Through a Father's Eyes
How does anyone put into words the emotions and thoughts regarding the birth of one of their children? This is especially true of a first child, without a previous well of experiences. My wife and I had roughly 9 months of major prep time. We purchased a lot of books, received much advice, took a Natural Childbirth class, took an infant CPR class, accumulated quite the load of baby stuff, amassed several well organized bags for the hospital trip - all pretty typical first time parent activities. Living in Kansas City, Missouri, we had many Baby Superstores to make sure we had everything on the checklists. We decided to let the sex of the baby be a surprise, especially due to the fact that our chances of having a girl were slim.