Stuff My Pregnant Wife Says #7 “It definitely feels like heartburn in my skin.”
I’m at it again with another blog post about the one liners I hear from my pregnant wife. Remember, this is for real and not fabricated by any means. It’s basically too legit to quit! Go here to read previous Stuff My Pregnant Wife Says post, especially my last one where my wife asked me; if I ever wished I was was pregnant? Read it up.
This weeks awesomeness came from a conversation I had with my wife where I asked; "How does it feel to be pregnant?" Now, I was doing my best to stay engaged during this stage of her pregnancy when I asked this question. I proudly asked her this during supper one night, with the intent of being thoughtful towards helping understand her journey of pregnancy. It seemed like a good starting point of what she was going through while pregnant. The answer she gave me without hesitation, was out of the ordinary.
But, this noob has being taking notes. I have come to learn that the normal “expected” responses you would anticipate from before pregnancy is now the random “whatever I feel like” at that moment. This was one of those moments, where my wife informed me that how pregnancy is; “it definitely feels like heartburn in my skin.”
As, I was taken off guard by the Hannibal Lecter styled comment, of heartburn in my skin. I confirmed in my mind that was not the answer I was expecting. Followed with a slow head nod to show I heard her, but I had no idea what she meant. I was thinking more along the lines of; "it is tiring and uncomfortable, but babe you have no idea how truly remarkable it is to feel the baby kick, and blows my mind to think that a baby is brewing inside of me." Nope, instead I got the heartburn skin warning.
This was another learning experience for me the DaddyNoob. My wife clarified that she felt like her skin was burning as if it was going to rip off. Wow! My respect for her moved up another notch. Just the idea of my skin feeling extremely tight and burning, makes me want to dry heave. You know like cough and barf! Otherwise known as; “Carfing!” I learned an important lesson here. The comment that I initially thought was random, turns out to be completely sensible. The only thing random was that I didn’t expect my wife to share her physical effects of pregnancy. What a noob!
So, all you pregnant ladies out there, I think you should say what my wife said whenever asked how you feel during your pregnancy. It will give a good reaction, especially if it someone you don’t know well and who knows maybe they will carf!
The DaddyNoob lives on…