The Birth of! has been an idea swimming around in my head since our son, Ace, was born in March 2007. Today he is almost 6 months old. It’s unbelievable how much he has changed and learned in the past few months!

I have never been around babies or kids and had no idea what to expect, or what to do! So, being the geek that I am, I started looking on the internet for information for Dads. As you probably know, I didn’t find much.

Many of the sites on the net are written for the Mothers. In history the mother of a child had been the primary care giver and the dad would go to work and bring home the bacon, but that is no longer a true statement.

There are many stay at home dads these days. Many more women are going to college, getting good paying jobs, and bringing home the bacon. I think this is awesome! Actually I am jealous of these Dads. I would love to be able to stay at home with my son every day!

My wife and I both work at the current time. I work Monday through Friday, and she works Tuesday through Saturday. This means I get to spend every Saturday alone with my son.

This was a bit scary at first. When my wife first went back to work after maternity leave I got my first experience at being unsupervised with Ace. Even though I had taken a few weeks off work myself to assist my wife (really she was teaching me what to do during this time period), it was a bit scary.

My wife was at work. I was home. Ace was at home with me. I was just going to play it cool and try to handle every situation, one at a time, as it came along. It was tempting to call my wife every time I had a question, but I forced myself to put the phone down and just do what I thought was right.

Ya know, it is amazing how much instinct is involved in being a Dad. Most of the stuff just came naturally. I just stayed calm, and did what came naturally.

That first day when my wife called me to check up on us I was so proud to say that everything was going great! I had been making bottles, changing diapers, and successfully getting him to take some naps!

I know it doesn’t sound like much to you experienced Dads out there, but this was a huge accomplishment for me!

I have learned so much over the past 6 months and I wanted to create a place for Dads to be able to come and read my stories, share their stories, and read about everything related to being a Dad.

I would love to hear your stories about your first time home alone with your child! Feel free to tell your story in the comment box below!

One Comment

  1. daniel says:

    I have never been around babies or kids and had no idea what to expect, or what to do!