By Nessa Bixler, Moments and Impressions
Sometimes in all the hubabaloo of pregnancy, delivery, diaper changing, baby feeding, tear wiping, bedtime rocking, late nights, and even earlier mornings some things get lost.
They are pushed aside, put on a shelf for more pressing – deafening crying – matters.
It happens to the laundry, our friends, TV shows, sleep, our hair and our own well being.
But it also happens to some of the most important people in our lives…
our husbands. The daddies.
It isn’t glaringly obvious and sometimes it isn’t even the mommy’s fault.
I think it is a perfect storm of events that can lead to exclusion.
We are carrying the baby and they are our trusty side kick.
We get a shower and they get crib assembly.
They are filling out paperwork and we are laboring.
They are holding a leg and we are birthing a new human.
We get first snuggles, first feedings, and first photos.
Family asks, “How is mama?” and just congratulate Daddy.
But in reality, they are the unsung heros.
Grabbing our latest craving at 10 p.m.
Carrying the shower gifts to the babies room – load after load.
Wiping our tears when we are overwhelmed with the size tiny onesies and newborn diapers.
Making sure paper work is complete for insurance to cover the delivery.
Giving us ice and holding our leg when all we can think is PUSH.
Watching us through tear-filled eyes as we first hold our newest edition.
Keeping family updated on what is going on so we can soak up the sent of our newborns.
Thank you daddies.
We couldn’t be great mommies without you.
Bio: Hi, I am Nessa. You can find me on my blog: http://momentsandimpressions.blogspot.com. I am mommy to a toddler-monster named Eva and the lucky wife to her daddy Michael. I am so happy for Adriel and her family. I am wishing them joy and happiness during this time of expansion and love. Congratulations you guys.
Dear friends, are you crying too? (Thank you for this beautiful and insightful post Nessa.) She is so right – Daddies are often unsung heros. I’m so grateful for my husband – he is everything mentioned here and more. Have you told your husband how much you appreciate him lately?