If you haven't checked that calendar, here's a word to the wise. The holidays are quickly approaching which means sooner or later your child is going to be receiving a gift from someone. (Are you with me so far?) My only question to you is this: "How well do your kids handle disappointment" when that gift they are anticipating from Grandma, Uncle Fred or Sister Sue doesn't meet their hopeful expectations?
So how do men experience pregnancy? What do they think about as the months go by? Is it true that men tend to be in denial about pregnancy during the first several months? While you're blooming with hopes, dreams, friends, and new dress sizes, your partner is probably buzzing with confusion.
It is undeniable that the arrival of a baby, especially the first, transforms the relationship inside a couple. Three people now must share love, time and energy -- the exclusive nature of the couple's relationship comes to an end.
You know, when we were adopting, I made a list of things I thought I'd never do as a parent. I wanted to compare it with when we brought the baby home, to see how many of those I ended up reneging on. I thought it would be fun to do a similar one about pregnancy. These are the things that I used to think I'd never do in pregnancy: