Time to Prepare!
When my wife and I found out we were pregnant with twins, we just could not wait to share the news
with our parents.
I will never forget calling my mom.
“Mom, the ultrasound went well today. Everything looks good. The babies’ hearts are beating strong.”
My mom took a second. “Did you say babies? Like, plural?”
A few weeks later, we found out that God blessed us with a boy and a girl.
It was now time to prepare. She was due in the summer, just five months away!
Putting together cribs, finding the right car seats, and installing those monsters. Dads, if you struggle
with car seats, I feel your pain.
My wife and I attended a birthing class where we learned what we could expect as the due date
approached. I learned how to change a diaper, although it is a lot different on a doll than on a
screaming tiny little baby.
If you are about to become a father for the first time, I cannot recommend this class enough. Check with
the hospital you will be delivering at to see if they offer birthing classes. I was very nervous, and this
class and instructor set me at ease. We watched videos, worked through a workbook and were able to
ask any question. Nothing is off limits. It also presented an opportunity to talk to other soon-to-be
parents and share ideas and fears with each other. Take a class. It is worth it.
Preparation is a funny thing though. You can prepare all you want. But at the end of the day, when your
baby is born, it is like you have forgotten anything you read or learned. All bets are off. Panic might set
But rest assured. That is what I am here for. I am going to share how I made it through the early years. I
have methods that worked for us and I also failed too. It is okay.
We are all learning together.