Avinash has already announced the news of the second baby who is “en route”. I’d just like to share some views with you, which would tend to debunk some of the myths surrounding maternity.
First of all, if there is such a thing as “maternal love”, there is also “paternal love” and people don’t seem to be talking enough about it. IMHO, it’s talking about things which gives things value. In other words, this is all CULTURAL, not to say CULTUAL! In fact, we have a very nice example of such paternal love at home, n’est-ce pas Avi?
Second, pregnancy is NOT a rosy period in the woman’s life. Believe me, it’s rather a difficult period. You feel nauseated, you get back pain, you are easily tired, and giving birth is painful. Fortunately, the result is positive (a nice cute baby like Anya ;-)
Other points to come…
I heard that pregnant women tend to consume more than usual, like waking the poor husdand at 02 00 in the morning just to look for some strawberries. Is it true? :)
I have to agree with Christina. Having both of us to take care of Anya is a Good Thing (TM)… both for us and for Anya.
As for pregnancy, I must agree that it’s much much more difficult for Christina than for me. I still watch football (but as from midnight :-), drink (but at social gatherings with the whole family with Anya in my arms) and smoke (but outside the house and preferably far from Anya)
I’m really looking forward to baby #2 :-)
I’m sure more babies are to come in your way, man. :)
given that the said husband tends to go to sleep at around 02 00 in the morning (football oblige!), that’s not really an issue… Anyway, even when there’s no football, I rarely ever wake up Avi in the middle of the night.
Plus, for the time being, it’s not for eating that I wake up at 02 00 or 03 00 but relieving some pressure on the bladder…
You should wake him sometimes. Just for the heck of it. ;)