Thursday, October 8, 2009

Updates...



Still 5.2 weeks to go! This got to be the longest pregnancy ever! Well, it surely feels like it anyway...

We've had a couple of serious discussions with friends and familly about some parental duties. Funny how couples or individuals who are already parents or in the process of becoming parents seemed to agree the most with us. The ones without children seemed to have real issues with some of our decisions...

- We've decided that for the first few months, I'll be the one in charge of diaper duty. Bob has issues with newborn diapers and I respect that. What's changing a few extra diapers even when he's home? In exchange, he'll be doing the dishes and will be on bathroom duty. And believe me, I'd rather change a diaper than do any of those chores! And I'm pretty conviced Bob can get plenty of quality time with the baby other than by changing it's diaper... Just my opinion...

- I'll be in charge of the night shift. I don't need anybody holding my hand while I breastfeed the baby. And as mentionned by my friend V, a sane person in the house could be kinda usefull... Bob will be working during the day and will need some sleep. I, on the other hand, will hopefully be able to rest a bit when the baby sleeps... Hopefully.

That is not to say that when needed, Bob will be more than available to pitch in for those two chores! He will be a hands on dad. And a good one at that. We're conviced that there's plenty other stuff he can do other than changing a diaper... or breastfeed... ;)

2 comments:

Olivia said...

I was all set to disagree with your diaper changing pact until you got to the part about Bob doing all the dishes and cleaning the bathroom. That would be a fair trade for me.

The Frog... said...

Believe me: she really hate doing the dishes ! (you used to hide your dishes in the oven...) I think it's a very good deal you made with Bob !

xxx

R.