JDubbs is such an amazing dad and husband. Not only does he have to deal with the stress of all this baby nonsense and dealing with a crazy, emotional wife, he also has to step into my shoes and become Mr. Mom while we wait to see how these contractions play out. He has been so unbelievably helpful these last few days while I’ve been home: doing laundry and putting it away, grocery shopping, getting up with the kids, making them food, entertaining them, taking them to the library, giving them baths, getting them ready for bed. Basically, as far as he is concerned, I am allowed to sit with them on a bed or couch, doing something quiet and sedentary. Otherwise he has taken on every other responsibility in the house, not to mention that he has a real, full-time job, too, and is supposed to be training for a half marathon.
Saturday morning he let me sleep in, which is so great since I lay awake at night wondering when and if the contractions are going to resume in full force, and when I woke up he had made breakfast and was about to take the kids to the children’s workshop at Home Depot (runs on the first Saturday of the month). As you can see, the kids were ready and had their game faces on.
After which he was going to take them grocery shopping. I had explicit instructions to do nothing, put away no laundry, clean no bedrooms, just sit. And although I’m itching to be helpful, I suppose there’s nothing as important as keeping baby girl inside, so I will do as I’m told, until we know one way or the other–is this the end of all the baby drama, or just the beginning? Either way, I’ve got a great helper and husband who is doing his best to keep the family going, without complaint or much of a relief.
Even in the middle of chaos, it’s important to count our blessings! And I have some big ones, that I know.