Dustin and I have been parents for a week now and it honestly feels like a lifetime...in a really, really good way! We both cannot imagine life without our little man Mark.
We decided we wanted to try to have a baby last September, and here we are just under a year later and we actually have a baby! No one can really prepare you for parenthood. I mean, you get all the advice - solicited and unsolicited - during the entire pregnancy, but you really won't know. Not only during my pregnancy did I know Dustin would be a great dad when he made sure I had everything I needed when I had awful heartburn, or the worst constipation, or needed a foot rub, but when the oh-crap-we're-having-a-baby contractions started, I knew he was going to be great!
In the delivery room he saw me in the most raw form! When I needed help in the bathroom, he was there. When I was puking up my spicy non-alcoholic drinks I had earlier that day, he was there helping me. And while I was apologizing to him for him seeing me this way, he had nothing but love to share. When I needed him to massage my back during an intense contraction, he was there. When I needed someone to hold my leg and tell me to push, he was there not only holding my leg and telling me to push, but he was telling me how great I was doing.
Seven days in, I think my husband is more awesome than ever, and I couldn't be more in love. Here are seven reasons why!
7 | He LOVES Mark
It is SO much fun watching Dustin love on Mark. Through our nearly 7 years together, I never once saw Dustin with a newborn, and only ever one child. Not gonna lie, I was a little nervous to see how Dustin would adapt to holding a little tiny human. Well, all my worries rushed away the first time I saw Dustin hold Mark. He was a complete natural. Seriously! When we are listening to music together, he will dance with little man. (*swoon**) When I get out of the shower, and Dustin is holding Mark, I hear him talking about everything under the sun - what we did today, the news, spelling different words and so much more. (**double swoon**) My favorite though is just staring at Mark with Dustin. We. Made. Him! What an awesome feeling that is!
While I know we have a lot in front of us on this journey of parenthood, at this time, I want to bask in the fact that my best friend and I made an incredible little kid. We want to enjoy every minute of this, and are constantly reminding ourselves that this will not last. He will not be this small forever. We won't always lose sleep. He won't always eat every 2-3 hours, or less. He won't always get a shallow latch. He won't always go through 10-14 diapers a day.
Dustin is one of the most caring people I know and seeing him be a father, even though it's only been a week, I can't be more proud, excited and anxious - in a good way - to parent with him for the rest of our lives! EEKK!!!!
Hi there! I'm Kara, of taking KARA myself! I've dabbled in blogging off and on for a while now. Mostly off. But I'm trying to change that and make a dent in this side of the world wide web. Enjoy!