“We’re Pregnant” or “I’m Pregnant”? What’s the Correct Expression?
Maybe some of you saw this last week on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Mila Kunis, who is expecting her first child with her fiancé, Ashton Kutcher, revealed her big time issues with people that say “we're pregnant” when the female in the relationship has a bun in the oven.
Honestly, I've never understood why people say this. In her (scripted) rant, she hits it right on the head.
Does the guy have a small human sucking calcium, nutrients, and energy out of his body?
Does the guy have issues sleeping because of the way that his baby is kicking and laying?
Does the guy have sudden weight gain coupled with the unexplainable appetite for weird food and the desire to constantly be napping?
Probably. But that's not the point.
From what I've seen, dads don't do a freaking thing during pregnancy. Except maybe stand around and deal with her maniacal hormones and impulsive cleaning fits.
Pregnancy does mean that a baby is coming, yes, but it doesn't just characterize the impending advent of a brand new human—it's an all-encompassing state of existence that consists of nine months of pain, exhaustion, hunger, grumpiness, emotions, and ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream.
That being said, dad blogger Jay Sokol has decided to change his wife's pregnancy into their pregnancy. He writes a pretty underwhelming argument as to why he thinks that Mila was wrong in saying that guys have no place in the ownership of a pregnancy.
He says that “any man who is excited to become/be a father should be recognized positively, for fatherhood is just about the best gift possible.”
That still doesn't change the biological fact that you aren't pregnant, bro.
What do you think? Is saying “we're pregnant” a way to make the pregnancy a team effort, or are you as literal as they come and stick to only the one carrying the baby saying “I'm pregnant”?
Let me know!