Yeah, Ditto

James is one of those lucky men who manage to get sympathy pregnancy symptoms when I am expecting. With Ellie he had morning sickness right through, just as I did. With Kahlei we went to bed chewing Rennie every night to diminish our reflux and this time around he’s full of aches and pains. Not to mention the fact that he gets a bit of a swollen belly.

I do feel sorry for him, in my experience pregnancy is not fun, but at the same time I sometimes wish I could finish the day with my obligatory whinge about my aches, pains and discomforts without him chorusing in with “Me too!”

After a long day, waddling about, walking my belly into anything and everything (why can’t I figure out the size I am and  stop doing that?), full of braxton hicks, wriggles and pelvic/hip/back/leg (I could go on forever…) pain I don’t want his response to be a groan of agreeance. I want a sympathetic ear, a back rub, maybe some chocolate and a hot milo…

I want acknowledgement of the hard work I am doing by carrying and nurturing his unborn baby while raising the two we already have and sometimes, just sometimes, I wish he could spend a day actually pregnant. Or better yet – 9 months 😉



  1. Me too!!!

  2. lmao!
    i wish my hubby got some form of pregnancy symptom, then "maybe" he would have a better understanding how i felt.
    males!! 😛

  3. That's classic. In marriage people really do share everything!

    All the best!

  4. So funny.I wish my hubby got to experience my pregnancy issues then he would realize I was not just whining or that 70 degrees was really not cold!

    Hope you are feeling well.

  5. I really don't know if it's a good thing or not… I can't say I feel like he's more sympathetic, it's more like he's focusing on his experience rather than mine!

  6. I feel as though you're talking about me while I'm still in the room

  7. I love you honey <3 xo

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