7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

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7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

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Pregnancy, when you’re growing life inside of you and it’s this beautiful, magic time of your life. Or it’s not, and the ‘pregnancy glow’ you have is actually just sweat and you now come with your own sound effects when you move . Sometimes it’s both of these things, sometimes it’s both within the same hour. The wonders of pregnancy..

It’s difficult to explain what pregnancy is like to anyone who hasn’t been through it. Even still, so comparing is kind of futile. But there are some things I want my husband to know about being pregnant. Things that I have trouble explaining sometimes and things that he may not even realise and things I wish I could have explained better during my pregnancies.

1 – Pregnancy Is Freaking Hard

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

Without even including pregnancy is freaking hard. There are so many changes that are going on that I had no control over.

I had to drink a ton of water every day but I also pee every 2 minutes, which meant frequent stops in the car when we were travelling anywhere and lots of disturbances through the night.

Getting comfortable in bed was difficult, I wanted to sleep on my belly but that couldn’t happen and then I wanted to sleep on my back but we are told we aren’t supposed to do that either .

I wanted to because I was so darn hungry but I felt like eating nothing at the same time.

I had aches and pains, and a whole bunch of headaches. The baby was moving and I felt like I was being ninja punched from the inside.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

I even went to walk through a doorway sideways the one day and forgot to account for the extra space required – hitting my tummy. It hurt.

Sitting up to eat was an issue because I couldn’t get comfortable so I was constantly having to lean back a little – which is great for my hips and back… not.

That’s barely even scratching the surface.

And then I felt this immense love and it all just becomes this ball of guilt and confusion. Fun!

2 – I Can’t Control My Cravings

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

Yes, I’m serious when I say all I want to eat for dinner is breakfast cereal with ice cold milk. Yes, I know it’s not a great option, especially considering I’m lactose intolerant. Yes, I know I’m probably going to follow it up with more milk and most likely some form of chocolate. But no, I can’t help it. And no, I don’t want a salad instead.

I wish I could control my cravings. Heck, I wish I could predict my cravings so I didn’t have to go to the grocery store 10 times in one day . It’s not possible.

But I really do appreciate your attempt at ‘pre-empting’ my cravings by buying a whole heap of random food items. And yes, I would like some popcorn and a croissant, thanks.

3 – When You Talk About Our Daughter My Heart Feels Like It’s Going To Explode

I have literally never loved you more than I do right now. And as cliche as it sounds, I really do love you more and more every single day. When you talk about our daughter and refer to her by name I can see the little spark of excitement in your eyes.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

When you sit and talk with me, wondering if she will have blue eyes or green, wondering if she will have my pale skin or your olive tone, wondering if she will be as stubborn as me or as introverted as you… it makes my heart fill with joy. I catch my breath and just look at you, amazed that you and I are in this together.

We created her – that little tiny human who is practising her ninja kicks on me right now. We created her. And she is perfect.

4 – I Don’t Want You To ‘Fix’ Everything

Okay, I know I whinge a lot. And I know it seems all I do is complain. But I don’t actually want you to ‘fix’ anything. I don’t want solutions, I want sympathy. Woman logic right? It works differently to guy logic.

While I truly appreciate the extra pillows you offer me when I’m uncomfortable in bed, what I really want is for you to cuddle me, tell me how much you love me and say ‘’. Because it sucks sooooo much sometimes. And I want you to acknowledge that so I don’t’ feel so darn guilty every time I think it.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

5 – I Struggle With All Kinds Of Body Image Issue Right Now

During my pregnancy, I weigh the most I have ever weighed in my life. And this isn’t my first pregnancy. That is a difficult thing for me to deal with. Yes, I know I’m supposed to put on weight during pregnancy, I know most of that weight is from the baby/placenta/fluid etc, but it’s still difficult to see those numbers creep up on the scale.

Add into the mix the fact that my muscles have only just recovered from the degeneration that happens with hyperemesis and being unable to move for so long without throwing up, and that exercise has been almost impossible because of it, meaning I not only feel larger than ever, but I don’t feel as strong either.

My body is changing and there’s nothing I can do about it. I’ve always been relatively healthy and active, and now I can’t control the extra fluid in my feet or the extra fat stores around my thighs. are a real struggle for a lot of women during pregnancy.

