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The Man-Diaper Bag

As a young girl, there are several moments in life you romanticize.

Your first date.

Your first kiss.

Your marriage proposal.

Your wedding day.

You get the point.

One of these built-up moments includes the first time your husband/partner/significant other feels the baby kick inside your belly.  Have you ever dreamt about this moment?

Picture it.  Your husband gingerly lays his hand upon your stomach (great with child).  Then, after a short moment he feels a small kick beneath his palm and tears up.  After all, this moment makes him realize the whole baby thing is real.  He can feel it too.

I don’t know why I expected this to be some glamorous “bonding” moment (maybe it’s the hormones).  In the end, I set this moment up for failure because here’s what actually took place.

“Dallan, the baby’s kicking. Come feel her.”

Here’s where you insert the largest exhaling sound one can muster.  Obviously he’s annoyed that he has to scoot closer to me. After all, he was comfortably watching the Diamondbacks game (not like those aren’t on EVERY night).

“Give me your hand.”

I place Dallan’s hand on my stomach and we wait.  And wait. Before we know it, 45 seconds has passed and Dallan’s annoyance over the whole issue is bubbling to the surface. I can tell by the breathing and the body language.

Annoyed I say, “Fine, don’t feel her move.  I didn’t realize it was going to be such a big issue.”

And, that’s how this beautiful moment when down.  Since then, my stubborn side hasn’t extended the invite to feel my belly.  He can feel her when she gets here.

Dallan may not be excited over feeling the baby move, but one thing he is excited about is his “Man-Diaper bag”.  Dallan and I both detest girly diaper bags, so from the get-go we’ve agreed that we would purchase him a diaper bag that wouldn’t look stupid slung across his shoulder.  Here are some of my latest favorites from Urban Outfitters.  One thing I love about these bags is the price.

Man Diaper Bag

Have any of you found a great Man-Diaper Bag?

  • September 29, 2011 - 5:31 pm
  • September 29, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    camberley - I’ve got a confession, I wasn’t a fan of petunia pick bottom until NOW! That bag is amazing AND Dallan loves it. This may be our winner. Thanks Kalli.

  • September 29, 2011 - 9:41 pm

    Marianne - I love your dynamic. This happens to us pretty much every night. Baby kicks and kicks non stop and the second Clint finally reaches over to feel, she stops. I think they do it on purpose.

  • October 5, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    Tamsyn - It was the same in my household too! My husband would grumble about me dragging him away from whatever he was doing. Although the first time he felt max kick, we did share a couple of sweet tears.

  • October 12, 2011 - 4:53 pm

    Single Mom Seeking - Sweet! Thanks for the great idea for the Dad-to-be in my neck of the woods.

    P.S. You sure write about the reality, when we create big expectations (I’m raising my hand)… and then feel the let down. It’s challenging for these guys, since it’s not happening in their bodies, yeah?

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