Yesterday, we talked about the first phase of pregnancy (the I’ll never eat again phase). Today, I present…
Phase II – Life is back to normal (or Baby, what baby?)
After what seems like 90 years, the nausea subsides and your wife begins to take on the modest glow of pregnancy. She really will. In this phase, you’re eating again. The due date still seems far away and you can talk about the baby’s arrival more as a concept than a reality.
You start thinking about baby names and colors for the nursery. You’re able to find out the sex of the baby and your imagination will run wild about raising a son (I’ll coach his little league team) or a daughter (she won’t date until she’s 30). Baby gifts will begin to arrive and you’ll see implements that you don’t know how to use now and will never know how to use.
Your wife begins to show a little and breaks out the first of her maternity clothes. But she’s not miserable and you can still share a bed. (Enjoy this while it lasts.)
If you didn’t know any better, you would think this baby thing is pretty easy.
…stay tuned for Part III on Friday…