Thursday, February 12, 2009

What does being a daddy to 5 children teach you?

Apparently, how to sleep through ANYTHING!!

Now, I love my dh ~ he's a great husband, a terrific father, he's fun, caring, a hardworker, smart and a great leader of our family. After long days of being....well...awesome, he's tired.

Very tired, obviously.

Last night, about 3:30am, I awoke to fairly bad pain in my abdomen/side. I must have been laying funny, or the baby was laying funny, or *something*. I tried to roll over - but that's not as easy as it sounds, when 8 months preggo. I just couldn't manuvuer myself to a position where the pain would subside ~ in fact, it just kept getting worse. I was just starting to freak out....

Let me pause here. In case you didn't already know this about me, I am a wimp. Seriously. It's probably a *really* good thing I don't go into labor - I would never survive.... now, back to our story: I reached over and grabbed my dh's hand. I had already been moaning and groaning, in my not-so-subtle way.

He didn't even budge. His snoring didn't break tempo or volume. I almost laughed, it was so humerous. It's probably what kept me from crying ~ I just figured I was on my own, so I hauled my body to a different position, got up, and managed to get rid of the pain and go back to sleep. To the lull of my dh's snore....

So there ya go ~ lessons from a father of five!
(well, told through his wife's eyes, anyway)


Anonymous said...

Oh Lori,
I am sorry, but I did laugh! But, OH! OH! OH! I do remember those awful pains! I had them so bad with Mary's pregnancy! Ouch! Hopefully, you wont have any more, especially since sympathy is needed at such a time!

Marcie said...

Yup, sounds like my brother alright. He's just like Daddy was.

Anonymous said...

My favorite part is the next morning when they say something like..."you were up????"



Jess said...

I had to laugh too! Sounds just like my hubby. During my pregnancies especially at the end I would be rolling around in the bed trying to get comfortable, groaning because of pain or of course going to the bathroom (which is right by the bed)20-30 times a night (maybe not that much but it seemed like it) then he would get in the morning and say he was still sleepy and I would tell him about my night and he would say Oh I didn't hear you get up. Really that may be because you were sleepy soundly and snoring! When my water broke at 12:30 am with my last pregnancy I had to yell at the top of my lungs for him to get up and get the phone so I could call my mom to watch the kids.

Anonymous said...

knock knock? Are you ok?


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