Again, I know it’s all supposed to happen, but I just want you to know it’s a struggle some days. And I love how you tell me every single day how beautiful you think I am and how amazing you think my body looks right now. It honestly does help.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

6 – It Wasn’t Me, It Was The Baby

As I’ve mentioned, my body is changing a lot right now and I don’t have as much control over things anymore.

Any weird noise, bad smell or anything that is unseemly didn’t come from me, it was the baby.

7 – I Love It When You Put Your Hands On My Belly And Talk To Our Little Girl

There’s no denying it, I’m just not one of . I know there are women who love pregnancy and it’s this wonderful time for them and gosh I am so jealous. I wish that was me. But it’s not. I’m counting down the days until our little girl arrives and I am excited about being in labour.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

But right now, the thing that makes it all seem magical and the thing that lights me up from the inside is when you put your hands on my belly and talk to our little girl.

Oh my gosh, the love I feel for the two of you in that moment is indescribable.

I know she is going to be Daddy’s little girl, it couldn’t be any other way. You already talk to her like she is the most magical thing on earth and the way you talk to her about me is amazing. It’s the same as how you talk about me to our son – with so much love, respect and adoration.

So, my love, while I know things are tough at the moment, and I know I whinge a lot, and I know pregnancy isn’t’ easy for me which means it isn’t easy for you, I couldn’t have imagined a better man to have by my side.

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I’ve got one month left of my pregnancy and everything you just said, are things I think on a daily basis. So glad to have someone relate to. Congrats on your little girl.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

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7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

Pregnancy, when you’re growing life inside of you and it’s this beautiful, magic time of your life. Or it’s not, and the ‘pregnancy glow’ you have is actually just sweat and you now come with your own sound effects when you move . Sometimes it’s both of these things, sometimes it’s both within the same hour. The wonders of pregnancy..

It’s difficult to explain what pregnancy is like to anyone who hasn’t been through it. Even still, so comparing is kind of futile. But there are some things I want my husband to know about being pregnant. Things that I have trouble explaining sometimes and things that he may not even realise and things I wish I could have explained better during my pregnancies.

1 – Pregnancy Is Freaking Hard

Without even including pregnancy is freaking hard. There are so many changes that are going on that I had no control over.

I had to drink a ton of water every day but I also pee every 2 minutes, which meant frequent stops in the car when we were travelling anywhere and lots of disturbances through the night.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

Getting comfortable in bed was difficult, I wanted to sleep on my belly but that couldn’t happen and then I wanted to sleep on my back but we are told we aren’t supposed to do that either .

I wanted to because I was so darn hungry but I felt like eating nothing at the same time.

I had aches and pains, and a whole bunch of headaches. The baby was moving and I felt like I was being ninja punched from the inside.

I even went to walk through a doorway sideways the one day and forgot to account for the extra space required – hitting my tummy. It hurt.

Sitting up to eat was an issue because I couldn’t get comfortable so I was constantly having to lean back a little – which is great for my hips and back… not.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

That’s barely even scratching the surface.

And then I felt this immense love and it all just becomes this ball of guilt and confusion. Fun!

2 – I Can’t Control My Cravings

Yes, I’m serious when I say all I want to eat for dinner is breakfast cereal with ice cold milk. Yes, I know it’s not a great option, especially considering I’m lactose intolerant. Yes, I know I’m probably going to follow it up with more milk and most likely some form of chocolate. But no, I can’t help it. And no, I don’t want a salad instead.

I wish I could control my cravings. Heck, I wish I could predict my cravings so I didn’t have to go to the grocery store 10 times in one day . It’s not possible.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

But I really do appreciate your attempt at ‘pre-empting’ my cravings by buying a whole heap of random food items. And yes, I would like some popcorn and a croissant, thanks.

3 – When You Talk About Our Daughter My Heart Feels Like It’s Going To Explode

I have literally never loved you more than I do right now. And as cliche as it sounds, I really do love you more and more every single day. When you talk about our daughter and refer to her by name I can see the little spark of excitement in your eyes.

When you sit and talk with me, wondering if she will have blue eyes or green, wondering if she will have my pale skin or your olive tone, wondering if she will be as stubborn as me or as introverted as you… it makes my heart fill with joy. I catch my breath and just look at you, amazed that you and I are in this together.

We created her – that little tiny human who is practising her ninja kicks on me right now. We created her. And she is perfect.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

4 – I Don’t Want You To ‘Fix’ Everything

Okay, I know I whinge a lot. And I know it seems all I do is complain. But I don’t actually want you to ‘fix’ anything. I don’t want solutions, I want sympathy. Woman logic right? It works differently to guy logic.

