My husband, Doug, asked me if he could share a post on my blog about our rainbow baby. He’s never really asked to do this before so I was honestly a bit surprised. Anyone who has read my book, Wifey 101, knows that he and I have always been our best communicators through writing. Sometime the words come out easier when you don’t have to say them out loud.
I was a bit surprised to read his blog. Truthfully, I didn’t know he was going through so much fear with our second pregnancy. This breaks my heart a little, but I know that together we will get through … and one day we will have our sweet rainbow baby in our arms and all of this will be worth it. 🙂
Doug’s Daddy Blog; Expectations vs. Feelings
Aside from “Congratulations,” people always ask me how it feels to be a daddy … or how does it feel to be an expecting father? To be completely honest, I have no idea. I dont know if I am supposed to feel different, but I dont. Aside from feeling nauseous when Jamie feels nauseous, and feeling tired when Jamie feels tired (true story!), I really dont feel different….Yet?
As happy as I was when Jamie revealed that she was pregnant again, I cannot help myself from feeling cautious with my emotions this time around. To answer the question “How does it feel to be expecting?” Right now…It feels different than last time to me.
I really can’t explain it. I want to be over the moon happy, but it’s really hard. I keep waiting for a moment when it all sinks in and it feels real, but I cannot get the thought of Johnathan out of my head when I start to think about our rainbow baby.
Maybe it’s normal for that to happen—I don’t know? Not many people talk about it. I’m not sure what it will take to feel different—seeing more of a baby bump? A 2nd trimester sonogram? Making it past weeks 17 to 20, etc.?
I know that it’ll come and I know that I will get that moment …the thought of that day is very exciting! But I woud be lying to you, if I tell you that rigt now I feel amazing to be expecting.
What does feel amazing, is being able to take this ride with Jamie, and knowing how excited we both are to be parents. I couldnt imagine going through this with anyone else!
Hopefully we get to continue to share these moments with all of you out there! Maybe #FYI will do a new season documenting our pregnancy on TV.. hint, hint, HINT!! It’s only fair since most of you have been with us since day one! 😉
All jokes aside, I haven’t done any blogs or messages before and this was actually therapeutic in a way. So thank you for listening. And thank you for always supporting us. We really appreciate it.
This makes me tear up a little each time I read it. I feel like I should have my hubby write more because it really is therapeutic (and I had no idea he was going though such inner turmoil). He always shows such a strong face to me. Thank you all for all of your love, PRAYERS, and support. It really does mean the world to us!
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