We hear so much about the incredible selflessness and love of mothers that sometimes we tend to forget other, equally important person in child's life - dad.
Instagram account "Don't Forget Dads" celebrates fatherhood by sharing adorable images and stories about dads, their love and their impact on the little ones.
The idea behind the account is not only to showcase the beauty of fatherly love, but also to encourage all fathers to be involved in the lives of kids from a really young age. "I don't babysit, I parent." And this is exactly what every one of these amazing men does.
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#1 My Heart... One Last Kiss From Daddy For Our Sweet Baby Boy. I Tried To Reach Daddy But Couldn't & That's When A Friend Stepped In And Accomplished What I Was Trying To. We Love You And We Miss You Already
#2 The Hardest Part Of Every Day Is Leaving My Little Man!
#3 The Absolute Joy You Feel When You're Loved For Simply Being You
#4 Because Dads Are Born Too, And Magic Happens In That Moment
#5 Unconditional Love. You Just Don't Know Until You Become A Parent. It's Incredible! You Are Capable. You Are Enough. You Are Their Everything
#6 Husband And Dad Goals. He's The Real Deal... Just Let This All Soak In. Vacuuming, Baby Wearing, Holding Needy Toddler... Beard
#7 If Everyone Is Getting Sleep, We Don't Judge How It Gets Done Because Sleep Is Everything
#9 Snuggly Love
#10 This Is A Story About A Mom And A Dad Who Went Through Loss And Persistence To Get Their Baby
That tattoo on his chest was done after their first miscarriage, and now his daughter lies her sweet head against it. Both of them a reminder of triumph.
#12 If It Wasn't For The Fact That I Grew Him For 9 Months, Let Him Live With His Butt In My Ribcage 24/7, And Then Birthed Him, You'd Never Even Know He Is Mine. And I'm Totally Okay With That
#13 He's A Hardworking Dad Of Twins Boys
He works 60-70 weeks, travels, and still manages to take great care of our sons. He didn't have a dad growing up so he has no experiences to draw from. He isn't perfect, but he's the perfect Daddy Bear to our Cubs.
#14 It's Hard To Believe These Tiny Hands Will One Day Grow To Be Nearly As Big As Mine
#15 Wow. Hours Old And Already Lifting Her Head Up High To Get A Good Look At Her Daddy!
#16 Mini-me Status On Point
#17 Sending Y'all Big Doses Of Oxytocin Today!
#20 Always Make Sure That My Boy Is Always Laughing And Smiling Making The Best Of Every Day!
#21 No Words Needed
#22 A Huge Shoutout To This Guy Who Is Trying So Hard To Take Care Of A Post Surgery Wife Who Can't Lift Anything Or Help With The Kids, A Toddler With Fever, Croupy Cough, And Runny Nose And A 5-year-old Who Never Stops Talking
#23 The Feeling When You Hold Your First Daughter For The Very First Time
#24 Just Wow. What A Moment For This New Dad, For Mom, And For The Doctor. This Is What Birth Without Fear Is All About. Options, Support, Respect
#25 Daddy-ing Like A Boss
#27 I Rolled Over To This Last Night, And Now I'm Pretty Sure I No Longer Have Ovaries
#28 Farewell To My Well-Crafted Tough Guy Persona... And To Think I Was In A Swedish Death Metal Moshpit On Sunday
#29 The Realness Of This. P.s. His Wife Was Right There Ensuring Everyone Was Safe
#31 The Entire Universe Conspired To Help Me Find You
I changed my life, left everything I loved and knew and moved across the country to find this man, I'm so thankful now I can see that all the bumpy paths in our lives all played a part in helping us be ready for each other when we found one another. I wouldn't have imagined that 2 years ago I would be here, sharing the most incredible profound love with the man of my heart, welcoming our child, and carefully creating our own family that I had only dreamed of. _ We survived 73 hours of excruciating intense labor that resulted in complications that we had hoped would never happen, he learned my contractions before they came and experienced every painful one with me, he never left my side. We endured the hardest and most challenging thing I've ever experienced in my life, together. And it made us closer and more in love. I'll never forget looking into his eyes when we first heard Wolfe cry and I saw something I can't even put into words happen. His previous sense of self was shed and a father was born, and our hearts were finally fully open to experience what I see now as true love. _ I love this man, I love where we've been together and where we are going. He is the only person who belongs next to me, infinitely. These two are in my veins, heart and soul.
#32 When Your Heart Fits In Your Hands
#33 She Snoozed Right Through Her First Hike Up The Mountain!
#34 Everything About This Is Just Amazing. And Those Little Hands Holding On To Each Other Makes Us Swoon
#36 It Was Like Riding Waves Of An Ocean
Trusting my body and my baby, I recognized when a fearful thought would arise and chose to change it. Absolutely it was incredibly hard, but I was strong - stronger than maybe some skeptics had believed when they found out I was doing a home birth. And sincerely, people's doubts never offended me. I just felt sad that they didn't realize the full feminine strength that all women posses. I got to experience it in all its fullness yesterday, and my reward was birthing, not only a baby, but also a mom. _ Bonnie started letting me know she wanted to come meet the world at 5:00am on Monday, January 2, and my astounding husband and mother helped me labor until about 12:45pm when I got in our bathtub to push. My little sweet sister joined us then to squeeze my hand and help document the journey. Our midwife, Emily, from Lovers Lane Birth Center, was calming and made me feel strong and safe. The last push was something I'll never forget - a defining moment in my life. She came out into the water at 1:59pm and she was perfect. _ Ben and I got a moment alone with this new little angel and I fell even more in love with my sweet husband. I'm reliving yesterday in my head over and over again. It was amazing, and if you are at all interested in a home or natural birth, I'm thrilled to help provide any insight or resources. _ Our little Birdie is 7.5lbs and 20in long with hair already long enough for pigtails. She pooped on me three times in the first two hours of her life, so we know she's for sure Ben's daughter...
