He has put up with quite a bit over the last 9 months and the list is ever-increasing in recent weeks. Despite this, he has maintained a sense of humor while still being sensitive to my volatile and ever-fluctuating emotions.
One of the inconveniences is sleep related. People tell me that the scarcity of sleep before a baby is born is merely preparation for when the baby arrives. Those who know David well know that he was converted to the gospel of good sleep habits while at Stanford and strives to minimize his "sleep debt." He has had to come to terms with the fact that between being a slave at the hospital and a soon-to-be father, his debt is going to accumulate despite his best efforts, but he doesn't complain about it. Here is a typical night at our house:
10pm-David slips into a fatigue-induced coma and Jenny's manic nesting begins
1am-Jenny gets in bed and tosses and turns to position her numerous pillows
1:30am-Jenny gets up to pee then tosses and turns to reposition her numerous pillows
2:30am-Jenny gets up to pee then tosses and turns to reposition her numerous pillows
3:30am-Jenny gets up to pee then tosses and turns to reposition her numerous pillows
4:00am-David's alarm goes off and he selects which shade of blue scrubs he will be wearing that day.
*Occasionally he comes home from the hospital wearing his latest bit of equipment which makes me laugh.
*He looks good riding a bull!
So, here's to you my baby daddy. I sure love you!