Posted: Jun 10 2014
Nina Rand, the stylish mom of the The HSS Feed blog, explains why her baby daddy is her number one fan and her son's best friend.
From day one, my husband, Clint, was really the most amazing and natural dad to our son Jackson. After Jackson was born, I was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia, put on a magnesium drip and wasn't able to get too far from my hospital bed for 24 hours. Clint changed every diaper, did almost all of Jackson's feeding and made it so I didn't have to worry about anything but recovering. When we got home, although neither of us felt like we knew what we were doing, we split everything so that both of us could have breaks, get some sleep and we always had each other there to talk about everything and decide what in the world to do next.
Two years later, I can so happily say that we're truly a parenting team in every way, and I couldn't imagine doing it without such an amazing partner. All the long nights, questions, concerns, love and laughter have been made all the better because we do it all together. In the last year we have both been through major career changes and a big move, but I know that it has been easier for me because I have someone supporting me the whole way.
When we made our move, we decided that I would be working for myself, and starting my marketing company and running the blog, and Clint has been my biggest cheerleader. Although I know he's a little embarrassed by it, he will take hundreds of outfit photos and every morning when a new post is live, he plays editor and kindly lets me know of any small edits I should make. And I could never be more thankful for how hard he works to support our family and makes it possible for me to do what I love every single day.
When I watch Jackson with Clint, I feel so lucky that he has such a good role model. They watch superhero movies and cartoons together, share snacks and my heart melts a bit when Jackson looks at him and, unprompted, says, "I love you, Daddy."
The best part: You ask Jackson who is his best friend is and he says "Daddy". I wouldn't have it any other way.
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