What can I say other than I’m super excited to be a father. This first baby was not planned, and has been an interesting experience so far to say the least (more details later). I have no experience with parenthood, but I’m reading a lot of information trying to disseminate what is the good and what is actually just created in the interwebs to scare the heck out of moms and dads to be.
Maybe you are in the same place as me. You are a guy that knows he has a big responsibility, and you would like to think you are going to be awesome at this, but you understand you know nothing about being a father like me. No worries, currently I am in the same boat with you. At this point there are a lot of what ifs, so the best thing to do is just chill and focus on having a healthy baby and supporting the woman carrying this child. It’s too easy to get carried away with imagining your future boy or girl at various ages in the future (if you are excited about this).
If you’re not on that side of the coin, maybe you are in that other group of guys that is still in disbelief, and you feel like you want to run away. Take a chill pill and relax. Take things one step at a time. A rash decision could cause you to make a regrettable mistake that could haunt you forever, so just work with your woman and your situation and continue reading on (things get better). This whole new experience, is not the end of the world, but the beginning of a new one.
In my upcoming posts I’m going to revert back to the day I found out my wife was pregnant, and what I did to not only handle the pressures mentally of a child, but the tough things she was going through. Since this post is more or less a starting point to this blog, I am going to begin adding below a list of beneficial posts for expecting fathers. I know you moms out there might want to get into the mind of a man in this situation, so I encourage you to read on as well.