The Expectant Father

Many people have asked me about Roboman's reaction to finding out about the pregnancy. Unsurprising to me, his reactions so far have been so congruent with his personality and character - a down-to-earth, practical, and loving person he is - that I can't help but love him even more.

The Discovery:
We had decided to do a pregnancy test the night before (I am told it is best to test in the morning) the actual day. That morning however, I was too tired and woke up late. He was already leaving the house when I peeked out from under the covers and asked him if he wanted me to quickly do the test while he was around. He gently said it was not necessary and asked that I go back to bed. So when I finally did test and got a positive result, I quickly called him. His response was a down-to-earth: Oh, that is good news then. Over the next couple of days, he read up on some pregnancy books given to us, and informed me that he was well ahead - reading up stuff till the 3rd month of pregnancy. Haha!

The Acts of Service:
The back-rubs, the collection of barf bags from planes for me, stocking up on milk, juices and crackers, and unassumingly taking on the role of housekeeper and cook. Right now, all our meals are dictated by what I feel I can stomach, and where I feel well enough to go to. He has lovingly taken all these in his stride.

The One Who Makes Me Laugh:
One evening, I was feeling particularly down and queasy, and was plonked on the sofa, all spaced out and moody. Roboman walked into the bedroom and emerged with a big pillow under his T-shirt. He proceeded to act like a pregnant woman waddling as he walked towards me. It TOTALLY cracked me up. I laughed and laughed till my blues went away that evening. I will never forgot this incident of my husband taking it upon himself to cheer me up =)


Anonymous said...

That's so unlike the Rob I know. =P - The pillow stuffing


Anonymous said...

aaawww so sweet :)
pls continue to jot down more of this beautiful journey towards motherhood ...k?

Jacinta said...

That is soo cute! You'll be great parents. ;)

Candice said...

fatherhood sure brings out a side of the men we never knew about!

celcilia_tjioe said...

I can sense the glee is with both of you, dear.. :)

Anonymous said...

congrats!! :)

Anonymous said...

ROFL!! rob is hilarious!! :D and super sweet!

~tif;fany* said...

rob will be a sweet father too! =)

mummybean said...

these are moments worth remembering :) i love it when the guys take to impending fatherhood so well.

Anonymous said...

hehehe... i was wondering are you pregnant when u mentioned that there are something you couldn't bring yourself to blog yet in another entry.
anyway, congrats to both of you!
may you and ur bb be blessed. :)

Yuling said...

This is so so sweet. You're going to have a wonderful pregnancy. :)

lovexiaolongbao said...

i've been reading ur blog from time to time. congrats on the pregnancy, roboman is very very sweet. =)

Anonymous said...

That is really sweet of will have a blessed journey ahead!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

SF: hAHA,really? It is SO him though. I suppose only family and very close friends get to see this side of him. And there's a side too that only I have the privilege to see. heh. I've always said he's like a durian. Spiky on the outside but soft and squishy on the inside :)

nuttyjas: It is sweet - brings a smile to my face each time I remember it. Ok I will!

jacinta: Thank you! We sure hope so - will need lots of prayer!

candice: Yup! I think so too - I think sometimes they surprise themselves as well.

celcilia: Haha, yup :)

anon: Thank you! :)

cote-p: He can be! It was so random and sudden and incredibly funny!

tiffany: I'm pretty sure he will be :)

beanbean: Moments hard to forget! I think guys all have their own individual reactions to fatherhood but for most there's a lot of love underlying it all :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

xrhapsodizingx: You are another one who guessed right! Thanks for your well wishes :)

yuling: I do feel very blessed!

lovexiaolongbao: Hi there - thanks for dropping by and for your congrats :) I'm going to pop by your blog too!

lilsnooze: I'm looking forward to it! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Corsage!!! I just read this and I'm so happy for you!! Can't wait to read more about your motherhood journey!!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

amanda: Thank you! :) I'm sure I'll have lots to learn from your experiences too. You're so calm and collected as a mum!

Cindy said...

Roboman is so funny. ;) My hubby was more nervous than anything when it comes to seeing me so sian and downtrodden during the first trimester. Haha.

Btw, did you read about how men could have "sympathetic pregnancy"??

Its really interesting!!! ;)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

cindy: Yes he is! He constantly thinks up ways to make me laugh, and is very often successful. A friend told me that some men get nausea too but I didn't believe him! haha