Sunday, May 07, 2006

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

I wouldn't recommend arguing with a pregnant woman. You can if you want but you will never ever win.

Apart from a few aches and pains early on and some occasional vomiting, pregnancy ain't as bad as it's cracked up to be. You can eat treif if you so desire, you never lose an argument and you get bigger breasts. What could be better?

So far the cravings haven't been too exotic but what has had a big black line ruled through it is chicken. The once noble chook has become a definite no-no and even the mention of the mere word is enough to trigger queasiness.

A husband gets off quite easy while the wife has something growing inside of her causing to run to the toilet every four minutes. While we can try to, we can never truly know what it is like to be pregnant. Thus we have to be as supportive as possible in this period.

As many women dream about wearing a pretty white dress and standing under the Chuppah as many would dream about the day they become a mum - holding their newborn in their arms and continuing the link in the Jewish nation which began way back when with Abraham, Sara and Isaac. A women may have to go to hell and back but in the end it's all worth it.

Come to think of it, don't think I had much success in the argument stakes before the pregnancy....


Anonymous Mrs Coil said...

Oh come on i let ya win an argument once in a while :)

5:51 PM  
Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

Well, when you carry a thing that weighs as much as a bowling ball in your tummy, I'm sure she'll be sympathetic.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Dave Barry has a very good article on pregnancy and childbirth. I'll see if I can find it :)

In any event - bisha'a tova!

10:59 PM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

bsha'a tova!!

(i've added u to my list of links :)

7:34 AM  
Blogger ifyouwillit said...

I don't think I would want to try winning and argument with your wife, pregnant or not!

11:16 AM  
Blogger Wisey said...

A happy birthday to you Dovid!

And it looks like that Sarah chick has found you too!
...Let gilly know please

11:39 AM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

wisey: he found my blog first!!!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Your closing line pretty much defines the place of men in a mariage today:)

2:59 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...

You are a wise man not to start up with a woman whose hormones runneth over...
Just wait til she starts breastfeeding- then she'll be'meals on heels'!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Mrs Coil - Why thankyou ;)

Eshet Chayil - Men actually put on weight during the pregnancy and nearly have a bowling ball of my own.

Jameel - Would love to see it.

Sarah - Why thankyou!

Ifyouwillit - And vice versa applies as well.

Wisey - Thankyou. I actually found Sarah.

Pragmatician - That's just the way it is.

Kasamba - Interesting idea but it's not kosher unless you are the baby. Shame though especially for the days we run out of milk.

4:05 PM  
Blogger kasamba said...


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