Maine Husband Straps on Watermelon to Live Like His Pregnant Wife
Shawnie is pregnant with their fourth child and her hubby wanted to help.
Shawnie Rochelle Franco, in Sumner Maine, says her husband Jody is so supportive, helpful, and understanding. He volunteered a few months ago to do the contraction/muscle simulator! Just to try and experience what Shawnie was going through. But since this is their last baby and final pregnancy, Jody said he wanted to know what it's like for Shawnie every night and day. So, he strapped a watermelon to his belly!
Shawnie says that her husband is a trooper and amazing. They had the most fun and they laughed so hard! Shawnie kept a brief diary of her husband's experiment. Jody hated bending over and ended up squatting to get things. Their youngest, Jarvis had to help dad put his pants on so he could plow a friend's driveway. But Jody had to hook his plow onto the truck and chain his tires alone and pregnant.
He bumped the baby on the corner of the countertop once. Oopsy.
About an hour later, Shawnie noted that Jody hates driving. This couple is not tall, and now he has a greater understanding of why she complains about how hard it is to drive. Being vertically challenged makes reaching the pedals hard enough...now add that baby bump and well - he gets it.
Jody also had to sit to pee and complained he could no longer see his toes (among other things).
Little Jarvis was having a blast with this. He loves mommy's pregnant belly, and kisses it every morning saying good morning to 'his baby'. So when daddy was 'pregnant' too, he had even more fun! Jody lasted one day. He was going to go longer but his back really hurt and well, the kids wanted the watermelon.
I love this! Good for you Jody! Imagine if every husband did this. An understanding of what it's like to be pregnant (well, the fruit version) would make the world a better place. Here's to Shawnie and Jody - may your fourth child be happy and healthy!