David finally got to experience his first Father's Day as a dad yesterday. We didn't really have any plans but that's what David said he wanted to do. He just wanted to spend the day with his babies.
The day went like this: The babies slept in until about 8:00 which was amazing! They had gone to bed exhausted at 8:00 the night before and I just knew they would wake up early, like around 6:30 or something because they had eaten early that night and everything. But nope...they slept a full 12 hours and had gone about 13 1/2 hours in between feedings. I think they like sleeping in since they have to get up at 6:30 during the week to go to day care. So we got up and fed the babies and then had some play time while Daddy opened his gifts.
Then the babies took a little nap. After their nap and bottle, we decided to run up to the pool for a little bit of swimming.
We can only stay for 30-45 minutes at the most before the babies start to get tired and fussy and then they're miserable. So we headed home for another nap. Of course Chloe napped for a while and Connor only napped for a few minutes before he was up wanting attention.
He loves playing with Daddy.
After nap and another bottle, we headed outside while Daddy grilled out and found a place for the stepping stone the babies made him for Father's Day.
And of course we had to have a photo shoot!
I know it's hard being a new Daddy and not knowing what to do automatically like mommies do. And I know it's TWICE as hard with twins. David has given up a little bit of his freedom since we've had the twins and I know he tries his hardest to help out. But most importantly he puts up with me. I don't know how to express myself very well when I need help with stuff and it usually comes out wrong. But David does his best to put up with me and I really do appreciate it.
These days, David is the one that gets the babies up out of bed in the morning and dresses them and takes them to daycare after I've already left for work. And I know what kind of job that is! But I'm also so jealous that he gets to see those first smiles in the morning when they wake up. They're always so happy to see us when we get them out of bed.
David, Thank you for being such a good Daddy. The babies love to play with you and I love hearing their giggles when you entertain them. I love seeing their big smiles when they see you for the first time when you get home from work. I can tell how much they've missed you all day.
I hope you had the perfect first Father's Day :)