One thing I am not a fan of is everyone always saying, "Just be patient. Enjoy each other." I sincerely do appreciate the sentiment, but I feel like we've waited 9 months and am more than ready now! As for enjoying each other I definitely do. Kim and I work together, we spend almost all of our time together, and we are constantly laughing. (Mostly at each other.)
Just yesterday we had eaten at the hibachi grill in Port St. Lucie and were just walking out of the dining room. (Well, I was walking. Kim was waddling.) Apparently, I am not used to walking behind the pregnant version of Kim, and while she was impersonating a penguin I put my best foot forward a little bit faster than she did and somehow her foot went inside my flip flop and she teetered forward about to face plant. Luckily, I was able to catch her before she went ka-splat on the ground.
"Josh! What are you doing? Learn how to walk!"
"I know how to walk. I don't know what you were doing. Your leg lifted so high I thought you were doing a Russian Kozachok dance move."
Kim laughs, "I'm pregnant. You have to be more careful."
"All right then, but lets be real. You were trying to wear my shoes."
And then there are other times, when we are not appreciating each other. They are called: The pregnant lady is always right times. (The above event may or may not be included in this category.)
"Josh you are going to run into that curb!"
"What? I know how to drive."
"Josh you didn't put the collander away in the right spot."
"Umm, I know where it goes. I didn't put it there. Maybe you did."
"Nope. It was you."
"Josh can you please put the batteries in the baby mobile!"
"No problem. I have to finish this first."
"Can you do it now?"
"Josh, you put batteries in the mobile and got it working and didn't tell me so I could play with it?"
"You were in the shower."
And my personal favorite...
"Josh... watch out for that car!" Kim screams in the grocery store parking lot.
"What's wrong Kim?" I say overdramatically.
"You aren't watching where you're going! You are going to hit that car pulling out."
"Umm, Josh has been stopped," says Kim's mom.
But you know it's okay. I know my wife is doing the hard work right now carrying our child. And all of her craziness will pass in time. Plus, I can't stay mad at her. She can make me smile with a look or a crazy statement. (Which she makes constantly.) I think the nagging is an unknown symptom of labor. I hope that means Rory is almost here! Can't wait to see that little guy. And if her symptoms do reoccur after the baby at least Kim will have another person to tell what to do.
Comic by Bitstrips