This year was my man’s first Father’s day. I started thinking about what an awesome Dad he is. I am really honestly so impressed with him. I knew he would be a great dad, but he is absolutely amazing! And he just keeps getting better and better. He is
one of the most loving people I know, so I knew that his heart would be overflowing with love when he met our baby boy and it was.
The morning our baby was born he still had never before changed a diaper, and did not know how to hold a baby properly. I joke that he had no idea what he was getting himself into, because he really didn’t! But he is SUCH an amazing dad, and is so willing to learn with the baby, and figure out how best to care for him :)
|1st diaper experience for daddy and baby!|
He changed Elias’ first diaper while I coached him through it, and now he is a pro at changing the boy, which is quite an accomplishment especially since we use cloth diapers!
Spit up used to paralyze him, and he used to think it was impossible to do anything else while holding the baby, but he has got past those things too. I love watching him interact with our boy. The love and bond they share is so sweet.
I love that we get to be parents together. I love watching his reaction when the baby does something new, and how proud he gets as the boy grows older and does new things.
He is the best daddy I could imagine for our little boy. Not because he has it all together, but because he knows he does not, and is okay with that. He takes mistakes in stride, and has already learned to laugh at the many delays and messes a baby causes.
I have heard a lot of people talk about how babies can mess up a marriage or test it to see how strong it is etc. and all I can say is baby boy has made our relationship so much stronger already. The first few months were really hard, we were both stressed and I was in pain, sleep deprived, and hormonal. (worst combination possible!) But we got through them together. Those were the days when we could not even make it through a conversation or a game or a movie without the baby interrupting. That was hard, but I am grateful to have had an understanding patient man by my side through those days (especially when I was crazy moody and he was crazy patient with me <3 ).
Now almost 8 months into parenthood together, I would say our relationship/marriage is the strongest it has been yet! I love that we are doing this together. I try to give him support and encouragement about his job and the way he works to provide for us, and he also showers me with encouragement in the way that I care for our boy while he is gone. I am so grateful for that, it is so needed especially after a long day of no adult interaction, it is nice to be reminded that I am cared for and my work with the baby is so grately appreciated by the man I love.
Recently he has decided that when he is home he is on “diaper duty” during all waking hours. I never asked for this, he just volunteered – basically told me I didn’t have to changing diapers when he was home and awake anymore. That may be a small act, but it shows his big love for me and baby boy. Taking on responsibility for OUR boy. He also takes time and gives me breaks from the boy, so I can have time to write, or read or do something by myself. It is so wonderful! Just more and more ways he shows me that he loves me and his commitment to our family.
He is an incredible father, and an amazing husband. it’s awesome how he does both together and makes it look so easy!!!
I love you honey! thanks for going on this amazing adventure of life with me! :)
|Day before Father’s day <3|