It's easy to get wrapped up in what's going on with me and sometimes I have to remind myself that I need to try to make Josh feel included.
Last night I told Josh the baby was moving and he didn't even look up. When I asked him if he wanted to come feel her move he said, "Whenever I do she stops moving anyway." I forget sometimes how he must feel because I can feel the baby move all the time and he can't and he's right more often than not when he tries to feel the baby move she stops. The other day I told him I got to see her move when he wasn't around and I could tell that made him sad. I want him to be as involved as possible. Besides attending doctor appointments with me and helping me do things that I can no longer do on my own like tie my darn shoes.
This got me thinking about after the baby comes and the fact that I have chosen to breastfeed. I didn't even ask him how he feels about that I just made the decision because I feel that's the best choice. I know he respects my decision and agrees that it's the best thing for me and the baby, but will this make him feel left out of the feeding process? Will he be jealous of the bond the baby and I develop over feeding times? All things I hadn't thought about.
I would like some suggestions on how to get him more involved in the pregnancy. Is it stupid to ask him to read to the baby? I know scrapbooking isn't really a guy thing, but should I ask him to create a scrapbook with me?