When she told me the news, there were so many thoughts that flooded my mind. I remember coming out of the bathroom on a weekend morning and looking at my pillow before I jumped back in to bed and there, on a towel, was the pregnancy test with a positive result. Now this wasn’t something that was unplanned; we had talked about it before and were ready to take this step. However, looking at that test was like BOOM! Hey, guess what? You’re going to be a father! Over the next few days, it was slowly sinking in that this was real and not some sort of scare like when you’re a young adult (not admitting that this happened to me, ahem ahem). Even now, 30 weeks in, I still catch myself thinking, wow…someone is going to call me dad…or dada…or daddy.
Reactions are a funny thing. They can be instant, or they can simmer inside of you. For me, this has been a simmering type of reaction. As it gets closer and closer, I feel that the reaction of being a father, not the reality, but the reaction, becomes stronger and stronger. I think it will hit the peak on delivery day when I look down at this human being in my arms, all wrinkly and wrapped up, and my insides will say “Yes..you’re a father, dad, daddy to this little girl in your hands.”
So guys, how did you find out you were going to be a dad? What did you think when you first got that news and how did you feel? Drop a comment below and share your experiences.
10/26/2017 BB (before baby)