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The Other Half of the Team
The man of the hour with his kids
My husband gets home from work around 4 p.m. most nights. It’s a changing of the guards ceremony of sorts, as I get ready for work and recount the day—gushing about exciting milestones, theorizing about anything worrisome, and even explaining how to hold the baby or how much formula to give him.
What can I say, new moms worry a lot, and I was no different. But my husband indulged me with a smile. He’d send me videos throughout the night and even bring the baby to work as often as he could, so I could relieve my filled breasts and feed Thatcher. Upon returning home, he’d lull the baby to sleep. Then, when I got home, he’d fill me in on every moment.
In those early days, I tended to overthink, overcomplicate, and worry, but my husband was so calm and flexible. He gets down on the floor with the kids and tickles and plays. Gender stereotypes will tell you otherwise, but my husband is a natural nurturer. He has been incredibly compassionate, considerate, and loving toward our babies and my feelings. I learn so much about how to give love to others and enjoy life by his example. — Tabitha