Being A Dad
Becoming a mom is a life-changing experience. But everybody forgets the first time dads. For most men, it’s a confusing phase of their lives. Just like expecting moms, fathers, too, have their share of apprehensions. And I was not an exception. It seemed like the entire pregnancy flew by. And before I knew it, a chubby, cuddly little doll marched into our lives. The moment I beheld the screaming little thing in the arms of my wife, I came to realize instinctively that my carefree existence has come to an end. To be precise, becoming a dad for the first time is really a big deal, but not exactly in a way that everybody would make you believe. Everybody will tell you that parenthood is sacred, but nobody will tell you that next one year you are going to remain sleep-deprived. Who says post-natal depression is only for new moms? It is a scary reality for new dads, too. And not to mention those poop disasters and nappy pad leakages and baby spit ups.
But in the end, I must add that despite all these emotional turmoil, the enormous rush of love you feel when you hold your child in your arms for the first time is priceless. A bundle of joy, indeed.