Dear Husband – Thank you.

January 25, 2017

Well, here we are on the eve of our induction – and soon we will become parents for the 2nd time and a family of 4. I may have done all of the physical work the past 41 weeks but, I feel it’s necessary to thank you for all that you have done for me the past 9+ months.

Thank you for the days you took the toddler out of the house so I could have some alone time – whether that meant relaxing, taking a nap, or cleaning the house with zero interruptions – this helped me reboot and become “mom” again upon your return. It gave me the break I needed to recharge and helped me keep my sanity, especially during the first trimester when hormones are extra wacky.

Thank you for supporting me in my want and need to workout during my entire pregnancy – and never questioning my decisions surrounding that. This allowed me to have a comfortable pregnancy with limited weight gain and no back or hip pain. The ability to remain strong allowed me to keep up with our very energetic and active toddler. I anticipate this helping with my postpartum recovery as well.

Thank you for always telling me how “hot” I looked through all phases of this pregnancy, when almost the whole time I may not have felt that way. Your compliments were appreciated, even if I never seemed to accept them.

Thank you for putting up with my crazy and often irrational emotions over the littlest and most unimportant things – pregnancy hormones are no joke and make you feel crazy some times. I know I can be hard to deal with – without pregnancy hormones -so you definitely deserve a prize for this one.

Thank you for being the champion breadwinner that you are. Your amazing ability to provide us with the lifestyle we live is something I don’t take for granted and I appreciate the fact that I can remain home with our children and not have to worry about running back to work for financial stability. Too many families struggle with this and because of you we thankfully do not. 

Thank you for our son and thank you for our daughter. Parenting is a team sport and I’m glad you are my teammate. I can’t wait to see you hold your daughter for the first time – seeing you fall in love with our children makes me love you more and more. 

Here’s to the last hours as a family of 3. 

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