Today is my better half's birthday and I dedicate this post and this day to celebrating him!
As I mentioned in my birth story post, Joel was the absolute best support person during labor and delivery. He's my number one fan in all things related to Charlotte's care. He advocates for me to breastfeed. He holds me when I cry. He lets me talk on and on about the mundane tasks of days with a newborn. He steps up to wash basically all the dishes because Charlotte sometimes nurses after dinner and my hands are occupied. He gets up to help with middle-of-the-night diaper changes and re-swaddles. He patiently gives his opinion and his support on big & small decisions.
PLUS, he is the absolute sweetest dad. Joel and Charlotte often read books together and he wears her with pride in our Ergo carrier, either for a day at the zoo or just walking around the house to help her sleep before dinner.