Much as most people want to know what it is like to be a dad, there are some things you just have to experience firsthand in order to know them. Still, people have this picture of perfect bliss when it comes to fatherhood. But there is so much more that goes on in the background. Here are things that are true, but you never get told enough.
There is no perfect dad
You will make mistakes. You are not going to be a perfect dad. You might think you are giving it all to the child but even that, might never be enough. Just do your part and do it at your best.
Be ready for sacrifices
Everyone needs sleep. But this time, you will have to sacrifice lots of things including sleep. The baby’s pattern will be your pattern too. You will have to sacrifice money, comfort, and even your time just for the little one. Don’t worry, all is worth it!
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You will be a ‘mum’ too
You will need to help your wife and learn to do all the things that she does for the newborn. This includes changing diapers and even bathing the baby too. Diapers can be messy, but you will have to take care of it. With time, you will learn how to do all this with time. So don’t worry!
You won’t have sex often as before
The child will come and change almost everything. Health experts recommend waiting 4- 6 weeks postpartum to resume sex. Your wife will still be sore and she will only be starting to get used to her routines. In fact this duration might be much longer depending on how well she heals and how comfortable she is.
It is not all about you
If you had all the attention from the mother of your child before, you will have to contend with what she has left after dealing with the baby and getting through the routines of the day. Try not to sulk when you feel she is giving all the attention to the baby.
Be ready to be an entertainer!
Do you have a bedtime story? Are you a good singer? At some point you will need to keep the baby entertained and you will have to turn into a playmate and the entertainer of the house.