Ask a daddy.
Woman go through pregnancy and labour to bring the baby into the world and sometimes choose to do the feeding to, they can share their experiences with other moms who will understand there journey and pain.
Men are in general in the dark a little on this subject so I have decided to go out on a limb and offer any moms a question to ask a daddy.
No questions off limits, just ask a question and I will explain it from a daddies point of view and based on my own experiences.
I had some wonderful responses from mummy’s from all over and i would like to share them with you all.
What did it feel like the first time you held your baby?
Love like ive never felt before, I remember holding my first born and looking at him thinking im going to love you for as long as I live and just look after you.
Both babies were so small and at the same time it was like oh my god im responsible for looking after this tiny human, how will I cope but I had a strong woman beside me who guided me through it all. https://mygirlsandmesite.com
Whats your usual daily routine?
It starts with getting up with my 3 year old and of course hes always hungry, followed by the rest of his brothers and sisters.
My older children come home from school, its then craziness and loud until its finally its bedtime. https://www.ourseasidebaby.com
Do you help with the night time feeds?
Since it was my first baby I threw myself in there and after I was shown what to do and how to hold him and wind him, I insisted on doing all the night time feeds and sorting them when they cried in the night.
I used to sing Freddie with songs from The Beatles…I think he may of just been pretending to be sleeping so I would just stop.
I enjoyed it but sadly it took away bonding time between between mummy and Freddie which I feel guilty for but they now have a close bond. https://freddiesmummyuk.com
Do you feel that two weeks paternity leave is enough for dads to bond with baby, assist mum after birth and adjust to life as a family?
Yes in a way of it more than enough time to bond with the baby to get some quality daddy and baby time.
No in the way of mom doesn’t get the rest or help she deserves, what people dont understand and I didn’t is that yes women get maternity leave but straight after they have given birth they dont get much time to rest.
They have to do everything for the baby, themselves and do everyday tasks while in pain and extremely tired. https://www.boorooandtiggertoo.com
Do you think that men can TRULY understand how it feels to be pregnant and give birth? And does it make you feel sad or relieved that you’re excused from that aspect of parenthood – or both?!
Cheryl was pregnant in the summer and poor thing was uncomfortable ALL the time, she could sleep, she was too hot, I felt helpless because in them aspects there is nothing much that I could do.
Watching her give birth was amazing yes it was sad to see her in such pain but to watch how strong she was and that she did in on such little gas and air showed me not only how tough she was but what she was willing to go through to bring this baby into the world to be loved and I will always be thankful to her for that.
But no..I stubbed my toe once and was close to calling a priest for my final goodbyes, I couldn’t imagine what its like for woman. https://www.mummyslittlemonkey.com
What one thing would you like your partner to understand (you know those moments where you may butt heads) ?
That im not doing these things to make you mad, yes I gave her some crisps 20 mins after you said no but she looked at me all cut, what was I supposed to do? https://www.sineadlatham.com
What’s the best thing about being a Dad?
Watching them learn something for the first time and how proud they look.
Weather it walk, counting or writing their name you have bot experienced it for the first time together. https://www.lyliarose.com
What are your favourite activities to do with your kids?
We would usually go on walks, trips to the park and recently found out the younger two 3 and 1 love the water so we went swimming quite a lot.
Now the baby insists on walking everywhere we try to get out as often as we can. http://lifewiththebusbys.com
Do you think that the role as Dad is as important as the role of a Mum?
Yes I think it definitely should be.
I know moms carry the baby and deliver it but the dads helped create the life and care for the mom through the whole way.
They should both be respected as each other by their children.
Thank you for being a part of my post today ladies and I hope you all have some sort of an incite to a dads world. https://thismummyrocks.com
Daddy Giraffe x