Oh, Husband Dear…

Let me just preface this by saying that I am the baby whisperer.  That might be a slight exaggeration, but I have held about a million babies.  Okay, that too.

I’ve held my share of babies.  And my friends’ shares because they get all nervous around babies.  I remember the first baby I “put to sleep.” He was this adorable little twin, and I was so proud of myself.  I was probably about 8.  Since then, I’ve grabbed every baby that I am within ten feet of to hang onto.  My first niece was born when I was 16, and since then– twelve more kiddos have entered our family.  I haven’t dropped one.

So, dear husband, understand that when you tell me, “Hold the baby’s head!” I am taken aback.

And I reply with swagger, “This ain’t my first rodeo.” (Pretty sure that was lost on you…)

Oh, I love your concern–don’t get me wrong.  Today when I doubled over in pain after sneezing (ah, pregnancy), I thought we were going to run to the hospital.  I had to literally Google  “I am pregnant and it hurts when I sneeze” to explain WHY this happens.

I’ve had a runny nose all night, and during our movie night, every time I gave a little sniffle you would pat my leg and ask how I was.  Then, when I kicked off my shoes when I came home,  you quickly got me my slippers because I “shouldn’t walk around barefoot.”

Oh, heaven help us.

This is why I get up and fix you breakfast.  You’re too dang sweet!  I have to do nice things in return (plus I am really, REALLY hungry in the morning).    I WANT to do nice things in return.  And when you offer to help when I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off, I just love you more.

Raising a baby with you is going to be amazing.  Unless you tell me to hold his head…  Then you’re going to see a little of my Mamaw in me.  (You might not understand that, but know this: it won’t be her good side.)

 

3 responses

  1. Hey sweetpea, Cute post. I hate to tell you but v is right…. U shouldn’t be barefoot too much while preggo. It can make your arches fall and feet grow. 🙂 love u

    Lisa Smith p 703.901.4659

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