Monday, January 10, 2011


Imagine being 19 years old, and finding out that your fiance is pregnant. (Yes, we were engaged, I'm not a total hussy) HUZZAH! Right? What isn't to celebrate? Responsibility, two people to provide for, and a lifetime commitment.

Of course, he did the right thing. He helped make the baby, now it was time to take care of it. We had a shotgun wedding, not quite the way I imagine getting married (I've been promised a "re-do"). He continued to work, while I wasted away in the bed.

For Lord knows what reason, *sarcasm* Denny wasn't really ready to be a father. I ended up being a "single mom" of sorts. He provided for us, and always made sure we had what we needed, but I felt alone in the parenting world.

He is a wonderful father, now.

There was a tiny piece of my mind, that was horrified of having doing it alone again, on top of already having a 3 year old. I knew better, but still, I worry - it's what I do.

The day Mya was born, he blew me away. It's safe to say that he probably looked after her more than I did the first day she was born.

He changes the tiny, poo filled, newborn diapers. He makes faces while doing it, but he still does it. I don't feel anxious when I leave him with either of the girls. Two weeks ago it would have given me a panic attack to leave him and Sophie for just 30 minutes.

So props to my hubby. You've made amazing progress as a father in the past 3 years. The girls and I love you very much. You are a wonderful daddy. :)


Phreggs said...

Smiley faces... Bitches love smiley faces! ;)

Tasha said...

Jared was the exact same way! I think at any age most men just aren't prepared for fatherhood and all it includes! I remember having to fight Jared to give Mellie a bath or help with bed time, now it's not even an issue. He knows when it's his turn and he just does it. Plan on it getting better and better. Good thing we found good men willing to change and do what they need to to take care of us and make us happy :)