As he should, but here is a great example...
Before Sweet Pea was born, we completed a series of Childbirth Education classes. They were enormously helpful and still fresh in our minds when she was born, because, little did we know, she would be born just eight days after our last class. This was almost a month ahead of schedule!
During one of the classes, our teacher was asking us to share our favorite ways to relax. These strategies could be utilized during labor and delivery as coping techniques. Many suggestions were made, such as music, massage, and hot or cold compresses. All of these things seemed like common sense so I nodded in agreement, but didn't really contribute anything and then my husband leaned over and whispered,
"So how can we get Harley into the delivery room?"
Good one, Honey! He read my mind.
The horses in my life have always been my number one stress relievers. Half an hour with Harley, even if I do not have time to ride (or cannot ride due to pregnancy or post-delivery recovery) works like magic to rejuvenate my energy and dedication. This has also been true in high school, college, and throughout my professional career. When I cannot see my horse, I feel my energies drain and I lose the patience and endurance required for life's challenges. Right now I am working for a very demanding (yet adorable) little boss who requires my attention and care 24/7. I am a very dedicated person, but every person needs down time. My husband has been wonderful in so many ways throughout my pregnancy and now that Sweet Pea is here. Just one of those many ways is his understanding that I need to see my horse to maintain my sanity and perspective during a very busy time. He always made time to bring to me to see Harley at the end of our pregnancy, when I could barely walk, and now he arrives home from work and sends me to the barn for a sweet hour or so to brush, dote, shower, or lunge Harley. It is pure bliss and better than any full night's sleep. Seriously!
Thank you to my husband, who knows me very well, indeed, and is proving to be a fantastic father to little Sweet Pea.
I knew he would be!
P.S. Aren't you wondering how we got Harley into the delivery room?
That's a good man right there!ReplyDelete
Your husband is a dream guy. How wonderful to have someone who knows you so well and more importantly supports you.ReplyDelete
Just a guess on Harley in the delivery room: Video or pictures?
I can totally relate and fortunately, my husband also knows that my horse helps me maintain my sanity :-)ReplyDelete
Tell me, did you sneak Harley in?? ;) Your little girl is just adorable, so precious! Hope you get back in the saddle soon! :)ReplyDelete
What, you mean you didn't bring the delivery room to Harley? ;)ReplyDelete
Awwww....I'm marrying one of those kind of guys soon and know what you mean completely. That picture is precious!ReplyDelete
It's great that he understands and helps you get out to the barn for that quality relaxation time. Not all husbands get that!ReplyDelete
Glad you're getting in some horsey time. Wonderful husband and adorable baby you've got!ReplyDelete
Ahhh good hubby!!! You will be a better mom if you are able to have a little you time and are happy!ReplyDelete
nope, not me. I can picture it. :)ReplyDelete
A good Husband (and a smart one!). You are lucky your barn is close to home (assuming) so you can sneak away. It takes me 40-55 min to get to my barn and I often think, if we have kids, this is going to be TOUGH to sneak away for 3-4 hrs lolReplyDelete
Yeah I want to see the pictures of Harley in the deliver room!!!ReplyDelete
I am so glad you and baby are healthy. Understanding husbands are hard to find. I am glad ALL the members of your little family are included in your daily life. :0)ReplyDelete
I am just now catching up here. My gosh I can't believe I missed the big event! Congrats to you both! Little Sweat Pea is just a doll! It really is wonderful that you are able to break away for a little bit, it is amazing what an attitude adjustment it can be just being away for a short time. A happy Mom = a happy everyone! Hugs to my boy Harley! And a little smooch on the cheek to Sweat Pea, I loooove baby cheeks :)ReplyDelete