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Dad Discovers... The First Few Hours

A Baby "Congratulations!" said the midwife, placing a tiny lump of wrinkly grey flesh on my wife's chest. I was a dad. After nine-and-a-bit months of pregnancy and many hours of labour here was a small person that we had made. A whole life that we'd just created from thin air. I looked at him as he slowly turned from grey to pink, and he looked at me with his dark eyes, sizing me up with an expression that said "So you're going to be my dad then huh? Interesting." I looked at his tiny hands and wrinkled fingers and he gripped my own finger with his hand. I was a dad. We stayed in the hospital for a while longer, I did my first nappy change and despite having prepared for his arrival for a very long time, we just looked at him in slight disbelief that he was there at all.
Leaving Eventually, the medical staff told us we were being discharged and could all go home. By this time he'd been dressed in his first little babygrow and looked much more like …

Dad Discovers... Blogging

The day I became a dad things changed. Not just the overwhelming sense of love and responsibility and the sick stains on my clothes, but the feeling I was entering a whole world of parenthood with it's own rules, expectations, products and activities! After finally feeling that I just about knew what I was doing with my life, I was now just a newbie trying to figure it all out as it came along.

More so than anything I've done before this has all been a massive learning curve, and I thought it might be fun to document as much of it as I could and share my findings with others. So I've created Dad Discovers. I hope you like it.