Parenting

He Really Wanted a Boy

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QUESTION

This question deals with gender disappointment.

We just had our third girl. I knew during pregnancy that my husband really wanted a boy this time (as did I) but while I got over it, he still seems stuck on being disappointed.

Any ideas on how to help him move past this? He’s a great dad to our other two -- but this time just seems more disconnected.
Jackie

Deciding on Family Size

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QUESTION

I want to know how to get my husband to wait on the decision of more children. We have an almost 3-year-old daughter and a 3½-month-old son. He thinks we should be done; I want to wait to decide until our son is at least a year old. 

Honestly, I think I would love to have more, but don't think now is the time to decide for sure. I just would love for him to be more "open to the possibility" and to not be worried about it at this time since it's not something that either of us want to have happen right now!

Christa

Husband is Scared of Our Newborn

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QUESTION

My husband is scared of our newborn!

Good grief! I cannot get him to hold the baby unless I go get her and bring her to him while he's sitting down first.

Giving a bath, dressing, or even changing a diaper? OUT of the question. He's afraid he’ll hurt her even when I've offered to show him how multiple times.

I want/need him to be a parent. If I wanted to be a single mom I could have been!
Cindy

Re: When Children Have Children Article

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I am writing in response to the Article "When Children Have Children"...

I am somewhat offended at the attitude that all teen parents are unfit to properly care for and raise their children. Becoming pregnant while you are still living at home, when your focus should be on school and starting your life, is not an ideal situation. But most pregnancies come unexpectedly. Some after trying for years, and some when you were being very careful not to become pregnant. None of us are ever truly prepared for it.

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