It Has Happened…

As of today, I have been a father for 7 days.  

My daughter was born on February 9, 2017. I find myself stuck. Stuck in between trying to shake off this feeling of awe and finding the courage everyday to be what I need to be for my family. As always, I have somewhat come to a conclusion that I choose to share here.

First off, I don’t want to shake this feeling of awe off. No way will I let this go. Every time I look at her I’m consumed ever more by brilliance and a glow that only she can produce. I feel like a child on Christmas morning every time she looks at me. Can’t help but smile.

Secondly, where else am I going to find courage if not in these trying times? I thought to myself, “I wish I could have built the courage and wisdom that I needed for this stage of my life before hand. I wish I could feel capable.” But then someone wise reminded me – no one is ever ready. No amount of preparation or study can give you what you need. My faith lies in that everything I need to guide her correctly is in a book sitting by my bedside right now. A book known to be the “Best Selling Book of all time.”

These new sentiments are really doing a number on me. I have taken the days off of work to be with my wife and New Born and have cherished them so deeply. Aside from the sleep-deprived nights and not knowing what to do half the time, I’m proud of where I am. I do believe that I have a long way to go. But so far that journey is a great one. 

So now I ask for your help!

If you can spare the time, any tips and tricks on Colic, stomach cramps, and sleepless babies will be most appreciated!! Leave a comment as I am willing to try anything in order to understand and help her the best I can.

Cheers gang

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6 thoughts on “It Has Happened…

  1. Congrats!!! Your paternal instincts will come out naturally.Yoy will know the right thing to do. Don’t be boxed-in that you have to go by a parenting book. Parenting skills and techniques vary in any part of the world. The most important part is to be there for your daughter.

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  2. Colic, not sleeping etc can all be helped by putting baby on a firm surface like your arm or an elevated knee/thigh with her head higher than her body & gentle rubs/massages. Lots of babies enjoy being held while the adult sways or rocks. If in doubt cuddle. If the baby is still crying but can feel you trying to help she will be comforted and not traumatised. Just keep trying! And look after the mum, happy parents go a long way to making a happy child. Congratulations!

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