I asked one expert dad to share his experiences about his wife’s pregnancy and also asked what he learned after his two sons were born.
Take a look at what he had to say!
Q1: What concerns did you have when your spouse/partner was pregnant? In retrospect, were those concerns justified?
The only concern I had was during the first 3 months because of the chances of miss carrying. And yes in retrospect it was justified because we went through it on our second attempt.
Q2: What challenges did you encounter during your spouse/partner’s pregnancy? Did those challenges disappear after your baby was born?
No real challenges.
Q3: What did you enjoy the most about your spouse/partner’s pregnancy?
Hearing the baby make sounds of hick ups and seeing the ultrasounds for the first time.
Q4: What surprised you the most in the first month after your baby was born?
The amount of diapers you go through in one month – the average baby needs a new diaper 8-12 times a day!
Q5: What tips do you have for First-time-dads?
Get as much sleep as you can. Kids are a joy but they suck the life force out of you.
And don’t forget about time with your wife. Go out and forget that you have a kid and focus on her for at least a few hours. It will do wonders.
And man up and do everything with your kids – that includes changing diapers!
At the time of this post, I am just a week away from welcoming my baby girl into the world. I don’t know exactly what to expect but from what I’ve been told, my whole world is about to change!
I want to thank everyone who took part in this journey with me. I’ve enjoyed writing these blog posts and who knows, perhaps I’ll continue writing as I experience fatherhood for the first time!