Originally Posted by wende
schatz, your job sounds amazing! When I worked my s.o. was the SAHP and I loved it. It's hard to explain to others sometimes, of course they always viewed him as a slacker who refused to work, but it worked out well for our family at the time and I'm glad to see that it works out well for others too.
I'll send sticky baby vibes your way. Hopefully the bean will stay put for a good full term pregnancy. The NICU experience is so hard!
Last night, dd was all stuffed up and not sleeping well. Very snuffly and coughing some. Dh and I both felt bad for her and tried to make her as comfortable as possible as she tossed and turned trying to sleep. Shortly after coming to bed, dh said "I feel bad because I made you cut off the boob (wean) and now dd's sick. You were right [that bfing helped her immune system be strong and kept her from getting sick]" I said "say that again please" He said "you were right -- is there any way you can put dd back on the boob now? I don't like her being sick" :LOL
Of course, the closer dd got to 2 years old, the more dh became wigged out by her nursing. He had been subtly and not so subtly lobbying for me to wean since last summer. But, I held firm and didn't wean until we were both ready (me and dd) this fall. I kept telling dh that part of why dd hardly ever gets sick (one very mild cold as an infant and a bout with rotavirus) is because she bfs. I think she probably would have gotten this current cold regardless of whether I was still nursing her but I loved being validated.
I'm enjoying learning about everyone too! Now that we're mostly over morning (or all day) sickness, hopefully we'll have more fun stuff to talk about. Glad to see there are a couple of 30+ mamas out there like me.