While I truly appreciate the extra pillows you offer me when I’m uncomfortable in bed, what I really want is for you to cuddle me, tell me how much you love me and say ‘’. Because it sucks sooooo much sometimes. And I want you to acknowledge that so I don’t’ feel so darn guilty every time I think it.

5 – I Struggle With All Kinds Of Body Image Issue Right Now

During my pregnancy, I weigh the most I have ever weighed in my life. And this isn’t my first pregnancy. That is a difficult thing for me to deal with. Yes, I know I’m supposed to put on weight during pregnancy, I know most of that weight is from the baby/placenta/fluid etc, but it’s still difficult to see those numbers creep up on the scale.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

Add into the mix the fact that my muscles have only just recovered from the degeneration that happens with hyperemesis and being unable to move for so long without throwing up, and that exercise has been almost impossible because of it, meaning I not only feel larger than ever, but I don’t feel as strong either.

My body is changing and there’s nothing I can do about it. I’ve always been relatively healthy and active, and now I can’t control the extra fluid in my feet or the extra fat stores around my thighs. are a real struggle for a lot of women during pregnancy.

Again, I know it’s all supposed to happen, but I just want you to know it’s a struggle some days. And I love how you tell me every single day how beautiful you think I am and how amazing you think my body looks right now. It honestly does help.

6 – It Wasn’t Me, It Was The Baby

As I’ve mentioned, my body is changing a lot right now and I don’t have as much control over things anymore.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

Any weird noise, bad smell or anything that is unseemly didn’t come from me, it was the baby.

7 – I Love It When You Put Your Hands On My Belly And Talk To Our Little Girl

There’s no denying it, I’m just not one of . I know there are women who love pregnancy and it’s this wonderful time for them and gosh I am so jealous. I wish that was me. But it’s not. I’m counting down the days until our little girl arrives and I am excited about being in labour.

But right now, the thing that makes it all seem magical and the thing that lights me up from the inside is when you put your hands on my belly and talk to our little girl.

Oh my gosh, the love I feel for the two of you in that moment is indescribable.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

I know she is going to be Daddy’s little girl, it couldn’t be any other way. You already talk to her like she is the most magical thing on earth and the way you talk to her about me is amazing. It’s the same as how you talk about me to our son – with so much love, respect and adoration.

So, my love, while I know things are tough at the moment, and I know I whinge a lot, and I know pregnancy isn’t’ easy for me which means it isn’t easy for you, I couldn’t have imagined a better man to have by my side.

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I’ve got one month left of my pregnancy and everything you just said, are things I think on a daily basis. So glad to have someone relate to. Congrats on your little girl.

What do you get when you combine a lively Paramedic and a spirited Midwife? You get The Empowered Mama of course! Combining our 17+ years experience with our passion for empowering women through their pregnancies and beyond, we don't hold back. Be sure to pop on over to our Facebook page and say hi!

Copyright The Empowered Mama 2019

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

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Grab Your FREE Affirmation Cards

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7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

Disclosure: Some articles on this site may contain affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, The Empowered Mama may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

Pregnancy, when you’re growing life inside of you and it’s this beautiful, magic time of your life. Or it’s not, and the ‘pregnancy glow’ you have is actually just sweat and you now come with your own sound effects when you move . Sometimes it’s both of these things, sometimes it’s both within the same hour. The wonders of pregnancy..

It’s difficult to explain what pregnancy is like to anyone who hasn’t been through it. Even still, so comparing is kind of futile. But there are some things I want my husband to know about being pregnant. Things that I have trouble explaining sometimes and things that he may not even realise and things I wish I could have explained better during my pregnancies.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

1 – Pregnancy Is Freaking Hard

Without even including pregnancy is freaking hard. There are so many changes that are going on that I had no control over.

I had to drink a ton of water every day but I also pee every 2 minutes, which meant frequent stops in the car when we were travelling anywhere and lots of disturbances through the night.

Getting comfortable in bed was difficult, I wanted to sleep on my belly but that couldn’t happen and then I wanted to sleep on my back but we are told we aren’t supposed to do that either .

I wanted to because I was so darn hungry but I felt like eating nothing at the same time.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

I had aches and pains, and a whole bunch of headaches. The baby was moving and I felt like I was being ninja punched from the inside.

