Monday, May 10, 2010

Useless...

...that would be me the last month of pregnancy...completely and totally useless. I lay around, much like a beached wale, sweating, trying to parent from the couch and typically just saying "stop that" about a thousand times a day. I shower at night, in a hurry, throw my hair in a bun, and proceed to put on ANOTHER pair of sweat pants and my husband's T-shirts, which I will spend the whole rest of the next day in. That's about all that fits me these days. I don't cook anymore, I don't do laundry, I haven't vacuumed in a while and have no plans to any time soon. And yet, my kids get fed, the laundry gets done, and the carpets are vacuumed. How? This guy:

The guy in the goofy shirt who works hard all day, comes home to a very pregnant, very cranky wife, and takes over. He cooks without complaining, throws laundry in the machine without having to be asked, bathes the kids, plays with the kids, gets them down for bed, and then asks me if there is anything I want--pregnancy cravings, other housework to be done? And after my nightly lists, he sits down at his computer and goes to work for his web clients. He doesn't murmur. He doesn't yell at me, he doesn't even act like it bothers him that I am basically just taking up space growing this baby. He tells me I am pretty, (even when I have been in the same clothes for days) that he loves me, and that I am a good mom (even though that is debatable at the present moment.) He is the best husband in the world, and I am so glad that even though I am currently useless, he is anything but!

6 comments:

Porter and Karla said...

can i say i am anxiously waiting to see what gender you little one will be! hang in there... you are almost there!

Kelly Ann said...

What a nice husband you have. I am glad that he helps you out while you are "useless".

TrishAnderson said...

So close. I say get an up do thing and have this baby now. You are close enough that it is safe. You are not useless despite what you think. It is just a phase in life. I love you and you are wonderful!!!! Hang in there a little longer!!!!

Aaron, Vicki Tunell said...

You are definitely not useless!!! I think you are wonderful, and I'm glad Matthew knows how great you are too :) You are going to make it!!!

Robyn said...

Husbands are nice that way...I'm always amazed at what Joe can actually do when I really can't!

Hilary said...

I do wonder if that last stage of pregnancy is actually to get the man ready.
It is nice though, and we totally deserve it!