Olive Garden 

Pregnancy hormones are no joke. We just had an amazing dinner, which we met at since she was on her way home from work and starving. 

I’m wearing a shirt that I ordered that says “this guy has a crush on his wife,” and there are roses sitting on the kitchen counter to surprise he when she gets in the house. 

But- can’t get her to the house. When we left the Restaraunt in two different cars she went left, while I went right. I ended up passing her at a stoplight while she waited. I then got a text “just had to go a different route so you could pass me huh.” 

Now she is off “running errands” and I’ve been told to “do my own thing.” All because I didn’t follow her out of the parking lot. 

Date : ruined. 

Flowers: ruined. 

Evening: shot. 

Hormones 1. Me 0. 

The perfect morning (week 6 day 3) 

Future dads: If you read any post on this page, read this one. I know how you feel. It’s been 2 weeks or so since you found out your amazing wife is pregnant, you’re excited, but things are a bit “challenging” right now. 

You’ve probably figured out by now that nothing fits her right. Each morning as she gets ready for work steam and flames radiate from the bedroom. Her bras are breaking. She feels bloated. She is struggling with trying not to eat. Fighting to stay awake after work. It feels like you are walking on eggshells, and one wrong word can set her off. I’m there! But this morning I pulled off the perfect morning. I’ll share! 

My wife used to get up at 5:15am to go to the gym with me. Now, she sleeps until the last possible moment. So this morning, I went back to my routine and got up at 5:15, an hour and a half before she got up. I drank my coffee and watched the news, and mentally prepared to get back out and run. 

At 6am I went to run, and timed it so that I would finish up my 4 miles right around the time she would get up. At 6:55am, as I was walking the let quarter mile back I texted “Good morning honey. Are you awake yet?” She texted back “I’m up. Hi.” 

When I walked in the house I said “Morning monkey- what would you like for breakfast?” Then walked straight to he kitchen and made her a quick breakfast. Things are already going smoother than normal. 

As she ate and woke up I stayed quiet. I asked her for any updates, and she told me all about the news she had absorbed in her first 10 minutes awake. When she was done I asked “and you?” She said everything is the same, then layed down. Instead of saying “it’s time for you to get ready babe” I stayed quiet and let her do her thing. 

At 7:20 she got into the shower, and I stayed clear. After the shower she got dressed and I stayed clear. (This is new- normally I pester and flirt.) 

When I knew she was dressed (and done trying on things that don’t fit) I poked my head into the bedroom and asked what she would like me to make her for lunch. I then got the heck out and went and made her a lunch. 

She finally came out, grabbed her lunch, thanked me for all the help, and kissed me goodbye. I couldn’t believe the morning went so smooth. Perfect in fact. 

So guys- if you are struggling with adjusting to her hormones and fatigue try what I did; take over. Take care of her. Take things off her plate. Do things you normally wouldn’t do. And at all costs, stay away when she is trying on her clothes. 

Ps- I BBQ better than I give advice. So if you are looking for amazing BBQ and smoker recipes check out BBQChris.com – and if you are looking for the lowest cost hotels and airfare, my wife and I run a tiny website with killer deals RateRhino.com 

The Zombie (week 6 day 2) 

I’m noticing myself spending a lot more time in the kitchen lately. Actually picking up a lot more of household duties. This girl is a zombie! 

This morning she woke up, walked 75 feet to the couch, plopped down, layed to side, and was back in sleeping position within 30 seconds. Cute cute cute. Baby has her exhausted. I opened up my baby app to read today’s news and the first headline was “tired yet?” Hilarious. 

I’m getting really used to seeing my wife with her eyes either half open or closed completely, fighting to stay awake just a a few minutes longer (at 6:30pm), and just all around pooped. I think it’s adorable that our little miracle is taking so much of her energy as it grows. This is awesome to watch. 

I love you wife. You lay down. Here’s your blanket and some decaf iced tea. Relax. Take a nap. I’ll handle the rest.
Ps- I BBQ better than I give advice. So if you are looking for amazing BBQ and smoker recipes check out BBQChris.com – and if you are looking for the lowest cost hotels and airfare, my wife and I run a tiny website with killer deals RateRhino.com 

The Voice (week 6 day 1) 

My wife just made a sound I’ve never heard before. She just spoke in a voice that was not her own. It’s only week 6 and I just heard what I will now call “the voice.” 

We ran out for some groceries, and as we were putting them away she got frustrated. This led to her lying down on the couch, blanket over her head, and pretending to be asleep. I continued to put groceries away and stayed as silent as possible, as I’ve learned quickly to do. 

A few minutes later she got up, walked over, and gave me a hug. I gave her a kiss and said “love you.” In this moment I thought it would be great to show her my handiwork putting groceries in the fridge. As I opened the door and her eyes hit the fridge shelves I heard it. 

“That” “doesn’t” “go” “there!” It was a cross between a werewolf, Linda Blair in The Exorcist, and a kid going through puberty. It was, “the voice.” 

Hormones (week 6 day 1) 

We’ve all heard the stories about moms-to-be and the changing hormones as they make a new life. I was under the impression the mother was the only one to experience this- until 10 minutes ago. 

We start each morning by checking our pregnancy apps for news on babies development. Today we entered a new week, week 6!! Yay! I woke up before my wife, so I had already seen there was a video to explain the week, but I waited for her to wake up before watching it. 

When she woke up I greeted her at “the line,” a seam in the hardwood in the middle of our living area. After showering her with good morning kisses I said “welcome to week 6! We have a sweet pea now!” She grabbed a cup of coffee and we sat down on the couch. 

Once seated, I showed her there was a video. She was excited! So excited in fact that we struggled for a moment playing it on two phone screens until she eventually backed down and I continued playing it for both of us. 

As the woman in the video explained week 6 she said “your baby won’t look like a shrimp for long.” I said “don’t call our baby a shrimp,” jokingly. But suddenly my eyes began to tear up. Jamie asked why I was crying. 

I said “because I’m so excited.” It’s been 15 minutes now and I’m hiding in the bathroom writing this- eyes still watering. So excited for this little baby. 

Chick-Fil-a (week 5 day 6)

We just found out we are pregnant! Well last week actually. But it’s amazing news! We’ve been trying for over a year. All it took was a vacation to Cozumel and a new boat to finally get the job done! We are so excited. 

Today I had my first experience with my wife’s new (week 5) hormones. I learned really quickly today to sit down, shut up, and stay out of the line of fire. 

Eventually she pooped herself out. When I woke up from my nap I found her snoozing peacefully in the bedroom. When she finally woke she was starving. I asked her what she wanted, but she couldn’t choose. I spent a good 10 minutes listing off things: chicken? No. Sushi? No. Burgers? No. Pizza? Maybe. Fried chicken? No. Then suddenly: “I want chick-Fil-a!” 

There are about 75 restataunts within a mile of the house. You know what isn’t? Chick-Fil-a. But you know who has two thumbs and doesn’t care? THIS GUY! I’m gonna be a dad!! I hopped my happy butt in that car and left for the food. Cause that what good dads do. 

On the way I had the idea to start this blog. Hopefully I can stick with it and share what it’s like day to day as we grow this baby. I’m excited as hell.