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It certainly feels great when you come to know that you are soon going to be a dad. Being happy is just not enough and you should prepare yourself fully to take up the responsibility of your would be kid. Parenthood is not a responsibility only to be handled by mothers, fathers too have a crucial role to play and together the two can nurture the baby with warmth, affection and proper guidance.
Here check out the 10 important things, you as a father should know before the baby is born and also to understand how to take care of things when your wife is pregnant.
Once your baby is born, you certainly will have to sacrifice your sex life for the initial few weeks as the new mother's body requires immense time to get back to normal. Therefore, you must make the best use of the present time and indulge in love making with your wife, only if she is comfortable with the idea.
Now that your wife is going through the most happiest as well as the crucial period of her life, all she needs the most is your love and support. Whenever possible, dig out some time and spend it with your wife. Go out for a walk, candle light dinner or movies; do anything which you think can please your beloved and keep her stress free.
Before your baby is born, make arrangements and buy a stroller for him. Your stroller should be such that it can easily get adjusted in your car and also you can use it with one hand while carrying other things in the other hand such as baby diapers, clothes, etc.
After the baby is born, you will find that the baby gears are enormous in amount and so you need to be prepared for it beforehand. Arrange everything properly and pack things in plastic bags so that they can be accessed easily whenever required.
Post the baby’s birth you’ll be the helping hand for your lady in cleaning your baby’s poops all the time; be it on floor, on stroller, carpet, bed, etc. You would be expected to change his nappies at all needed times. So be a man and start enjoying the talks of the poops of your new little baby.
First pregnancy is always full of anxiety for a woman. So it is your utmost responsibility that you keep your wife as happy and calm as possible. Surprise her with gifts like light jewelery, pregnancy apparels, pregnancy lingerie or take her to a restaurant she likes, or give her a day off so she that she can go to her favorite spa. Keep it simple yet let her know that you have a job in this pregnancy too.
Pregnancy time not just brings physical changes in the woman but also emotional changes. She can act a little fussy at times or be extremely emotional. Mood swings would be a constant thing for her. This apparently would be new for you as well but understand her situation and try to be calm and patient.
It's your baby too and you certainly don't have to wait for your wife or anyone else in the family to remind you of your duties and responsibilities. Be smart and considerate enough to take on all of them on your own. This surely will work as the greatest strength for your wife.