Eric came with me to my 10 week appointment. We were so excited to finally be able to hear our baby's heartbeat, that's all we could think about! The nurse (I don't know what else to call her) came in and started asking me a mile long list about my pregnancy. Morning sickness? No. Bleeding? No. Head aches? Sometimes. Increased irritability? Eric decides to pipe in with an "Ooooooh yeah!" Thanks for that, babe. Tender breasts? "Mmmhmmm!" The nurse looks at him out of the corner of her eye and you could tell she didn't quite know how to react to that one. I just started laughing because I felt awkward for her! She asked him how he knows?... And he proudly tells her that he's "a married man, duh!" Honestly? How could he not know? I complained about it all the time before I found out I was pregnant :) As the questions continue they are supposed to ask if the baby is for sure Eric's, but instead of asking, they just stated that they knew the baby is Eric's. My brilliant husband thought it was super funny to say, "Well, I guess we'll find out when the baby's born, won't we?!" I was looking for the duct tape at this point. The man needed to be stopped :)
The next thing the nurse tells me is that I was going to have a pap smear... oh joy! She leaves the room so that I can get ready for the procedure and I told Eric how awful this procedure is. I told him that I expected seriously sympathy from him. He reassures me that he will be a loving, sympathetic husband! Right. The doctor comes in and they have me lay down on the table, and Eric sit in a chair that is facing my feet. So he has the same view as the doc, make sense? The doctor puts my feet in the stir ups and then tells me to relax my knees to the side. The same time I grimace and relax my knees, Eric pipes up with an "Oh yeeeeeeah babe. That's PERFECT!" I. wanted. to. die! The nurse had warmed up to Eric at this point and she lost it! She literally threw her head back from laughing so hard! I didn't even look at the doctor for his reaction because, you know, I was dying! Apparantely my inappropriate husband doesn't understand what sympathy means! His excuse? "I was just trying to lighten the mood for ya, babe!" :) I love that man... but next time he comes to a doctor's appointment, I'm definitely bringing the duct tape!
He looks so innocent...The rest of the appointment was joke free and Eric even teared up when we saw baby swimming around during the ultrasound, and heard the heart beat for the first time! Such a good daddy, even though our child will be scarred for life when he/she learns about this story :)