Realize that you don’t know what you’re doing either.
Many men assume women just know what they’re doing already when it comes to babies. However, if this is your first child, you’re new at this too, and you wish your man would remember that. Every time he calls for you asking what to do, you feel like turning the question right back at him.
Know that you still want to feel sexy.
All through pregnancy it felt like your body was more of a machine than a body, your genitals on display at the doctor’s office and your breasts now for use and abuse by your baby. However, you are not just a series of parts, and you can never hear enough your man telling you how great you look.
You’re not helping me by taking care of your own child
I don’t know why men think it’s women’s job to take care of the child and anything they do is helping us. Even if we are staying home with the baby at first (because someone has to), when he’s around, it’s just as much his job as ours. It’s his baby too.
Take the initiative without being asked
Instead of waiting to be asked to hold the baby so you can take a shower or make dinner because you are exhausted, it means the world when he takes the initiative to do whatever he can. Don’t say, “I don’t know you want a break unless you ask.” Of course you want a break.
Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you’re not working
It makes sense that when he comes home from working all day he wants to relax, but so do you. Evenings should be equal work for the both of you since you both spent the day working. The home is not necessarily you’re job when he is there.