I should give up much of myself to help nurture and feed the baby while juggling the management of the older kids. I've done it and will willingly do it again. I'm a team player and I do love bonding with my babies. But I'm in a near state of panic about losing my nookie for the foreseeable future.
If your baby wakes up in the middle of the night hungry, and your partner is breastfeeding, you might as well stay in bed and let her take care of things. Sounds pretty boorish, but really and truly, there's not much you can do to help.
Since becoming a father my wife and I haven't been able to spend as much time with our friends as we used to. Some of them seem to understand but others don't. Is there anything we can do to keep our friendships alive?
Dear Ms Ultrasound,
After 20 years of friendship my friend Leona honored me with a request to be in the delivery room for the birth of her second child. While she and her husband decided to find out the sex of their first-born, (a son), they decided against finding out the sex of their second.
I'm 18 and I just found out i was pregnant yesterday. I took two home pregnancy tests over my friends house and they both came back positive right away. My two best friends were with me and they were sooo very excited. I know that my boyfriend is the father. He'll be 22 in February and I will be 19 in January. I came home and told my family. EVERYONE knows now lol but it's okay because they are all being very very supportive. I have a job interview on Friday at a daycare. Ironically, I'll be working in the infant room. My boyfriend told his mom and she's pissed off.
Dear Dr. Laura,
My daughter and I have a loving relationship where I believe the vast majority of her needs have been met. She is a real blessing to me, and generally very sweet; however I am growing exhausted by a certain defiant behavior she has recently developed.
Dear Mr. Dad,
My fiancé and I recently had a baby. I'm thrilled with everything, but I can't help but feel like I'm taking a backseat to her parents. It's almost as if their opinions matter more than mine. Is there anything I can do or say?
The way I see it, there are two groups of people: those who love the holidays because they love spending time with family, and those who dread the holidays because their family—or spouse's family -- is difficult to be around. I wrote this article for those of you in the second category.
Do not wait for depression to clear before seeking help. Your husband may need medical attention and a counselor can advise you. You should see improvement after 2 weeks of counseling.