Two of Us

The husband turns 37

My friends on the Internetz, it’s my husband‘s birthday today!
(Be nice and wish the grumpy old fart a happy 37th, will you?)

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Throughout the entire infertility journey, I’ve been talking about how I feel, how sad I am and how hard it has been for me. But it hasn’t been a walk in the park for him either. As brave as I have been, he’s been equally brave too. Because if not for his blessing and support, I would never have spoken out aloud about our struggles and pains (and gained some sanity in return).

Husband has been a trooper. While many men would have balked at the idea of DIYing into a really tiny cup or having their boys analysed or seeing a fertility specialist, he was all for it. Not once did he exhibit any signs of chauvinism, not once did he make this more difficult that it already is.

And I am so proud of him for being man enough to talk openly about our fertility woes. Seriously, my friends on the Internetz, how many men are brave enough to do that?

So yes, in more ways than one, he is the one with the balls in this relationship.
Even if he is a tenor.
Who publicly announces his love for bags and shoes. (coughgaycough)

Of course, he is not perfect. He has his arsehole ways and arsehole days. Honestly, there are days when I am fearful of this marriage breaking down under the strain of infertility because, by God, this is one of the TOUGHEST things I have ever had to endure. But each time I get pissed off with his arseholeness, he does something so wonderful or funny that I toss out the idea of returning him to the factory.

Plus, he says the darnest things like, Just because my soldiers are down doesn’t make me less manly.

See? I think I shall keep him.

Happy birthday, my darling husband!

Awesome picture taken by the awesome Alywin.

16 thoughts on “The husband turns 37”

  1. Aww..this post was so sweet. And I agree that he sure is braver than most men in opening up about this issue.

    Happy Birthday Mr Yann πŸ™‚ 37 is still super young.

    What a coincidence that both Pleasure Monger’s hubby’s and your hubby’s birthdays are so close together. She spoiled the market by baking that fabulous cake (which I won’t ever be able to do since I’m hopeless in the kitchen), but I think this love filled post should make up for it πŸ˜‰


  2. Don’t our men make us love and hate them, and love them intheendanyway?! I’m glad you have someone to share your life with, and yes, Happy Birthday to your hubby!

    Btw, that pic cracks me up, really cute!

    bookjunkie: In true Singaporean style, I shall say ‘No lah, never spoil market lah…..’


  3. Happy Birthday to The Husband! Agree that he’s a trooper. I was horrified to learn from a friend that her husband absolutely totally refused to go for a sperm test. And it’s HIS family who is bugging her to have a child. A real man would put his wife, marriage and family before his manhood, no? Have a good celebration!


  4. Pleasure Monger: hehehe

    I love that photo too….sooo cute!! And I wish i was as naturally skinny as you Yann….I could eat a lot more cake! Pleasure Monger has got me thinking about cake.


  5. Ladies, thanks for the birthday wishes! He feels v popular and loved now, haha.

    bookjunkie – I also agree that Pleasure Monger spoil market!

    Pleasure Monger – you spoil market lah. But your decadent cheesecake looks awesome, am going to try one of these weekends.

    Corsage – Thanks! Yes, I think I will keep him after all, he is quite amusing.

    Yi Lin – I’ve heard of horror stories like that before too! Good thing we are married to enlightened men. πŸ˜‰

    lxlb – hah, don’t make him too happy. He thinks he looks 29. Bah.


  6. Happy birthday GeeMee!
    And you do look young, unlike those of us who scramble for eye cream to wishfully erase those crowfeet.
    And Yannee, as much as I love you, I hate your legs. You look so lithe and leggy.


  7. Happy Birthday Mr Yann.

    I’ve been following your blog for a while. Wanted to say all the best for both of you. It’s a tough journey but you both are fighters!

    Btw gorgeous dress in the pic.


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