Haley - posted on 03/26/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I need some advice! My daughter is 18 mos. old and when I was 2 mos. pregnant her father pretty much told me he wanted nothing to do with her. SO, I am a single mom, and since the beginning of my pregnancy I have known this guy (a professional environment) and I would say by now we are like friends. During my pregnancy he was really sweet, and he always seemed to flirt with me. When I had my daughter, he seemed to fall in love with her almost like he was her dad (since he knew me my whole pregnancy). He was quick to say how much he loved her, wanted to be there for her, protect her, etc. and ever since has seemed to love her more and more. NOW, he knows her bio. father wants nothing to do with her, and he knows i'm single, and so is he. Since it is a professional environment I don't think he is allowed to seek out specific clients. We don't get too many chances to talk, but when we do, he is always mentioning how much he loves children, and how he can't wait to be a father. He even just recently asked me if I wanted 3 or 4 more children, and I found that extremely odd. He's such a lovable, trustworthy guy, and I'd love nothing more than for him to be a part of me and my daughter's life, but he won't make a move. I want to know him better, but I think maybe he is holding back waiting for me. I have seen him interact with other children, and he seems to like them just as much, but he acts so differently with my daughter and I think it's because he knows there's not a father just around the corner. So, is he just being "friendly", or is he interested? should I approach him and tell him how I feel, to let him know it's okay if he wants to be in her life, or should I wait for him to make the move?