Eating Right with an Expecting Wife
Monday, April 27, 2009
First and foremost, let me say that I am beyond excited with the expectation of my baby. The excitement increased(and was combined with nervousness) when we found out that we were expecting a daughter. Its a beautiful thing. I cherish every moment that I can be there for my wife, and I await the arrival of my babygirl..............WELP!!! Now that I got that our of the way.....
This pregnancy is making it very difficult to eat properly. My wife and I have a great, fair and compromising relationship. We do things together, we are there for each other.......we cook for each other. When she was in school, I would cook as she was getting home late. Now that I am in school she has been doing the same...especially with my hectic work schedule. ......and then there was pregnancy...lol. For those of you that have had a child, Im sure you will be able to relate to this. First is the fatigue....which is completely understandable. Therefore she does not cook as much, which is fine, as I have told her that she doesnt have to cook.....the not cooking is not the problem. The problem is her tastebuds..lol. She has the wildest most random desires for what she wants to eat and when she wants to eat it. She comes home with bags of food for US that I cant eat. She wants US to go places that I shouldnt go....its absolutely amazing. And one of the funniest thing is that its either the pregnancy or marketing firms have up their game....but the wrong food commercial and we are leaving the house in 10 minutes...lol. I watched my ,(at one point sane) wife dip a french fry in ice cream......go figure. Another piece of humor in all of this is that her smell and taste buds have become enhanced....EVERYTHING taste GREAT(but thats a whole other blog)
Now my wife has always been there for me and has always been in my corner about weight loss.......listening....workin
g out with me.....watching what I eat, etc......but now its a different BEAST. Because I am at work .......I still do GREAT during the week.....But on the weekends.......not so much...lol
So what have I learned from this:
1. That I do not mind it. The only thing I am concerned with at this time is making my wife happy and getting her what she wants and needs
2. That I have to be determined and willful enough to still order the things that I KNOW that I should be eating regardless of where she wants to go. This lifestyle change is not the responsibility of anyone else. It should be too important to ME to be pushed off my course. And in all actuality I think I have been doing good.........thus far.
With that said: PRAY FOR ME!!!!! I have 4 months to go and will power will only take me so far...LOL
NOTE: Please know that I realize that I can not begin to understand what all an expectant mother goes through and that this is written moreso as a test of my will and for comical effect.....I have the utmost respect for those expecting and think its the most beautiful thing on earth, so I hope no one is offended or thinks im insensitive.......