. Everytime I point to my stomach DD say’s “mommy’s baby” It’s precious(:
Post # 9
@Quietserenity: Oh bummer… that has been one of my favorite things lately, just letting him (or my mom, grandma, sister, even a few friends) just sort of hang out with a hand on my belly and wait for a big roll, kick, or punch. I’m sure he still feels connected though! And you only have THREE WEEKS?!?!? Holy crap that’s soon! Best of luck 🙂
Post # 10
Mine started in the very beginning with DH. We struggled for a long time to get pregnant. And, to see the look on his face at my 6 week ultrasound when the doctor pointed out the little flickering heartbeat made my heart swell. I fell so much more in love with him in that moment. And then when we saw we were having a son, his face was priceless. He cried both times. And several other times too. He always has his hands on my belly when we’re laying around at home, or pats my belly as he walks by me. He is just too stinking cute.
And, today, I was in a funky mood for no good reason, my my little nugget has been moving all day. Reminding me that even though I’m hormonal and pissy it’s all for a good reason – him.
Post # 11
I think I prefer the “I hate everything” pregnancy posts because this one is giving me baby fever. These are such lovely stories. Commenting so I can “awe” later <3
Post # 12
@megz06: Hahahaha! Yeah, there are those days when I feel huge, tired, heavy, tired, hungry, tired, restless, and you guessed it: TIRED! I was so constipated this weekend I swear I was as full of shit as I am of baby!
Candy_Nee nailed it though- all this is for a very good reason. I have a few friends who are struggling with infertility and coping with miscarriages, so when I am about to complain about my aching back, swollen ankles, nonexistant belly button, headache, moodiness, constipation, or the fact that it’s an athletic event to roll over or put on socks, I just remind myself that there are people who would suffer (and have) the pain and agony of fertility treatments, lost pregnancies, and surgical procedures to have the crappy symptoms I have- if only it meant they could have a baby. It’s all about perspective 🙂
Post # 13
@DaneLady: You said it, re: rolling over is an athletic event!
DH actually asked me to just wake him up every time I want to roll over, because it’s way less fuss if he helps me, rather than me trying to do it myself.
I asked him this past weekend if it was weird for him to see two cribs in the nursery, or the double stroller in the hall, and he was like “Weird? No, I’m so excited I can barely stand it!”
Post # 14
ok, so maybe I am lame, but these stories are making me tear up!!
My Shower was this weekend and it was THE BEST SHOWER EVER!! I felt so blessed to have so many people there to celebrate. My mom, and her committee, did an excellent job. Everything looked fabulous. As icing on the cake, Hubby showed up to speak and thank everyone!! Someone called me out about having tears in my eyes lol.
I washed all of her clothes, that i had before the Shower, last week. It was hilarious, becaues Hubby kept picking up skirts, dresses, and shorts commenting that they were “too short”. I was like “wow, he’s starting already.”
Post # 15
I was having bad back problems up until about a week ago, and DH would come over to me, without my asking, and just pick me up out of bed or a chair whenever he saw me struggling to get out. I felt like such an invalid, but it made my heart melt.
And yesterday I had a brief return of morning sickness early in the a.m. — yuck. I didn’t want to wake DH up, but he heard me, came into the bathroom, cleaned everything up, and patted my back, all while I was still sitting on the toilet. (excuse the gross imagery — lol.)
I also love feeling baby’s kicks. I’m kind of hating my job right now, but feeling the little one in there helps me remember that work is not my entire life.
–>Just realized that all of these good things are complaints in disguise — bad back, sickness, hating work… ha! So much for being positive. :0)
Post # 16
Just this morning my partner was making up a little song as she was putting her lunch together and called me her wonderful wife.
Lately I’ve been nauseous, exhausted, a picky eater, and even bitchy sometimes, so I asked, what have I done that’s so wonderful?
she looks at me, pats her own belly and says “you’re making our baby!” I laughed and melted at the same time.