Apology to a Wonderful, Patient Husband

This morning I woke up at 5:00am to use the bathroom, not at all uncommon being 8 months pregnant. But when I woke up, I noticed something that made me feel silly and then I started thinking and thinking and getting ideas for this post. I never did fall back asleep. So I want to apologize publicly to my most wonderful, patient husband for all the annoying pregnant sleeping stuff I put him through every day. Here’s a list:

  1. My bed-hogging–So when I said I woke up and noticed something that made me feel silly, what I meant was that I looked over at Rob and he had barely enough room on the bed for his body to fit! We’re talking zero clearance on either side of him. There he was, sound asleep, never realizing that if he moved an inch in the wrong direction, he’d be off his comfortable sliver of the bed and onto the floor. Meanwhile, I’m surrounded by a total of four pillows, taking up the rest of the space.
  2. My falling asleep/waking up routine–Rob has learned that he can’t lay down and get comfortable until I have plopped into bed and adjusted everything from my body to my clothes to my pillows for 4 minutes before I get comfortable. Then, finally, he can lay down in whatever space is left and fall promptly asleep for another 4 minutes until I’m so uncomfortable that I need to roll over, which wakes him up with my “OW, OW, OW.” Then I adjust for an additional 4 mintues. Then he’s finally able to sleep in peace. At least until half-way through the night when I go through the whole routine again when I get up to go to the bathroom or roll over.
  3. My complaints about being tired–We both go to bed at the same time, but I wake him up once or twice a night. Then he wakes up at 5:45 to get ready and drive an hour to work where he is all day before another hour drive home. As soon as he walks in the door, Nate wants to wrestle, sometimes he makes dinner, we hang out and put Nate to bed, he does four hours of homework, and then finally gets to bed again. This happens every single day. Meanwhile, I wake up around 8:00, usually get a nap while Nate is napping, and then don’t have homework at night. But I complain all the time about how tired I am!

I know I can’t be too hard on myself because taking care of a very energetic toddler while being pregnant is super hard work. But taking care of me has to be almost just as hard!! Thanks, Rob, for being kind, always willing to serve me, being a fun dad, and working really hard every day to provide for our growing family!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!

One thought on “Apology to a Wonderful, Patient Husband

  1. I feel the same way about Gene. I find lots of things to complain about, and Gene is so patient with it. By the way, you look very cute in the picture Julie!

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