With everything that goes on during pregnancy, delivery, and those early baby days, moms get lots of pampering, complements, and support. But sometimes we forget to acknowledge how amazing the men in our lives can be. Read this letter to know exactly what to say to your husband after having a baby.
Dear Husband, Love of my life, and Father to our child,
I don’t say it nearly enough, but thank you.
Thank you for being so supportive while I was pregnant. I needed that.
Thank you for being so excited when I told you we were expecting.
Thank you for reassuring me that we would be great parents, even with all of my doubts and worries.
Thank you for tearing me away from my computer “research” and reassuring me that our baby would not be born with 3 legs, but that we would love him just the same if he were.
Thank you for saying that it was okay to nap literally all day long and still let me complain about being tired.
Thank you for holding my hair every time I got sick, for pulling over the car whenever I needed to stop, and for reassuring me that if I vomited in your car, it wouldn’t be a big deal.
Thank you for getting me the expensive pregnancy pillow I had to have and then sharing our bed with it for 8 months, even though that meant you got even less space and blankets than normal.
Thank you for giving in to all of my cravings, not judging my weird food combinations, and making unplanned food runs for me.
Thank you for listening to all of my excessive whining and unending complaining about backaches, heartburn, headaches, and more without ever making me feel bad.
Thank you for taking me to doctor’s appointments, being excited about ultrasounds, and helping me to advocate for myself and our baby.
Thank you for stopping every time I had to use the restroom, even when I just went 10 minutes beforehand.
Thank you for telling me that I was beautiful even when I felt huge.
Thank you for putting me first non-stop for nine months without ever making me feel guilty or selfish.
Thank you for being so supportive during labor. I needed that.
Thank you for being there for me even though you were scared yourself.
Thank you for distracting me during back labor and finding a way to help me laugh, even during contractions.
Thank you for staying calm and reassuring me, even when we started having complications.
Thank you for listening to how tired I was even though you didn’t sleep either.
Thanks for letting me keep the room cold without complaining, even though you were freezing.
Thank you for holding my hand during active labor and cheering me on, no matter how hard I squeezed back or how cranky I got.
Thank you for never talking about what you saw during labor.
Thank you for being so proud of me and telling everyone how amazing I did.
Thank you for supporting me as I struggled to figure out breastfeeding and praising everything that I was doing for our baby.
Thank you for letting me know that it was okay if we had to use formula and it didn’t mean I failed.
Thank you for making everything all about me and helping me to know what I wanted.
Thank you for being an amazing parent with me. I need that.
Thank you for cuddling our baby and instantly loving our new family member.
Thank you for constantly listening to me complain about being tired and cranky without ever saying about how tired you are too.
Thank you for stepping in to be a parent with me and for sharing our parenting duties.
Thank you for lighting up every time our baby smiles and giggles at you.
Thank you for letting me hog too many baby snuggles, and never making me feel guilty.
Thanks for accepting and supporting the way that I parent and reassuring me that we’re doing a good job raising our baby.
Thank you for still reminding me that I’m beautiful even when I feel disgusting.
Thank you for holding my hand, cuddling on the couch, and telling me that you love me.
Thank you for telling me every day that I am an amazing mom and you don’t know how I do it.
Thank you for supporting our family while I stay home and take care of myself and our baby.
Thank you for continuing to put me first and still never making me feel bad about it.
Thank you for being a loving husband, a caring father, and an outstanding best friend. I will always need that. I will always appreciate that. And I will always love you.
Your eternally grateful wife, forever best friend, and mother of your child
Moms: What things do you think your significant other deserves to hear after having a baby?
Dads: What did you want to hear after your child was born?
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