Recently I wrote a post about how things were going for me since becoming a mom, you can check it out here! I thought that now would be the perfect time to write something from Ben’s perspective on being a dad.
You’d think that after watching your own dad be a dad for your entire life you would have a good grasp on how to be one yourself. But that isn’t always the case. When you are gifted this new life, it can feel like you’ve never even seen a baby before. That first night after you bring her home feels like an eternity. Is she still breathing? Is she going to wake up if I roll over and the bed creaks? Maybe I should wait another five minutes before trying.
After a while all of that bottled up uncertainty turns into knowing. Eventually you learn what your baby likes and what she doesn’t like, and you are able to watch her learn about the world rather than worrying about if she ate for long enough or if you need to wake her up from her nap. (Hint: You probably shouldn’t wake her up :))