It's sad but it's totally normal I think. My husband doesn't really acknowledge pregnancy until he sees the baby on a scan and knows it's real.
After 2 losses this year my husband still wouldn't acknowledge this pregnancy really until the nipt results confirmed everything was OK. We had 2 scans before that but I think he was just trying not to get attached, just in case he needed to be strong for me if something went bad.
The best thing will be to get your dating scan early so he can see it and join you on the journey.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 14 of 14
14-10-2016 06:39 #11Senior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2013
The Following User Says Thank You to Fauvette For This Useful Post:
14-10-2016 08:02 #12
Congrats Hun! It's very common for men to not really bond with baby til later in pregnancy or not until Bub has arrived
The Following User Says Thank You to Mamasupial For This Useful Post:
14-10-2016 08:21 #13
The Following User Says Thank You to witherwings For This Useful Post:
14-10-2016 08:52 #14
Need a quick vent!
My DH didn't get "excited" with either pregnancy. It never seemed real and he always struggled to get his head around it. He said the scans were just a blurry blob lol. And he didn't really bond with dd1 until she was few weeks old and started smiling and responding to him. A newborn baby was just so foreign to him and he was nervous and scared of her fragility, and I did all the hands in stuff.
2nd time around he bonded a lot faster as he was more confident and involved with nappy changes etc.
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 14-10-2016 at 08:55.
The Following User Says Thank You to Little Miss Sunshine For This Useful Post:
By maternidade in forum Family & FriendsReplies: 6Last Post: 25-03-2016, 09:11
By ~Marigold~ in forum First Trimester ChatReplies: 7Last Post: 14-12-2015, 17:55
By Little Miss Sunshine in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 2Last Post: 11-12-2015, 16:39
Little Rugby NSWCatch, weave, chase, run, but most of all have FUN! Little Rugby runs a NSW network of fun, safe and non-contact footy ...
LATEST5 ideas for the perfect baby shower giftSurrogacy and why many parents break the lawHow to get your kids to bring home empty lunch boxes
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Would you help your kids with?General Chat
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #2pregnancy and babies through IVF
Bullying recoveryWorking Hubbers - Employed
IVF/FET April & May chatConception & Fertility General Chat
What is the best holiday you have ever had?General Chat
CD8, Who's also at the start of their cycle and TTC?Conception & Fertility General Chat
IVF babies due March/April/May 2017#2pregnancy and babies through IVF
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat