Do you think that (in general) it takes husbands longer to \'get it\'?

Posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 5:39am
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I don't regret having my son at all - he is the joy of our life! In some ways I do wish I had done a little more research in regards to pn's, soy and possible elimination diets - but you live and learn. Would it have worked out differently, I don't know. I am currently pregnant (though hopefully only for a few more days) with our second son and have taken a few steps in hoping to eliminate some of the MFA's that my other son has. Our biggest fear is that DS#2 will have allergies that are the opposite of DS#1, mind you, I say that jokingly. I believe regardless of the issues DS#1 has, I would have had more children anyway. We didn't really have time to think about it though - let's just say the Catholic method of birth control is not foolproof.

I'm trying to think positively though. There have been numerous benefits to my son's MFA's. The number one being is that we eat so much more healthy - not eating out and lots of cooking from scratch. Since heart disease runs in my husband's family, this has been a very good thing. His dad died when he was 18 (granted he was in his 60's), by making these changes we hope my husband will be there to see his grandkids!

Thank you for the pep-talk though! As much as I try to be positive, there are those days when it gets to be overwhelming in some ways. Just have to get back on the horse and keep going!

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Mommy to Aiden 1/26/05 PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered DS#2 is due July 15, 2006 who we hope will be AF

Posted on: Fri, 07/14/2006 - 12:46am
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I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one whose husband is passive and not proactive about this. I do all the research, I deal with the doctors, I get the prescriptions filled, I consult the forums, get info for trips and for groceries, etc.
I think he relies on me to pass the info along to him. In fact, our 15 year old allergic daughter knows more about it and tells him what to do! Dad, read the labels, Dad, that's not safe!
He says he cares about his children, yet he has never read a single parenting book or article. He reads books on the economy, reads the business section and knows a lot about a lot of things, but I don't get why he doesn't resesarch this! I will never, never understand the male mind....

Posted on: Fri, 07/14/2006 - 12:46am
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Joined: 07/13/2006 - 09:00

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one whose husband is passive and not proactive about this. I do all the research, I deal with the doctors, I get the prescriptions filled, I consult the forums, get info for trips and for groceries, etc.
I think he relies on me to pass the info along to him. In fact, our 15 year old allergic daughter knows more about it and tells him what to do! Dad, read the labels, Dad, that's not safe!
He says he cares about his children, yet he has never read a single parenting book or article. He reads books on the economy, reads the business section and knows a lot about a lot of things, but I don't get why he doesn't resesarch this! I will never, never understand the male mind....

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