5 Aug 2009
Let me ask you a question … who’s watching out for your toddler? Keeping in mind that as a dad you will spend time alone with your children, you must have eyes in the back of your head, above your ears as well as on your face looking forward.
You have to open these eyes. Understand that you’ll have to teach your 2 or 3 year old to open their eyes on the tips of their toes or else they will stumble a lot. Soccer players have very astute eyes on their toes.
If you played some sports you might have opened your finger eyes … baseball, basketball, cricket, football or rugby.
We have eyes all over us … our cells that interpret the outside world for our bodies is sort of like eyes.
When it comes to becoming a dad during this very early phase of pregnancy your two eyes are quite under developed. Why? Because you’ve only needed to grow from being a child into being an adult. In parts of your life you might have very aware eyes however this early phase starts the process of growing the four others.
The process you’ll go through as a man, partner/husband and father-to-be is an opening up of your awareness as mentioned in an earlier blog entry. Awareness is a form of seeing, so is paying attention to detail and seeing what needs to be done then doing it.
The great news is that as you open your previously closed eyes you can do so many more things well gathering pride in yourself as a man and human being. Permit that to happen. You’ll never regret it.
When you look back on your life as a grandfather, you’ll see your journey more clearly. You don’t want to regret that you have not grown. Right now all around you are men who have not even known they need to grow during pregnancy, nor given the skills to do so, nor been honored in the process to become a father. Too many man are living their life without the essential skills to grow the wonderful qualities of fatherhood. In your life and the life of your friends and relatives you can change this. People around you will see this and admire you for your maturity and capability.
This blog will help you develop skills while your baby is growing inside its mom’s belly. You also need skills to be an effective help during The Birth. Here’s the best resource The Pink Kit Package (The Tool kit for fathers-to-be) is what you need to learn starting at 24 weeks … or later if you are reading this later in pregnancy. Become a wonderful birth coach/support and Wow your doctor or midwife, your parents, friends and partner. Step up now.