We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook
Pdf Book Name: We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook
Author: Adrian Kulp
Publisher: Rockridge Press
ISBN-10, 13: 1939754682,978-1939754684
Pages: 292 pages
File size: 12 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB
We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook Pdf Book Description:
First off, congratulations, high fives, and down lows for having the insight, inspiration, and love that propelled you to pick up this book. Whether you read this book while commuting to work on the subway, taking a coffee break, or relaxing at home with a frosty beverage after everyone’s gone to bed, it will be worth your while. You’re about to become a father and there’s no bigger or more exciting thing on this earth. You have the awesome responsibility of shaping a young mind and becoming the role model that your child is going to need well past adolescence and maybe even into their own parenthood. Being a father is life changing on so many levels. Take it from me; I’m a father of three with the fourth on the way. Yes, I’m exhausted, but being 100 percent invested trumps any purported downsides. Learning that you will be a dad for the first time may be accompanied by overwhelming feelings of anxiety and fear but that’s normal. I went through it, as do most dads. These fears kick every new dad right in the gut with a pair of soccer cleats.
Will I suck at this? What if I screw up? What if I drop the baby? What if I forget the car seat on top of the car and start driving? I openly admit that I wasn’t quite ready to take on the responsibilities of being a dad, even though my wife and I were actively trying to get pregnant during our first year of marriage. I was still enjoying the freedoms of the life I had created nearly a decade before we met. Even into the first few months of my marriage, I maintained my previously curated schedule, coming and going as I pleased, with little consideration for my wife and her needs. For better or for worse, I was selfish for so many years, truly caring only about myself and my needs. So it’s not an exaggeration to say that fatherhood caught me by surprise, literally. The first time that those double lines on the pregnancy test made an appearance in my life was in 2008 as I was waking up after a night of debauchery while out on the town with friends. As I lay there, reeking of booze, snoring, and trying not to choke on my own saliva, my wife had placed that positive pregnancy stick on my nightstand. She had taken the test by herself the night before, after I’d promised to come home early but then didn’t. The curiosity had overwhelmed her, and she took the leap without me. And I don’t blame her.
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