Fatherhood

RAISING A DAD – 23 October 2013

It’s a…

We decided a few weeks ago that we wanted to know the baby’s gender when we had the three month scan.

Today was that day and we’re having a boy!

I’m very excited by this news…now before I’m branded a sexist or subjected to a public shaming on twitter, let me explain.

I’m one of three brothers. I love my brothers and I love being a big brother.

Brothers is all I really know.

I recognise how amazing a daddy/daughter relationship can be, but I don’t know it.

I know mother/son and father/son and have brilliant experiences of both.

I guess there’s a bit of a sigh of relief with this news. Not because I’d have been gutted with a girl (I wouldn’t have been) but because I almost feel like I’ve got a head start with a boy.

And even though I know that’s not true, and even though nothing is going to prepare me for what’s to come, I feel a little more prepared for the arrival of my son.

…I’ve just read that last line again and freaked out…I’m ready for nothing.

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