Well, this year will be my husband's first Father's Day! (That we know of...he he he) How are we celebrating? Well, he's working. Poor baby. But we will try to do our Father's Day celebrating on Saturday instead. I am still working on his present and hopefully will have it done next week. Hopefully he will like it.
I have seen my husband really blossom as a father over the past couple of weeks. Granted, he has been a great daddy since Bean was born. I had to have an emergency c-section and was pretty much out of it for the first 24 hours of her life, so Daddy jumped right in and took great care of her, fed her, changed her diapers, and watched over her. I was actually a little jealous of the bond they seemed to have formed while we were all in the hospital. But then, after we came home and got back to "real life", it seemed that he wasn't really excited about being a Dad. He didn't really have a lot to do with our baby. I will say that I probably didn't help because I thought that I had to be SuperMom and do everything or that it all had to be done my way. So I might have unknowingly pushed him out of the way during those days. And when I asked him about his lack of interest, he would tell me that he never really had much to do with any babies (and he'd been around plenty) until they got a little bigger and would interact with him more.
But for the past couple of weeks, he's surprised me on more than one occassion. He has swooped her up and taken care of her while I did other things, (he would always do this but it would usually only last for about 5 minutes), he has introduced her to the Georgia Bulldogs Womens Softball and Mens Baseball teams, and he has actually gotten her to sleep on his own several nights while I stayed up.
He is coming into his own with our little baby and I am very proud of him. I think he's gonna make a great daddy and I'm glad I get to watch the whole thing.
Happy Father's Day, Baby! AILY