+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    458
    Thanks
    92
    Thanked
    391
    Reviews
    0
    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.

    Congratulations!

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Fauvette For This Useful Post:

    Yogis Mumma  (15-10-2016)

  3. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    11,989
    Thanks
    7,815
    Thanked
    6,772
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 29/5/15Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week100 Posts in a week
    Congrats Hun! It's very common for men to not really bond with baby til later in pregnancy or not until Bub has arrived

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Mamasupial For This Useful Post:

    Yogis Mumma  (15-10-2016)

  5. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,297
    Thanks
    1,410
    Thanked
    1,322
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Smurfy View Post

    With my DH, that first scan and seeing a heartbeat was the first turning point. It was the first time he saw any sign of the existence of our child.
    Same with my DH he was pretty much in denial until that moment. He was happy to have a baby on the way but couldn't quite believe it or be genuinely excited until the first scan at about 7 weeks.

    Good luck with your pregnancy OP! And congrats

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to witherwings For This Useful Post:

    Yogis Mumma  (15-10-2016)

  7. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    5,212
    Thanks
    11,210
    Thanked
    5,458
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default 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 07:55.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Little Miss Sunshine For This Useful Post:

    Yogis Mumma  (15-10-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Would sent quick explanation email
    By maternidade in forum Family & Friends
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25-03-2016, 08:11
  2. Quick question
    By ~Marigold~ in forum First Trimester Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 14-12-2015, 16:55
  3. Quick q- should I wake her?!?
    By Little Miss Sunshine in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-12-2015, 15:39

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Impressionable KidsImpressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Delightful DecemberConception & Fertility General Chat
High Natural Killer Cells #10Reproductive Immunology
Tigger warning** advice sexual abuse from siblingGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
how to keep it dryGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›