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Lets Hear It For My Man!

SaturdayCuddlesWithDadAva is the luckiest girl in the world and I must be the luckiest wife. We share the most amazing man! W is an incredible father! Everyone comments on how well I seem to have adjusted to motherhood in such a short period of time, baring in mind that prior to the 8th December we had no inkling of how our world was about to be rocked. I can, with 100% certainty say that a large part of the reason is because how hands on and super involved W is with Ava.

Before he leaves for work every morning, he ensures all her bottles are washed and sterilized, that the water has boiled and cooled and that all of her bottles have been filled with water and stacked in the fridge ready for the formula to be added! When he comes home from work, he always takes her from me, claiming this as his quality time with her, so he always settles her and gets her to sleep in the evenings. And EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, when she wakes up for her first feed, whether it be 11pm or 1am, he always gets up, prepares her bottle and gives her her first night feed, changes her nappies and gets her back to sleep.

She turns 6 weeks tomorrow and for the last week has started skipping out on one of her night time feeds. With our current routine, this means that I’ve been able to get a full night sleep in almost every night. Going to bed at around 9pm and getting to sleep till just past 5am, all because my amazing husband insists on doing that feed. He says he feels he misses out on time with her, so that’s his way of spending a little extra time with her.

All of this has made adapting to being a new mom far easier!

So lets hear it for my man!!!!

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14 Comments

  • Reply Christina

    That has got to be the sweetest picture I’ve seen this year! I’m sure it’s a great feeling to know that she will forever have a wonderful daddy.

    Christina
    the subfertile frugalista
    iclw

    January 23, 2010 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Lea White

    It is great when the dads are so involved! That is very special!

    January 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Julia

    You are such a lucky lady to have a gorgeous girl and a hubby that is so hands-on…xx

    January 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply Roz

    Hear Hear Daddy Walter! I am blessed too in that Justin is just as hands on so I know what a huge help it is! 🙂
    x x x x

    January 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Mash

    Oh NUNU!!! So CA-UTE!

    January 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Stacey

    Way to go, W!! So sweet to see a daddy & daughter. Love the pic! So glad you’ve got a great man by your side.

    January 24, 2010 at 12:32 am
  • Reply WiseGuy

    *Clapping Loudly for W*! Cool Daddy! Cool Daddy!! Cool Daddy!!!

    He wanted it as much as you…..I appreciate his involvement!!!

    January 24, 2010 at 8:46 am
  • Reply Kirsty

    Awesome! I am lucky to have a very hands on hubby too… so much so, that at night when a child comes through to our room… they usually go to Daddy! x

    January 24, 2010 at 11:04 am
  • Reply SCY

    Kudos to W 🙂

    xxx

    January 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Denise

    I love the way Dad’s today are so hands on – I think their predecessors missed out on so much. Having said that – not many new mans get the kind of support you’re getting – you’re both very very lucky

    January 24, 2010 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Ab

    High five for Walter!! Whoo Hoo! He’s clearly a natural at the Daddy duties.xxx

    January 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Charne

    It is the best thing in the world to have a hands on husband! Go walter!

    January 24, 2010 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Pandora

    I agree with Denise, our dads missed out on a lot, and we missed out a bit too not having such involved dads. I see my daughter with my DH, and it is so cute! He is also very involved, she is a real Daddy’s girl! It also helps us moms a lot to have such support.

    January 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply SassyCupcakes

    This is so wonderful. I’ve got friends who have such a hard time because they get no support from their husbands at all. I’m so glad you’ve got your wonderful W to make life a little easier and a lot more lovely for you and your angel.

    January 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm
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