Every week that goes by during pregnancy makes me in awe of the human body and evolution. I am sure that Sarah’s uncomfortable nights with our little one are to ensure that both her and I get used to sleepless nights in practise for the little bugger keeping us awake with screaming. I was hoping for long lay-ins and plenty of good nights rest so I’d have something to nostalgically remember when we’re parents. No such luck it appears this week. She’s up and down, fidgeting all night and day.
I’m not sure if the considerable complaints of uncomfortableness, full stomach, hard breathing, bladder issues etc. are typical of this period of pregnancy, or it’s that Sarah is just a bit high-maintenance. I seem to remember reading about the mother blossoming at this period. No such luck. I am reluctant to anger both Sarah and you, the humble reader, by saying that I think if I had to carry the child in a giant testicle there’d be less complaints, despite the obvious inconvenience and unpleasantness… so I won't say that. I will however say that I have been fully included in the experience of pregnancy of late and I hope I’m being a sympathetic ear most of the time – although after reading back through that paragraph I doubt it!
On more upbeat news: Bump watch! I always expected to find a bump a put off. For a man it screams: ‘Here’s your child’ not here’s your beautiful partner. It was a worry at the early stages of our pregnancy. However, it really suits her ladyship and makes her even more special and attractive – In this respect she’s really blossoming. I guess every man will react differently but it’s not changed my affection for Sarah as I thought it might. I love putting my hand on it and cannot wait for a response from our little critter within.
Anyway, I must off.
Bye for now