Thursday, May 20, 2010

World's Best Daddy

Everyone so often focuses on what a great job mom is doing with her new baby, but what about dad?  I understand that not all men are born to be dads, but my husband was!  Brian is an amazing father...Hannah is so blessed!  I knew Brian would be a great dad before I even became pregnant.  To be able to withstand 2 years of trying to conceive (okay, I realize that trying to conceive isn't too tough on a man! haha), to endure my horrible pregnancy (countless nights of me waking him up, asking him to get me something to eat or drink), to be by my side the entire time I labored naturally (he didn't sit down all day!), and now to be willing and eager to take care of Hannah whenever he can.  What more could I ask for?

In the hospital, when I was recovering, Brian changed every single diaper, swaddled Hannah every time, rocked her when she was fussy, took her back and forth to the nursery so I could attempt to sleep, and was my rock emotionally.  He did all that without one complaint!  I don't even remember him saying that he was tired (which, if you know Brian, is very unlike him).  I don't know how I could have managed without him!  I couldn't even get out of the bed without help (so much for a natural labor being so easy to bounce back from).

But even more important than all the physical stuff he does for me and Hannah, it is the love that I see in his eyes that gets me every time!  He is SO in love with his little girl.  He can't wait to get home from work just to spend a few hours with her.

I am so blessed and so thankful.  The Lord obviously hand-picked Brian to be my husband!  He knew what He was doing!

So, if you have a husband that is just as great as mine, go thank him.  He deserves it!


  1. I was wondering how the sleep training was going? We too did the "sort of" cry it out method, though I would go into my son's room at increasingly longer intervals. He would cry and I would wait 2 minutes then go check on him and soothe. Then I would leave and wait 5 minutes. Then 10 minutes (while he cried). I never had to go past the 10 minute mark and today he's a champion sleeper! (Age 5). Our doctor gave us the great advice, and I'm only sharing this because I saw that your daughter took some serious naps during the day. He said that each minute you steal away from a nap would be gained in nighttime sleep. Therefore we never let our son take more than a 2 hour or so nap at any given time. He was doing two 2-hour naps at one point, then went down to the one 2-hour nap. Either way it worked. When my son was 3 months old he slept from about 8pm until about 5:30am. Then it was 6:30, then 7! Oh happy day. He still sleeps from about 8pm til 7am. :) good luck!

  2. Thanks Debi...great advice! :-)