Bringing Baby Home
Welcome home! This is when fatherhood becomes real, like nothing else you have read or seen before. The moment you bring your adorable little baby into your home is often the very same moment that you realize just how different everything is about to become in your life.
It can be amazing—and it can also be a little terrifying.
You and your wife are now completely responsible for this little being who is utterly dependent upon you for every single thing. Your baby is going to sleep and cry and sleep and scream and sleep and poop and sleep some more. Those first few weeks may be a huge blur until you adjust to your baby's schedule. "What time is it?" you'll ask at some point. "Three," your partner will respond, and you'll wonder, "Is it morning or afternoon?" and then you'll realize it doesn't matter.
The most important thing to remember from now on is that parenting is a skill, something you learn to do, not something you are born knowing. You are going to make mistakes, but you will learn from them and you'll look back on those fumbling times with fondness.
And your baby will never know. All your child will experience is the unconditional love you and your partner feel, and that is what matters most.