My baby girl is 3 months old. We weren’t planning on kids, didn’t want to bring a child into this world, but when my SO got pregnant we decided that we wanted to be parents and chose her. She fought her way out through a traumatic birth and is the most beautiful, sweet little person I’ve ever met.
I’m lucky to be able to work from home, so I’ve witnessed all her milestones. I’ve been able to hold and love her when she’s anxious. I try to help my SO so she can recover and rest and get back into her career.
The thing is, I feel like a man adrift in the ocean. I get to spend so much time with my baby, which I wouldn’t trade for the world, but I have NO accountability, no lifelines that I can rely on. Family defers to us (which I appreciate) but man I have no idea if I’m making the right decisions. I have to decide if Grandma can even hold the baby, and nobody can tell me if that’s the right call. My friends are single and are rearing to get back to normal pre-COVOD life, which I get, but that’s not an option for me so I feel disconnected from my people.
I’m stressed beyond the point I thought I could reach. I feel like there’s no good answer on How to be a COVID Dad I guess, but I would love to know how other dads are faring. how can I make sure i’m a good dad? I don’t know