When my wife got pregnant I was thrilled. I was ecstatic to help produce the first grandchild for both my parents, and her mom. I just never expected my wife’s pregnancy to be as emotional as it was.
The first reason it was emotional is that the nine months seem to last forever. By the fifth month, I was a wreck. I wanted to see this baby now, and I wanted to hold her in my arms. The last hour my wife was pushing in the hospital was nauseating, as I was nervous that something was going to go wrong.
Once our baby girl was here, both our lives changed forever. The first few months we got little to no sleep at all. Unfortunately my wife began to suffer from postpartum depression. She was in such a funk that I took on full care of our daughter by myself.
Fortunately my wife got help, and now we are working together to take care of our baby. Pregnancy has been a roller coaster for me, but it has had even more ups and downs for my wife. As her husband, the only thing I can do is be there for her and the baby.