What do you wish your husband knew about pregnancy and parethood?

Susan - posted on 03/21/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )




I'm preparing to teach a class of moms and dads newborn care and how to take care of each other. What do you wish your spouse had done or known that he didn't? What is he really good at?


Karen - posted on 03/21/2011




i wish my husband could truely understand how tired i am by the end of the day! i think he thinks it's just an excuse most of the time, but it's not...he doesn't understand how exhausting it is to entertain and look after a child all day (after being up half the night) as well as getting housework/laundry/errands/meals done...all things that he thinks is "no problem" but just magically get done without him doing any of it. i also wish that when our son was first born that he would have had the patience to say "could you show me how to...(change the diaper properly, burp him, make the formula, bath him)" when something needed done for the baby instead of him not knowing what to do and just handing me all the work. seeing something small that needs done and just doing it without waiting to be told or asked is a huge help even if it doesn't seem like it would be :) not sure if this will be of any help to you, but it's my wish list lol

Louise - posted on 03/21/2011




I think for pregnancy the utter feeling of exhaustion even at 4 months pregnant. The over whelming feeling of tiredness that just can't be explained. My husband kept saying your not ill your pregnant, whats the matter with you. This tiredness lasted for several months until I came into the bloom period. But I could not get him to understand how I felt. He was however more sympathetic when I started to show and couldn't do enough for me when i was like a beached whale.

My husband was really good at letting me have a rest when the babies were born with always taking charge of bath time. This gave me a rest and him bonding time.

We also shared the night feeds even though he worked full time. I got up sunday to Thursday and he got up friday and saturday nights. This gave him a full nights sleep to go to work on and me two nights solid sleep a week to get some much needed rest.


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