You totally need one

31 Jul

One of the joys of finding out you’re going to be a parent is the almost immediate rush to sell you stuff that you obviously need to buy for yourself, your wife, your unborn (and then born) baby. The very first thing my wife was sent home with was a little binder with instructions, advice, and a place to put your fetal images. And one of the very first things it tells me is that I need to buy a body pillow. The <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002E7DIQ?ie=UTF8&tag=brooklyndad-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0002E7DIQ”>Leachco Back ‘N Belly</a><img src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=brooklyndad-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0002E7DIQ&#8221; width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /> pillow. Here’s what it looks like in the ad:

Body Pillow Ad

Doesn’t she look happy in her giant white disembodied space? Now, let me be fair – my partner seems to love this pillow. She’s digging the whole curve around your body thing, and really, it’s a totally comfortable pillow. For $60. On the other hand, here’s what it looks like in our actual bed:

Actual body pillow

In practice, the thing takes up 2/3 of the bed. These are the sacrificing I’m making for my baby mama. I’m sure it will be the only one.

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