As we are embarking upon adoption, I am seeing a new side of my husband that I've never seen before. It's hard to explain. My husband is very tender-hearted and sensitive but not overly demonstrative (even with me at times) with his feelings. You kind of have to know him to understand what I mean. I'm quite the opposite.
However, he's changing now. For example, him giving me a baby's room book that he'd bought a few years ago. The things he's shared about becoming a parent. Finding a baby puzzle on his amazon wishlist. His feelings about me that have been shared with complete strangers. Sharing his concerns about doing this and doing it "right." Describing his feelings and thoughts about parenting, knowing that he's actually thought of it. The looks of fear/excitement/joy/apprehension in his eyes. And then last night, I go in to his office and he's shopping online for baby stuff and researching it all for safety. :)
Even though he can frustrate the crap out of me, I am so in love with my husband and I know that's just going to grow. I just can't wait to see him as a Daddy. He's going to be amazing. It's going to be so hard but so rewarding. Wow . . .