For the glass of water, and the footrest.
For finding the missing tube and moving the plant away from the outlet.
For bringing the baby to me even when you knew I needed more sleep.
For bagging and freezing all of the milk and washing the “Boppee” cover. Again.
For setting up the pump before you went to bed, complete with gossip magazines.
For bagging all of the milk and cleaning all of the parts. For picking up the house and keeping batteries for the remote.
For cutting up my food, so I could eat one handed and telling fellow diners to keep their comments to themselves.
For reminding me of the importance of the amount of time consumed, and for changing a newborns diaper when his desire was to remain latched on.
You quieted your ego when bottles were rejected, and handed baby over in the interest of his trust.
You let me sleep an extra “shift” when babe remained at rest. You reminded me that nothing else needed to be done.
Through sleepy eyes and scruffy face you went to get us dinner- your mismatched shorts and dirty shirt were really badges of honor.
Never for a moment did I doubt exactly where you stood. Nothing mattered more to you than supporting your new babe and his mom.
Often dads are forgotten for the significant role they play. As though successful breastfeeding is only up to mother.
Here we recognize you for all that you have done. The little things that went unnoticed have seen a great reward.
A happy, healthy, trusting baby and a strong start to family life.
As any Dad will tell you there is no more important role in life.
What do you want added to this list?
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