I am sure you heard about the cravings, the mood swings, the “you smell awful” right after the shower comment – well let me break it to you, THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!
A part of me thought “they must be exaggerating” every time I hear a father or father-to-be talking about all this. Now I am experiencing it first hand. I can’t begin to imagine the changes the mother goes through pregnancy, but I can tell you one thing, we go through a lot as well just to keep up with it and it’s not easy.
Let me tell you what happens in simple easy to understand terms. The baby is now in full control of the mother’s body, heart, soul and mind. So you can’t blame her for anything, after all, it’s a mutual decision that you are obligated to go through and go for it all until the very end.
The doctor scheduled further tests to be made so the whole appointment is rescheduled as well until we do the tests. But she had to leave to finalize some official matters in her home country, Saudi Arabia.
Now back to the main topic, the struggle. Some weird cravings are witnessed at the craziest times, some are realistic and some are simply unrealistic – I mean look at how huge this ice cream is!!
Don’t even get me started on the mood swings! One minute we’re all lovie-dovie, the next moment I am the most horrible person in the world. To be honest the first few times this happened I simply flip out and fire an endless hectic argument. Then realize what I did was wrong and go down the apology road which is also not an easy things to do as well because in such times, everything has to be achieved harder.
Also a few things that didn’t make sense to me is that I smell awful all the freaking time! I don’t, but to her I do.. All the time! Tried different colognes, different toothpastes, different deodorants, different shampoos, body sprays, lotions, everything! Nothing worked, I still smelled awful to her. So I gave up and now live with the fact that I smell bad all the time.
Guys, don’t get me wrong, I’ve learned to love it! Because at the end of this journey you will have a proper solid complete family and this is all what I am focusing on at the moment, and the road to trying to keep my woman satisfied is part of what I am all about, after all, especially during these times, a pregnant woman is literally making another human being inside of her and it’s not easy.
The baby is draining her, her body is changing, she starts to feel helpless and tired, sleeping more and achieving less, it all comes with the package. So my advice to you, no matter how much you go through, she’s going through much more so you have to swallow all that pride and complaining as this is what makes you a family man after all!