I don’t want to speak for all other mothers to be, but I’m afraid that the fathers-to-be are under appreciated. I’m afraid to say my baby’s daddy perhaps hasn’t been feeling the gratification he deserves.
With each day comes a new revelation, a new experience with my pregnancy. One of the wonderful and amazing things about my pregnancy is that I get to share it with my husband. I’m never alone with each new adventure with Davey. I have my best friend, my hero, and my saviour walking down this same highway with me and I couldn’t be happier.
Yesterday, I had my 31 week check up and along with everything else, my wonderful and doting husband was with me. He has been with me from the start, buying 3 home pregnancy tests just to squelch my doubting of each previous test I took. He has been my encouragement especially on the days when I felt like I couldn’t make it, the early days when Davey was draining me of all of my energy. He has held my hand during my emotional breakdowns, hugged me within the safety of his arms when I would break down. He’s bought my prenatal vitamins every month, changed up his diet to accomodate mine, and even makes my breakfast for me every morning and packs my lunches. He has truly been my saviour and my hero, but I have to admit that up until yesterday I never thought of it as my husband showing actual concern for my health. I always felt the underlying reason was because of Davey. Yesteray changed all of that.
We found out that my iron levels were low. Much like everything else I’ve experienced, this is new. I’ve always been healthy. As a matter of fact, I’ve had more prescriptions during my pregnancy than I’ve had in my entire life! It’s been absolutely insane. Yesterday news of the low iron levels is really nothing to cause a lot of damage or insight worry, but my husband made a comment to his mother, a comment that made me love him more and appreciate him more. It was a comment that brought a realization to my eyes that even after over 4 years of marriage and 8 total years together, I never really felt before. He told his mother that Davey wasn’t his worry at this point, that Davey would take whatever he needed from me. His worry was me and the fact that Davey would take everything from me and leave me with nothing. He showed a genuine concern for my life and I have to say that my husband has become the sexiest and greatest man in my life. I am fortunate to have him as my partner, my lover, my friend, and the father of my child. He is a role model for our son greater than any in this world and I can’t wait until Davey can see and learn.