The week we brought my daughter, Violet, home from the hospital was the probably one the craziest/best of my life.
For first time fathers, everything you have ever known up until then had been so different.
Up until that moment you walk through the front door of wherever you call home with a baby in your possession, your entire life has been mostly about you and your personal needs and choices.
You have, in essence, marched to the beat of your own drum, singing your own song along the way.
But no more.
Babies obviously require around-the-clock attention and care, so there’s that.
But even beyond the needs of your child, fathers experiencing the first week at home with a new family member are also apt to find out quickly that they are no longer the central character in their own play. That kid has stormed the stage, you see, and he or she is going to demand so much spotlight that if a new dad isn’t somewhat prepared for it (we can NEVER be fully prepare!), then he may quickly find himself in a doghouse of the magnitude he never knew even existed.
Now, my object here isn’t to scare any new pops. Not at all.
In fact, my aim is to help you by telling you some things that I learned during the week we first came home from the hospital with our daughter.
So come on, what have you got to lose??!!
I have been down that road.
And I’m here to tell you, that with a few tips and a whole lot of new-found focus, the greatest part of your life is about to kick off with one hell of a memorable week.
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