My DS just turned 12 months old. He is sweet, smart, the best baby in the world (right after yours of course)
My DH has always been a great dad but sometimes he has to go on week-long business trips. He just came back from a trip and I am feeling a little neglected by my sweet baby boy.
From the time DS was born I have NEVER left his side for more than a couple of hours. Thinking about it I only left him once for about 2 1/2 hours (with DH). Other than that we are always together.
He sleeps with us and I nurse him back to sleep when he wakes up. He eats some solids now so his poops are stinkier and I am the one that changes his diaper. (DH used to change them too when they were still mild smelling BF poop diapers
). I put so much effort into being the best mommy I can be!
Anyway. DH is back and we missed him lots. Well I missed him lots. I don't know about DS as he is only 1 year old and can't really verbalize things like that...
DS is madly in love with DH now. He can't leave the room without DS getting upset. I can't console him either. I however can leave without problems. (Not that I am going anywhere...
Just a few weeks/months ago he was so super clingy, I had to carry him all day. But even then I bet DH could have substituted for me without problems.
I'd like to think that DS simply did miss his Dad and realizes that Dad could walk out and be gone for a very long time so we better keep an eye on him. Mom on the other hand is always there so he doesn't have to worry.
Can a 1-year old think complex thoughts like these? Or am I kidding myself and DH is really just the fun-ner parent?