#37 That Moment When You Realize That You Did It And Your Baby Is Here!
#38 Snuck In A Picture Of These Two
The way she looks at him just tugs at my heart strings! I always wanted a girl first. I needed to see that daddy's girls could be a real thing and not just something I saw on tv. One day I'll tell her the story of how Jacob suffered a stroke two weeks before she was born, and she will know of his fight to get back to 100% just for her!
#39 Life Is A Balance Of Holding On And Letting Go, - Rumi
#40 Shower Time With Dad This Morning
#41 Sleeping Beauties
#42 So, What If, Instead Of Thinking About Solving Your Whole Life, You Just Think About Adding Additional Good Things. One At A Time Just Let Your Good Things Gro
#43 We Lead And Teach Our Children Most By Our Example And Time Spent With Them
#44 My Amazing Little Boy Truly Fills My Heart With Joy And Laughter Every Single Minute Of The Day!
#45 Thanks To My Hub For Making 26 One I'll Never Forget
For the beautiful flowers, for throwing it down in the kitchen, for the yummy bday cake, and for giving me the sweetest little cupcake in the world, our daughter. The best gifts l could ever ask for. I love you.
#46 Sweet Dreams Friends
#48 Wow! What A Moment! You Can See His Smile Through His Kiss. Everything About This Is Amazing!
#49 Birth Is Intense Like Love. You Are Her Rock, Her Support, Her Advocate, Her Biggest Believer
#50 We Need More Dads Like This... Dads Who Teach Their Girls What Love Is
Dads who protect their hearts. Dads who teach them what they deserve. Dads who make them strong. We need more dads who grab their little girls hands and dance with them.
#51 Sweet Dreams
#52 When Birthday Weekends Now Look Like This
#53 That Gaze. Sigh
#54 Sweet Dreams
#55 Everything Is Way More Magical When Dad Is Around. Especially Smashing Snowballs!
#56 There Are Moments You Can Feel How The Universe Aligned Everything For
#57 That Scrunchy Face!
#59 Y'all Know That Dad Selfies Are Our Favorite Selfies. And The Way She Looks At Him Is Everything
#60 Totally A Dad Thing. But Those Baby Rolls Are Amazing
#61 Father And Son In A Flower Milk Bath. Daddy Was So Proud To Do This With His Son. It Was So Touching!
#62 This Is Nellie And Daddy When She Was Around A Month Old, A Time When I Couldn't Let Myself Think Of Her Being Home And Healthy, Let Alone Having Just That And Another On The Way
Today I got to watch my not so little girl see her baby brother or sister squirming around at our ultrasound, she calmly watched the entire thing, so proud, pointing and saying "mummy's baby." Number two is looking great, we have a good flow of blood to the cord, everything crossed things will stay this way for our next scan in 3 weeks. I could burst with pride.
#63 Sweet Girl Had Her First Bathtub Experience Tonight. She Was So Calm Laying There Looking At Her Daddy
#64 Sweet And Colorful Dreams
#65 Daddy And Foxie Yawwns For Days; "Sleep When The Baby Sleeps" Yeah Right! Is Anyone Actually Able To Do This With A 2nd Or 3rd Child?
#66 These Little Ones Are Great Teachers Of Staying In The Present. Wander Off For A While And They Let You Know You Did
#67 Skin To Skin With Daddy
#68 When Dad's Arms Feel Like Best And Most Secure Place To Fall Asleep
#69 I Got You Babe
#70 Being The Cool Dad That He Is. This Is What The Weekend And Holidays Are For...
#71 Daddy And His Girls
#72 These Sleepless Nights Have Been Completely Worth It...
#73 Fatherhood Is Sexy. Be Present, Enjoy The Moments, Feel Gratitude And Soak In The Unconditional Love
#74 Brand New
#75 One Day He Knelt To Ask Her To Marry Him, Today He Kneels To Offer Her Support And Strength When She Needs It Most
I distinctly remember the days of shooting weddings and how I loved witnessing love! Birth photography has shown me love like no other, not only between parents and their children but the love and bond between lovers, between best friends, between soul mates. It's palpable. And I thank God for being a witness to this kind of love and sacrifice so often!
#76 Can We Go Back To 9 Days Ago When My Heart Grew A Million Times Over?
This amazing man turns 26 tomorrow. He always puts me and now little Noah first and makes sure we're taken care of. He is the most caring, thoughtful and loving husband I could ever dream of and now I get to watch him be an amazing dad.
#77 Refuelling And Dad-ing At The Same Time
#78 This Dad Was Overcome With Emotion After Catching His Son. This Is The Best Life Has To Offer.
#79 My Heart Is Full. I've Dreamt Of Taking This Photo Since Brian Got This Tattoo For Adaline
I never knew how much I loved you, until I saw how much you love her.