Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Men & Babies

Remember when I told you a few weeks ago that I was wishing my husband would be more involved with the baby?  Well, I've just been handing her off more lately, . . . here you go!  :) I've captured some snaps of when he is holding her and there's probably nothing sweeter than a little baby girl and her Daddy!

I think I'm also way less resentful that he's getting to enjoy all the fun stuff with James and I'm just on baby duty because now James is home with me for the summer and we've been having such a good time together that it's taken the edge off.  I missed that boy!  Isn't it awesome when you enjoy your kids?!  You can follow us on Instagram or even better Snapchat (@honeywerehome) because there's live video over there!  I told Courtney she needs to get on Snap too, so I'm giving her a tutorial today- might be like the blind leading the blind, but once she's on, you can follow her too!

So, back to little baby and daddy!  Doesn't she seem to enjoy being in this guy's arms?!  

I tried asking my husband what is it about men (ahem, "some" men) and not being very comfortable around babies and he was all, "what do you mean??" 

Really?? I think he doesn't even realize that that's my perception of it!  Have we met?  ha! Well, he did happen to mention that he "really hits his stride around the 9 month mark!" 

Lucky for him, that's only 5 months to go! ;)

Look what I found when I googled "men and babies".  

Fear, man baby fever, and hot dads are the biggest results.  

I read that first article and although it was mostly about paternity leave, it had some good points about men feeling useless with a new baby and how they just don't know what to do with a baby because they've never been taught.  It said, "no one taught us how to coo and rock, where to put our hands, or what the right way to hold a bottle is." And they feel like, especially when moms are breastfeeding, that they can't help and don't have the 'tools' to calm a fussy baby.  I get that. 

I particularly liked the "hot men with babies" site. ;)  It's just pics of cuties with cuties.  But, I've got my own two cuties to look at, so it really didn't do much for me.  There really is something about a man holding a baby! 

Is that the one-armed football hold?  So funny because you'll never see a mom holding a baby like that with a hand in her pocket!

At James' kindergarten graduation below.

And just home on the couch.  See more of our living room here.

I know I'm biased, but I swear Jordan gets cuter by the day!  And everyone says she looks just like her daddy, so good thing he's such a good lookin' guy!  But I guess James' and Jordan's blue eyes come from Grandma, because my hubby and I both have brown eyes.  I would've sworn both our kids would be brown-eyed too, but nope! 

I couldn't leave James out of this post! Love this pic of these guys in their element! 

By the way, my husband swears by Under Armour shirts, especially in the summer.  He'll even wear the long sleeve out on a super hot day and I'm all, are you crazy?!  But he says they actually keep him cooler.  If he wears a regular cotton tee shirt, it'll get soaking wet, but these stay dry.  He wears this one under his suits. I remember how hot it gets walking from the parking lot to the courthouse in the ridiculous Houston summer heat.  This polo style shirt would be great for the golf course if your guy likes to play.  

I was curious about the shirts so I looked at the details on the Nordstrom site (love how they show those!) and I guess they have some kind of moisture-wicking and get this - antiodor - technology that does keep you cooler and less stinky! Ha! Way to go Under Armour! I think I need to workout in those more because #TMI, but I'm a sweaty, stinky mess after a hard workout! I do love my Under Armour sports bras.  

p.s.  I do have more fitness posts coming up for ya!  Next one will be cardio focused! Stay tuned . . .  ;) 

I'm glad Nordstrom carries Under Armour for both men and women, makes my shopping life easier!  

Under Armour for Him

Under Armour for Her


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  1. I totally relate to this post! After our 3rd baby in 37 months, my husband had no interest in the baby (it felt like). In his defense he was a tad bit busy with the older 2 but I missed them and wanted him to have baby time so I could spend time with them also. And yes, totally agree - nothing cuter than Dad & baby :) Love your blog!

    1. That's how I felt! Summer is perfect timing because Jordan is 4 months now and getting a tad easier and I love having James home!

  2. Cute! It's crazy your kids both have blue eyes too! We were shocked when Madelyn got them and now Finley does too and we are brown eyed parents! Crazy how genetics work out!

    1. I know! James stayed blue, I bet Jordan's will too.

  3. That's one of the things I'm worried about whenever we have baby #2, I will miss out with Sophia. And my husband also swears by Under Armour while I'm Nike girl.

    1. I like UA sports bras a bunch, I'm with you on NIke and also Zella is a great workout brand.

  4. This was such a sweet post! I can't wait for my husband and I to have babies, because you're right-there is just something about a man holding a baby! Also, I have to say-I follow you on snapchat and your snaps are great, your running vids gave me motivation to get out and go for a run myself-thanks for that!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

    1. Oh thank you! What's your snapchat name? It's hard for me to find people on there!

  5. Absolutely nothing sexier than a man holding his baby (especially baby girls)!

  6. Loved this post today Megan! Those pics are so adorable! I love it when Jordan is looking right into his eyes. Thanks for sharing and loved the men's shopping tips! It is my husbands birthday next week and you gave me some great ideas. To Nordstrom it is! :-)

    1. I love seeing them together! Definitely need to keep snapping those pics! I hope your hubby has a great bday- mine loves the Under Armour stuff. Can't go wrong!

  7. I totally get it. I have three and I found that my hubby was so happy and excited for all of them but it wasn't until around the 10th month and up that he really connected. He's an incredible dad and hubby but I think sometimes men feel disconnected from infants. When the babe starts interacting more, the dad's get it. The connections totally happen. My kids are 7, 4 and 3 now and he's so in to them. Give it time. He'll be all about his princess :)

  8. My husband says the same thing about babies! Not much he can really do until their older. I think they get nervous they're so small.


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