The Non-Gestational Partner: 5 Ways Dad Can Make Life Better While Mom Grows Your Baby Dad Humor

First, let’s recognize the impressive act of creating a human being from scratch inside of oneself. Mind blowing. Let’s also recognize that we dads are lucky to not have to power through the parts of pregnancy that are hardly poetic (but very impressive). That luck affords us the privilege of putting our energy into ensuring our pregnant partner has everything she needs to easily embody the life-giving goddess she (and let’s be honest, we) knows she is. Here are five tips that have helped me:

  • Smells. Combat the bad ones (at home and on the road), and find ways to generate more good ones. Essential oils, candles, cologne; not beer, definitely not Dumpsters.
  • Pillows. Get more pillows, or one of those giant wraparound body pillows. ASAP.
  • Snacks. (I mean, this is obvious.) Watch for patterns and stock accordingly ahead of time.
  • Join them! Go with them to appointments, do the baby registry together, assist with the nest.
  • Be understanding. REAL understanding. Be calm, be in the moment and try not to concern yourself with pride. I imagine there’s more than enough of that to go around when you’re a brand-new parent.

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Comments (6)

Donna John
You know your stuff, Mikey Laird! Can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading this. I hope it's the first of many more to come. And that photo! I can't. :-) Welcome to the tribe, and congratulations on your baby on the way!
Ann Marie G.H. Patitucci
Mikey Laird: I love everything about this! Thank you for sharing your perspective and humor with us! I hope you (and Molly Laird !) will continue to share your journey and insights with our tribe. 💜
Molly Laird
HOW DID I GET SO LUCKY!?!?!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is equally hilarious and spot on, Mikey Laird ! Thanks for providing helpful info served with a smile. I love it, and look forward to more of your posts. Welcome to our tribe! And yes, Molly Laird , you are VERY lucky! xoxo
Ann Marie G.H. Patitucci
They're both lucky. They're the cutest couple!
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