I am active and only 15 pounds overweight. I thought we were on the same page about starting to try until he told me that I need to be healthier, and part of that request is that I first lose 30 pounds.
Now he wants to attend my next doctor's appointment to prove to me that I am not physically prepared.
Answer: I've been at this gig for 15 years and still, somehow, I can be surprised by the abundance and variety of ways people find to treat their supposed-loved-ones like dirt.
Your doctor won't say this to you, so I will: Your husband's insensitivity, sense of entitlement, and casual disregard for boundaries between his body and yours do far more to disqualify him as father material than your extra pounds do to rule out motherhood for you.
I'm going to beg you to look closely at your years together to see whether this recent bit of arrogance, objectification, and, yes, misogyny out of your husband is wildly out of character for him, or just the one time it's been blatant enough to catch your full attention.
If it's the former, then go ahead, bring him to your appointment, and let the doctor handle his weight concerns.
If it's the latter, then please deal with this painful truth about the man you married. Better now than when the self-image of a child is wet clay in his hands.
E-mail Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.