It may seem at first like all you do is change diapers, feed your baby, hold him, try to get him to sleep, and carry him around. But you are doing so much more. Everything you say and do is giving your baby his first messages about who he is, what the world is like, and what to expect from you and other people.
Slowly but surely, you’ll get the basics down: holding your baby, diapering, feeding, bathing and going on a walk. It won’t always be easy. While some days will be tougher and longer than others, his beautiful smile just for you will help make it all worth it.
How do you feel? Perhaps you feel great energy or absolute exhaustion, excitement or sadness, confidence or nervousness, or all these feelings jumbled together. All parents, especially first time parents, experience a wide range of feelings. This is normal. Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) is the nation's
leading non-profit organization working to end father absence. Underlying many
of society's most pressing challenges is a lack of father involvement in their
children's lives. National Fatherhood
Initiative’s vision is for every child to grow up with an involved,
responsible, and committed father. Click the link to find a program or resource