I got the wife a 95 D90 SW five years ago, and she loves it. However, your wife needs to be the right type for that sort of thing. From what I've heard, usually when a guy tries to get his wife/gf a Rover for a daily driver, it doesn't end well.
With that said, you might have better luck with a D1, as they are mechanically similar to a D90, but won't seem so truck-like to the wife. Plus you'd have proper rear seats for the crib critters when they come along.