Pregnant women can often get a bad reputation for being smug, emotionally unhinged and righteous about seemingly unimportant details of motherhood. However, they're also building a future human inside their bodies, enduring a great deal of physical and emotional pain, and dealing with the stress and fear of their identity and relationships changing. While some couples can seamlessly transition into parents, others find the shift in the dynamic of their relationship more difficult.
Preparing a nursery, throwing a baby shower, choosing names, or shopping for clothes and toys are things couples can do together to get excited for their child, but sometimes the parent who isn't pregnant can still feel left out, confused, or helpless in the process. If you don't know what to do while your pregnant wife is hysterically sobbing over which toy giraffe to buy, maybe just make her some tea and buy both? Is the toy giraffe the hill you really want to die on here?