As much as they try to sympathize, as much as they say they understand, they ‘get it’.. the fact of the matter is- Men will NEVER understand exactly what it is like to be pregnant.
They’ll never be able to comprehend that a baby’s kick is painful, what morning sickness feels like, how intense a braxton hicks is, and that labor pains and pushing an 8 pound lump (give or take) out of our vaginas feels like the 7th circle of hell. It just won’t ever happen.
Ohh how much i’d like for just ONE day, to pass my pregnancy to Thomas so he could fully understand exactly how I feel on a daily basis. Sure, he sympathises. Sure, he says he understands that i’m in pain. Sure, he feels sorry for me when i’m writhing in pain due to some weird pregnancy quirk… but does he really?
Most of the time, I feel like men think we’re just a bunch of big complainers. That it isn’t ‘that bad.’ That they could do it, easily. Thomas even says he WISHES he could. Ohhh.. that burns me up.
We laugh at that thought. We, as women, know that when men get sick, even a little tummy ache- they cry and whine like the world is about to end. Imagine a man going into labor. Imagine a man trying to push a bowling ball out of his penis.
As loud as the labor & delivery area is while women are giving birth.. I think it would probably go up about 20 decibles if the ones giving birth were men.
Women are proven to have more endurance. We may not be as “strong” physically- but we can handle pain for a hell of a lot longer than they can. Maybe that’s why our gestation is so damn long.. to prove we are the ‘stronger’ sex. I’m no feminist, that’s for sure- but I just don’t think a man could do it without being a big whiny lump of annoying complaints.
Now, I love the fact that we get to carry our children. It’s a really strange thing to do, to grow another human being inside of yourself. To feel every movement, every roll, every kick, every hiccup. To push and scream this into this world, the ‘miracle of life’ so to speak. That, I know men are jealous of. That, I can see wanting to be able to experience.
You wouldn't sniff a stranger's butt to see who pooped their pants.... so you probably shouldn't do these other parental things to strangers, either. holdinholden.com/2017/12/weir…
Weird Things you do for your kids but not Strangers goo.gl/fb/oVuwvG
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You know that feeling when you don't chew a chip all the way and it cuts you all the way down and you swear it's gonna kill you, but you go ahead have another right after? That's what it's like when you decide to have another kid.