After being alongside amber throughout her pregnancy I feel like I may someday appreciate fully what women go through to bear children. We marked the days and weeks of our baby's development on a calendar and tacked each new milestone in it's growth. The important part was that we did it together; we both cared.
We did everything nesting parents should do. We cleaned the house constantly, made room in the kitchen for baby stuff and even arranged the second room for it. All of this was going on even as early a the first two months. We couldn't contain our excitement. We read baby books, watched videos on child development an parenting, we even offered to babysit for our friends for practice. There was just no limit to the love and excitement we both felt.
Don't get me wrong, there were some hard days. We both worked and with her pregnancy progressing tension tended to run high after a long day at work, especially for her. But each spat ultimately ended in kisses and "I'm sorry"s, sometimes followed by sex. Which, by the way, I should point out that pregnancy sex is awesome.
There were so many memorable moments during those 40 weeks. The first ultrasound was a big one. Hearing that tiny, rapid heartbeat for the first time made my heart soar. And the day we found out out was a boy made me so proud. Each memory was filled with smiles and years of joy.
I think we were both very satisfied with the way things were.
It really was a beautiful pregnancy, even for me.