I know there are TONS of books out there about "what to expect when you're expecting" and many more that are even geared towards husbands. Truthfully though, how many of our husbands are going to sit down and read those? So, to help your hubby get ready for you when you are pregnant, and to help him understand you, I've written a short and sweet "instruction manual" for you to share with him :) I'm sure you have another "point" you'd like to share - feel free to add it to the bottom so others can reap your wisdom :)
This is a little "heads up" on understanding your pregnant wife. It's not meant to scare you or insult you, it's simply a way to help you get along better with your sweetheart until (and a little bit after) the baby is born.
5 of our common behaviors and what should be your appropriate response - straightforward - follow them and you (and your wife) will be much happier ;)
3. OUR BEHAVIOR: Eating. I'm not talking about eating weird things (although some of my friends did), I'm talking about eating. Period. I had a bad, metallic type taste in my mouth during my entire pregnancies. The taste was so bad that if something was not in my mouth (gum, food, drink, etc) I would gag. Fun times. So, I would eat - even if I wasn't hungry. I also gained over 70 pounds. Turns out, I was also having a reaction to some of the foods I was eating (which I found out years later), but that's not the point. Point is, we get to endure pregnancy for almost 10 months and its the one time in our life we don't have to worry about how we look in our bathing suits. YOUR APPROPRIATE RESPONSE: Never question what or why your honey is eating. That will only bring on an argument. If you don't like the food your wife is eating, may I suggest that you a.) cook the meals and/or b.) do the grocery shopping.
Did I miss anything ladies? Anything else our husbands need to know when we're pregnant? btw, that made it sound like I'm pregnant...I'm not (despite my childrens' pleas :)