ex wants to go 6 weeks without visitation then get every weekend for 6 weeks after that
My ex's SO is about to have a baby, her first, his 2nd (we have one together, DS he is 6). He gets every other weekend from Friday afternoon till Saturday evening.
His SO doesn't want DS over until the baby is 6 weeks old. She is concerned with DS getting the baby sick because he goes to school. IMO, that is something she should have thought about before getting with a man who already has a child. The child doesn't just go away because you have one. I have 2 other children, one was born 5 months ago, and I never even considered the idea of sending DS to live with his dad for 6 weeks.
I asked him if he would like to take DS during the day on his weekend, maybe out somewhere, and he said that he feels that since he works during the week 12 hour shifts, he should stay home and help his SO take care of the baby on the weekends.
I told my ex that while I can't force him to take visitation if he chooses not to, he isn't going to get to make up the time later. I told him that he should be ashamed for being willing to put his son on the back burner for his SO's wishes. This was what I was afraid of when I found out that she was pregnant, DS would be pushed to the side. I am just thankful that DS is very close to my DH and that he has him as a father figure too.