fatherhood

On Having A Doula

September 19, 2012
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A post from Matt on having a doula: Here’s one of the other benefits to being on the other side of pregnancy: we finally have something to talk about! No longer do I get asked “Are you excited” as a means of starting a conversation – there’s the entire exciting birth to share with others. […]

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A Little Zen

September 14, 2012
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Another post by the new father, Matt: I have to hand it to all the mothers out there – I can’t believe what you have to go through to deliver a baby. The worst pain I’ve ever felt was after I had back surgery in 2004. For those who don’t know, I had a spinal […]

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Waiting for The Day

September 10, 2012
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We just had a big BERFday in our house!! I hope to write my birth story (I can’t wait to put it in writing!), how breastfeeding is going, what happened to my body and more – all coming in time. For now, here is the first of several posts that Matt has journaled about his […]

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38 Weeks: A Father’s Reflections On Pregnancy

August 20, 2012
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What aspects of your pregnancy have been the most exciting? I’ve enjoyed learning all about the biology of what’s going on in the womb – it’s so strange to me that women’s bodies can essentially enter this other phase where they work differently from all other times in their lives. And it’s all hormone and […]

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34 Weeks: Dads Don’t Sit

July 24, 2012
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If you’ve ever been in the room when someone says “my husband is going to babysit” then you might have experienced some ruffled fathers feathers. Using the word dad and “babysit” in the same sentence wasn’t something that I might have known not to say before becoming pregnant, but I’ve heard women respond with a […]

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24 Weeks: Fatherhood Part II

May 16, 2012

Overall I feel like fatherhood is going to be a learning experience for me even more than my child!  But there are several things I’m particularly looking forward to doing with him: Cooking – When I was a kid I would try to help in the kitchen, but I didn’t really do too much, and […]

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13 weeks: Fatherhood–Part I

March 13, 2012
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A message from the dad-to-be during the first trimester… When did you feel like an “adult”? I consider the day I graduated college to be the day I became an adult. Sure, I had some responsibilities beforehand, and yes, I barely knew what I was doing afterwards, but that was the time where I truly […]

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