Not Annoying Your Pregnant Wife
For my last podcast under the NPR banner, I decided it was good to finally have my wife Anna have a shot on air. We talked over what a good topic might be and though something about pregnancy would be apt since she is in her last trimester. Thus was born how to not annoy your pregnant wife. Here’s a quick synopsis:
1) Be wary of noxious odors since some pregnant women (like Anna) all of sudden develop a super human sense of smell and can grossed out by just a whiff of bad breath.
2) Be accommodating of the dramatic proliferation of pillows in the bed. Anna creates a “wall of pillows” to help her sleep.
3) Try to anticipate when she’s going to bend down to pick things up or try to lift heavy things. Anna’s not use to having other people do things for her, so sometimes she needs to be reminded that she needs to slow down.
4) Read all those parenting books over and over. You may not be pregnant, but the more you can show that you’re on board and you’re trying to help, the more she’ll appreciate the effort.