As if you had one shred of a doubt that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, would make an amazing father, here's proof: He canceled a public appearance after Kate Middleton was hospitalized again for acute morning sickness. Originally, his plan was to carry on with royal engagements over the weekend sans the Duchess, but at the last minute, he decided to nix them in favor of staying by Kate's side. I know what you're thinking right now, and I'm thinking it too: Awwwwwww!!!
Instead of going forth with all of his original plans, Wills attended one gala over the weekend -- a gala that aided his charity, Centrepoint. And it was there that he adorably stated: "I don’t know why they call it morning sickness -- they should call it all day and all night sickness. It’s a long old process but she is getting there. She feels like it is going to go on forever." Oh, Wills. I didn't think it was possible for you to get any dreamier, but, alas, you've proven me wrong.
As most women know, having a supportive -- flexible -- partner during pregnancy is one of the most important things. Obviously, being able to opt out of work engagements constantly isn't the most feasible thing in the world -- and no, life doesn't stop when you're pregnant -- but it's important to know how and when to pick and choose. (And please, dudes, always keep your phones on!)
My husband wasn't able to attend every doctor's appointment with me when I was pregnant, because of work -- nor did I expect him to. But he was always there at the "important" times (i.e., when we found out the sex; that time I was [wrongly] convinced I was in labor). That, and just knowing that he'd be there if I really needed him, was the perfect amount of support.
Wills clearly isn't going to get out of any and all royal duties over the next few months -- he's going to have to pick and choose. And if his canceling things this past weekend to be with Kate is any indication of how he fares in the "deciding what's important" department, he's going to be a fantastic partner and an even-better dad.
How was your partner during your pregnancy?
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