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May 22nd, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Now that we are settled, how are our dads doing on being involved with baby?
For our single moms, how are you doing now that your baby is a little older?
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May 22nd, 2012, 04:59 PM
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My dh is very involved. When he is home he is the primary butt changer. He will let me have some time to myself which is good so I can shower without rushing. I get up with him at night but I have the boobs so that is ok with me.
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May 22nd, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Mine is very a big help. If he wakes at night he take care of him. Also he pretty much does all baby and toddler duty on the weekend so I can get out of the house and get things done.
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May 23rd, 2012, 05:21 PM
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My dh is very involved. When he is home he is the primary butt changer. He will let me have some time to myself which is good so I can shower without rushing. I get up with him at night but I have the boobs so that is ok with me.
Pretty much the same here. Last night she wouldnt sleep so he took her and instead of waking me to feed her before they went to bed, he gave her a bottle of expressed milk and i got 6 hours of sleep!!
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May 24th, 2012, 04:51 AM
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Dh works so much and has a very long commute so the minute he gets home he spends time with our boys. He gets both boys ready for bed (I help, of course). He takes care of the 7 am feeding on the weekends. He's a great dad!
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May 24th, 2012, 08:25 AM
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DH goes above and beyond. The minute he comes through the door, he claims Avery for the evening and frequently tells me to go out and do something for myself. If I'm feeling overwhelmed or exhausted he takes the baby out for a few hours. He is up at night for every feeding with me - he does the re-settling.
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May 24th, 2012, 08:26 AM
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DH is very involved. We tend to play a man to man defense though, and since I'm the one with the boobs, he deals with DD a lot. He does change most diapers when he is home and holds him and plays with him so I can eat dinner with both hands free.
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May 24th, 2012, 10:00 AM
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DH mainly takes care of the older kids so that I can take care of Emmalyn, which I greatly appreciate. But sometimes I get frusterated and just want him to take care of all of them!! Just so he can see how hard it really is
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May 24th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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DH is great for the most part. He usually has Fridays off so they chill out in bed til it's time for our lunch date.

Most other nights he feeds Christopher while I cook supper. I don't get to spend much time with him because in a way dh is selfish and a little possessive of the baby. Which is ok I guess I'm glad he loves him so much, but I should be able to hold my child without feeling like I'm doing something wrong or interferring with his Dad time.

Others tell me to be thankful I have someone that wants to be so involved, but there's being involved and just being stingy!

So yes--he's great to Christopher, but I have to time with him. I think that's why I started bfing more--its something only I can do
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May 24th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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When he's up Joe loves to hold the baby... and when I'm trying to deal with Jericho he keeps the other 3 satisfied...
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May 24th, 2012, 07:11 PM
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I love seeing all these involved daddies! My DH is good and will help if I ask, but mostly it's more like Brandy and her DH - I do baby duty and he takes care of and plays with the bigger ones. He's taken Andrew from me a few times and forced me out the door for some alone time, though, which I thoroughly appreciate!
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