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The Life of a First Time Expectant Dad

Ok, so let’s think about this…because there is a lot to consider. I found out 5 months ago that I’m expecting my first child, a little girl, and I am excited about it as I’ve ever been about anything.

Children are a huge responsibility; in fact they are every parent’s biggest responsibility. Preparing for them is just the same.

How do you cram in all the knowledge one will need to lead a youngster through the good and bad times in life in just nine months? Who knows? I guess that’s why we are all different in the way we were brought up and the way we teach our children.

After so many years of being on my own, without the worries of someone else, its time to set that aside for bigger things. While others around me are excited as well, it seems my worries are not the same as theirs. While I’m trying to figure out how to make sense of mine and my fiancé’s conflicting emotions, ways to support and encourage her throughout the pregnancy, and what childbirth classes don’t teach you…others are worrying about what my the baby’s bedroom theme will be. How do I know that already when I hardly have time to set up a space at home for everything we need to get for the little one, or time to learn ways to deal with the obstacles society places in the way of involved fathers?

I guess what I’m trying to say is getting prepared for a child as a father, is as big as the myth that you CAN actually be prepared. Because on top of all of this…I still have to choose a name. (Any Suggestions?)

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