My pride and joy

Your Baby & Toddler - - Your Voice - Te­bogo ubisi

I have to ad­mit that I was com­pletely un­pre­pared for how be­ing a fa­ther would change my life – and for the bet­ter! Dur­ing the preg­nancy, I re­ally thought that the baby and ev­ery­thing to do with it was my wife’s prob­lem. That men just aren’t made to be such a big part of baby­hood. But when our lit­tle girl was born I ex­pe­ri­enced what I could only de­scribe as an over­whelm­ing love and need to care for her, my­self. My friends and fam­ily tease me con­stantly be­cause I go out of my way to bath the baby and change her nap­pies, that I sing her lul­la­bies and spend time play­ing with her in­stead of catch­ing the lat­est game on TV – but I don’t care what they say! Look­ing af­ter our lit­tle girl hand in hand with my wife is the best feel­ing ever, and it’s taught me so much about my­self. So to the dads out there, stop wor­ry­ing about what the world will think of you and get down to re­ally par­ent­ing your baby. Be in­volved with all the as­pects and I prom­ise you, you won’t look back.

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