So. It has happened. After getting married only 2 months ago I got the amazing news that my new wife was pregnant!
Life changed forever with the shake of a very cheap looking cardboard stick. 2 very distinct lines indicating that it had happened. We had both created a life!
We have talked about it and indeed have planned it. We are both in our early 30s so we knew we didn’t want to wait around but I think we both thought that it would take a little longer and to be honest had feared that we would struggle to make it happen.
But yay it has happened!! Now what though…. Crap. I’m absolutely not prepared at all…!
Once the joy of the moment subsided slightly I found myself stood in the garden thinking about how totally unprepared I felt for someone else in this world to look at me and call me dad. To look to me for the comforts in life and the protection. I’m only just used to the responsibilities of marriage, now its gone to marriage+
The idea of this site is for me to be able to so share my thoughts, almost I guess like a diary, and hopefully in a few months time some other new dads will look at this and it might help to subside the panic some what. It probably wont be full of advice if I’m honest, I can already see it being a site that I use as a type of therapy.
There are loads and loads of mummy type blogs out there and they have already proved to be a great source of information but for me, I want to see an honest appraisal of what it means for a dad to “be pregnant”. What can I expect? What should I know? What will I find out?
As a first time dad I wont even pretend to be an expert, in fact, I’m totally the opposite. An idiot is probably closer to the truth, but lets see.
For the moment we are too early for me to put any kind of names up and we havent really told anyone, parents aside, so for the moment I will go simply by the name dad on here. Dad. wow.
With the support of my wife I’m sure ill get through this testing 9 months.