The day our first son was born and my husband held him in his arms, my heart broke open! The love in the room that day was insane and I cannot wait to feel that for the 3rd time this February! 💗
Dad's are SO important in a baby's life! Dad's interact differently, play differently, respond differently, and all of that is a good thing! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Too many #newmoms
overly micromanage their husbands (trust me, I do this too) out of anxiety and fear, but when you step back and let your husband find his groove with your baby, magic happens!
My husband was very involved with both of our sons from the very beginning because I worked hard to make room for him. Sure, I had my controlling moments and overstepped boundaries at times, but giving him the freedom to be alone with our first son in those early days was the best thing I could have done for our marriage and our children! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today my husband is a wonderful, capable, confident, loving, super-involved father who enjoys having alone time with our boys because he gets to play, enjoy, and do things his way. He isn't afraid or anxious. He trusts his instincts, knows their schedules, and most importantly, he figures things out when I'm not around! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you're a new mom, it's important to take a step back and make room for Dad. Let things get a little messy with your husband and the baby in order for him to establish his own rhythm. Try to hold in your "feedback" and allow your husband to figure things out on his own. I promise if you can do this, life will be so much better down the road for all of you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#realwlifelessons #dadmatter #husbands #fatherhood #newmom #newdad #parenthood #4thtrimester #newbaby #infant #mommyandme #daddyandme #love #marriage