I even went to walk through a doorway sideways the one day and forgot to account for the extra space required – hitting my tummy. It hurt.

Sitting up to eat was an issue because I couldn’t get comfortable so I was constantly having to lean back a little – which is great for my hips and back… not.

That’s barely even scratching the surface.

And then I felt this immense love and it all just becomes this ball of guilt and confusion. Fun!

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

2 – I Can’t Control My Cravings

Yes, I’m serious when I say all I want to eat for dinner is breakfast cereal with ice cold milk. Yes, I know it’s not a great option, especially considering I’m lactose intolerant. Yes, I know I’m probably going to follow it up with more milk and most likely some form of chocolate. But no, I can’t help it. And no, I don’t want a salad instead.

I wish I could control my cravings. Heck, I wish I could predict my cravings so I didn’t have to go to the grocery store 10 times in one day . It’s not possible.

But I really do appreciate your attempt at ‘pre-empting’ my cravings by buying a whole heap of random food items. And yes, I would like some popcorn and a croissant, thanks.

3 – When You Talk About Our Daughter My Heart Feels Like It’s Going To Explode

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

I have literally never loved you more than I do right now. And as cliche as it sounds, I really do love you more and more every single day. When you talk about our daughter and refer to her by name I can see the little spark of excitement in your eyes.

When you sit and talk with me, wondering if she will have blue eyes or green, wondering if she will have my pale skin or your olive tone, wondering if she will be as stubborn as me or as introverted as you… it makes my heart fill with joy. I catch my breath and just look at you, amazed that you and I are in this together.

We created her – that little tiny human who is practising her ninja kicks on me right now. We created her. And she is perfect.

4 – I Don’t Want You To ‘Fix’ Everything

Okay, I know I whinge a lot. And I know it seems all I do is complain. But I don’t actually want you to ‘fix’ anything. I don’t want solutions, I want sympathy. Woman logic right? It works differently to guy logic.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

While I truly appreciate the extra pillows you offer me when I’m uncomfortable in bed, what I really want is for you to cuddle me, tell me how much you love me and say ‘’. Because it sucks sooooo much sometimes. And I want you to acknowledge that so I don’t’ feel so darn guilty every time I think it.

5 – I Struggle With All Kinds Of Body Image Issue Right Now

During my pregnancy, I weigh the most I have ever weighed in my life. And this isn’t my first pregnancy. That is a difficult thing for me to deal with. Yes, I know I’m supposed to put on weight during pregnancy, I know most of that weight is from the baby/placenta/fluid etc, but it’s still difficult to see those numbers creep up on the scale.

Add into the mix the fact that my muscles have only just recovered from the degeneration that happens with hyperemesis and being unable to move for so long without throwing up, and that exercise has been almost impossible because of it, meaning I not only feel larger than ever, but I don’t feel as strong either.

My body is changing and there’s nothing I can do about it. I’ve always been relatively healthy and active, and now I can’t control the extra fluid in my feet or the extra fat stores around my thighs. are a real struggle for a lot of women during pregnancy.

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

Again, I know it’s all supposed to happen, but I just want you to know it’s a struggle some days. And I love how you tell me every single day how beautiful you think I am and how amazing you think my body looks right now. It honestly does help.

6 – It Wasn’t Me, It Was The Baby

As I’ve mentioned, my body is changing a lot right now and I don’t have as much control over things anymore.

Any weird noise, bad smell or anything that is unseemly didn’t come from me, it was the baby.

7 – I Love It When You Put Your Hands On My Belly And Talk To Our Little Girl

7 Things I Want My Husband To Know About Being Pregnant

There’s no denying it, I’m just not one of . I know there are women who love pregnancy and it’s this wonderful time for them and gosh I am so jealous. I wish that was me. But it’s not. I’m counting down the days until our little girl arrives and I am excited about being in labour.

But right now, the thing that makes it all seem magical and the thing that lights me up from the inside is when you put your hands on my belly and talk to our little girl.

Oh my gosh, the love I feel for the two of you in that moment is indescribable.

I know she is going to be Daddy’s little girl, it couldn’t be any other way. You already talk to her like she is the most magical thing on earth and the way you talk to her about me is amazing. It’s the same as how you talk about me to our son – with so much love, respect and adoration.

So, my love, while I know things are tough at the moment, and I know I whinge a lot, and I know pregnancy isn’t’ easy for me which means it isn’t easy for you, I couldn’t have imagined a better man to have by my side.

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