Seven fears expectant fathers face

Edited and reposted from BabyCenter

By Jerrold Lee Shapiro

From the moment you learn of your partner’s pregnancy, you’re thrust into a strange new world and encouraged to participate in the pregnancy and birth process. Yet, you may feel awkward about sharing your fears and insecurities. That’s only natural. Here are seven common fears faced by fathers-to-be

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The diaper incident:

There are things nobody tells you when you become a dad. I have a suspicion most woman are more well informed when it comes to diaper… let’s call them “situations”. Men, we’re just not that informed. Sure, we know somewhere in the back of our minds that new borns leak out of every possible orifice. You just don’t truly grasp the full apocalyptic, world moving depth of that until you have a bundle of joy of your very own.

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There goes who you were. Becoming a new dad.

I remember my own naivety before I became a dad. I clearly remember thinking that when I became a dad I’d be different from any other dad through all of time. I’d keep on being me, just the way I was. I’d beat the odds. Buck the system. I’d find a way to stay out late with friends. My angel of a kid would magically sleep everywhere without a single complaint and I’d continue to stay up until 2AM. I’d have the energy of 1OO stallions and would fight to never drop off of the social map. I’d keep every one of my non-breeding friends and I would not lose touch.  I’d be that cool dad that they all aspired to be.

Wrong, wrong, wrong and wrong. 

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