Mh stopped and got me every craving under the sun when I was pregnant. He is a big help middle of the night. He gets her, changes her, and brings her to me so I can feed her. Then takes her back to bed.
My H has been so supportive since bringing S2 home. He has really stepped up in taking care of S1. And he is a saint for dealing with all of my hormones, mood swings, and tears over the last 2 weeks. He has really taken on more of the household cleaning too which is a huge change from before!
I feel bad because I wasn't able to plan anything really special for him today, but he's easy to please and all he wants is to have a little time to play his video games and a beer.
H is amazing and I couldn't possibly say all the ways he is great. For real, he is more than I could have asked for as a dad!
I posted this on Facebook and it starts to sum up my brag about him!
"E is a very lucky little guy to call this guy his dad. And I am totally going to brag about him!
J has been a dad by society's standards for 11 days but he has been E's dad for years, we just didn't know it then! He has always been Hoping and praying for this little man.
I am pretty lucky to have him as my partner on his parenting adventure! I don't know very many (ok any) dads that:
- Part of every decision on our infertility journey and there for every step -went to EVERY single prenatal appointment -stayed with me during 47 hours of labor and was there for every minute of the 5 day hospital stay -chose to take a month off work to be with his son in these first precious weeks -gets up at EVERY feeding to help change diapers and rock Eli to sleep after eating -Reads, sings, and plays with him all the time! - Already has so many plans and dreams for this little man
Happy 1st Father's Day J! I couldn't ask for a better person for E to call daddy!
Post by teachermomtobe on Jun 18, 2017 11:32:27 GMT -5
DH dealt with all my emotions during our IF journey, pregnancy, and postpartum. He is doing everything around the house while I am recovering without me asking. He is so amazing with DD too. He was extremely nervous that he wouldn't know what to do as a parent but he is a natural and I never tire of watching him with her.
I'll agree with PPs on the mushier stuff that has been said . In terms of specifics - My husband is not a natural multi-tasker. But we have agreed that it fits our family best for both of us to have careers, and he is my best friend and a truly supportive partner.
So he picks up the kids from preschool, makes them dinner, and takes great care of the them independently every day until I get home from work. He also does everything on his own when I travel for work. And with having our third kid, I had considered that I would be more experienced with babies, but hadn't considered that now he totally knows what he's doing, too, in terms of things like calming a fussy baby. Which is huge at this stage!
Happy Father's Day to all the other dads/very soon to be dads!
I can't brag enough about H, he works in mental health (as I do) so he's all about taking care of my mental health as well as my physical (making sure I get out enough, making sure people are able to visit, always checking in on my feelings/ Emotions). He took over everything when I was put on bedrest in February and now he continues to do all the cooking (even leaving me lunches/breakfasts to heat up).
Missed this yesterday. Not a father yet, but my H is pretty fantastic. In general, he's just an amazing guy (hence why I married him!). Throughout this pregnancy he's been great. I've had it really easy (better than textbook), but the few times my anxiety flared up he was there (as usual) to calm me down. The past two weeks he's cooked dinner almost every night insisting I sit down and put my feet up (especially nice when it was 90°+ outside). He's given me perineal massages (which is awkward).
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