No, you're not, but don't expect the same profound feelings you have come out of him, too. He cannot experience what you're going through because he doesn't have the hormone changes or the pregnancy symptoms or anything else that makes it a daily, and even minute to minute reminder to him of what's going on in your body. To him, it's an abstract concept of something that's going to happen in 9 months... kinda like long-term planning for a vacation-- something he's looking forward to, but you don't think about every second of every day.
Instead, include him as much as you can, and encourage him to share in your excitement. My hubby really looked forward to having a son, so he had a big hand in picking out decor that a boy would like and picking out clothes that he thought a son should have. He did stop drinking alcohol for the entirety of the pregnancy as a symbolic gesture of his solidarity with me, but no baby books.
at 12:26 AM on Jun. 6, 2011