The baby of the family, my sister, just had her first child. Hooray!!
Matthew and I are so excited for the newest addition to the family and my Mother’s 20th grandchild. Hooray again!
My sister has been around nieces and nephews since she was a youngin’ herself. So Matthew and I assumed that she knows all there is to know about babies.
We were wrong. Of course, there are some things that you can only learn from doing it yourself. So there is lots of advice for first time mothers from other mothers. But we decided that we, as awesome dads, should tell the young mom’s what to expect.
So you just gave birth, which I gotta tell you does not look like a whole lot of fun. So why in heaven’s name would any woman ever have another child. Answer?
Lesson 1. Girls are stupid. Either that or there is some magic hormone that makes women forget all about the trials of pregnancy and childbirth. Truth is, you will not even remember that I wrote this. The magic hormone erases all the negatives from your mind. I don’t know how it works but I am convinced that it is the same magic hormone that never lets my wife forget anything that I have ever done wrong. Ying. Yang. Babies good. Husbands bad. You remember what you want to remember, that is the way it works.
Lesson 2. Don’t expect to bond with your baby immediately. You just gave birth to a hairless rat that gives no emotional feedback whatsoever. Your body…