to not want him parenting my newborn with me?

(79 Posts)
WestieMamma Sun 12-May-13 18:02:24

Because he's such a know-it-all and I feel under so much scrutiny and pressure. The slightest peep out of the baby and he's there, giving me dirty looks for not responding quicker. He watches everything I do with a critical look on his face. He's even taken to supervising the baby when he sleeps and getting shirty with anyone close enough to disturb the sleeping baby.

I understand that he wants to be involved especially as he'll never be a parent himself (vet removed his bits after he tried to hump the postman), but AIBU to think he's taking it too far?

You will be so grateful when DC is a toddler and you don't have to worry about reins. Herding the family together is a skill you can't buy.

pictish Sun 12-May-13 18:04:06

LOL! grin

You totally had me there!

Tee2072 Sun 12-May-13 18:04:23

grin

Saidar Sun 12-May-13 18:05:10

"getting shirty with anyone close enough to disturb the sleeping baby"

Is he doing this with immediate family (i.e. the pack as he sees it) or just with those coming to visit with whom he's not familier?

(Sorry I know this was meant to be lighthearted but the former's a worry the latter isn't)

Dog used to guard DS in his padding pool. Apparently I wasn't up to the job.

heronsfly Sun 12-May-13 18:06:55

grin what a lovely post.

CrowsLanding Sun 12-May-13 18:07:29

This has made me grin

WestieMamma Sun 12-May-13 18:12:52

Is he doing this with immediate family (i.e. the pack as he sees it) or just with those coming to visit with whom he's not familier?

He went totally beserk at the wasp which flew near the pram. I've never seen him so angry. So far humans just get dirty looks.

Booyhoo Sun 12-May-13 18:16:25

grin

thebody Sun 12-May-13 18:18:19

Ah how sweet.

Saidar Sun 12-May-13 18:18:56

Aw Westie, sounds like you have a lovely wee dog there. Bless him.

It's nice when dogs take so well to new smalls coming into the house. Congrats btw.

In our house he takes a very dim view of birds who dare to chirp while the baby is sleeping.

yaimee Sun 12-May-13 18:19:52

grin awww I've gone all warm and fuzzy!

WestieMamma Sun 12-May-13 18:21:57

The cats don't think it's very nice. He's not allowed them to come into the living room since his baby arrived. They've taken to calling for their dinner from the cellar.

Steffanoid Sun 12-May-13 18:23:29

I think it's lovely he is helping, at least he's not bad with him or towards your dc grin

spiderlight Sun 12-May-13 18:24:33

Awwwwww grin Reminds me of our lurcher, who stayed up virtually around the clock with us for the first week or so, got up for every feed or change and wouldn't let DS out of his sight. All our very early photos have a really knackered-looking dog in the background.

SugarPasteGreyhound Sun 12-May-13 18:25:03

My parents' old German shepherd apparently did this with me when I was a baby. Mum said she was a cracking babysitter; she'd lay at the foot of the pram. If I cried she'd start barking so Mum knew. When I started toddling I'd pull myself up using her fur and she'd prop me up as I wobbled. She died when I was six, so I can remember her.

It's lovely that your dog has such protective instincts!

DameFanny Sun 12-May-13 18:25:22

grin totally had me!

Goldmandra Sun 12-May-13 18:26:24

I remember when DD1 was born and my parents' old dog used to come and sit on my feet when I was holding her. He used to let everyone who came near us know her was watching them. Sadly he had to be put down when she was three months old sad

Our JRT gets between DD2 (10) and any adult visitors who get too close or try to tickle or tease her in ant way. No teeth or growling. He just places himself between them and glares at the visitor smile

Aw that's so lovely smile

PetiteRaleuse Sun 12-May-13 18:34:18

grin

My cat comes and bites me when she thinks I am not responding quickly enough to the baby crying. Did it the first time when I came home with DD1. I was having a lie down and she jumped on to the bed, jumped on to me right over my c section wound (ow) then bit me. Hard. It wasn't the best welcome home. She stopped when Dd1 was about one and then started again when I came home with DD2.

squeakytoy Sun 12-May-13 18:38:16

We had a basset hound when I was a kid, and he was my protector.. nobody could come near me if he didnt know them. My dad once went to slap me on the bum (playfighting) and the dog had his wrist in a tight grip.. no broken skin but my Dad never dared do it again! lol!

Dawndonna Sun 12-May-13 18:46:46

Ahh, I had a daxie/russell cross that did this with my first. Made me sniff!

grin great

crashdoll Sun 12-May-13 18:58:52

He's probably thinking that you are not as adept as him to be taking care of a hairless puppy, not being a dog yourself and all that. wink

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