In this article I write about my joy of becoming a parent and about how my life has changed since the birth of my son. It came as quite a shock to me a few years ago when my girlfriend told me that she was pregnant. We had in truth been trying for a baby, but I never thought it would happen. I have no idea why this was; I am fully aware of just how crazy I am at times. At the outset I am quite happy to admit that I was a little bit worried about the prospects of becoming a dad; I was unsure as to whether I would be up for the job, as it were, and was also unsure as to whether I was mature enough. The end result though was truly amazing and my son has certainly made my life complete.
I have always been far more interested in business than becoming a dad; I am involved with various projects to do with composite doors, helping people to obtain cheap hotel deals and also offering clients a stuttering treatment course.
I have never felt so happy as I did when I first saw my gorgeous son; they are emotions that are virtually impossible for me to describe . He was so small and light. I was handed some milk to feed him and he soon started to knock it back, a bit like me with the beer I thought to myself. My girlfriend left the room to have a bath and I was left in the room on my own, holding the baby as they say. I could not stop staring at him, he was so perfect. Looking back I now realise how crazy I was to be nervous about the whole thing – it is something that without a doubt has changed my life for the better.
My whole attitude to life has now changed, in the past socialising with my friends was a massive part of my life. Even though I still do go out with them, I have to say it is probably only around half as much as I used to. You might think I am sad but when I am out I do miss all of my family including my son.
Every morning he is the first one to wake up and walks into our room and says, morning! I wake up and there in front of me is my son with a beaming smile on his face. Can you get me some breakfast dad please? He loves his food! This is the best type of alarm I have ever had.
I have always been the type of person who is often anxious and stressed. This it has to be said can be known to lead to a stage of continued depression. Nowadays whenever I feel any of these symptoms I spend as much time as possible with my son as he soon puts a smile back onto my face.