Ramping up to Birth Article
Getting Ready for Your Baby
In addition to hearing her heartbeat and feeling her kick, spend some time doing things that will help you connect and feel ready once your little one arrives:
- Get some experience with a baby, any baby, especially alone with another father you know. Just hold the baby for a while, talk to him, and check out how he will stare at you and fully check you out. Try calming him if he's fussy by rocking or walking with him.
- Go out by yourself and buy something for your baby. A birthday gift just from you. It can be inexpensive; perhaps booties to keep her tiny feet warm.
- Think of doing things together with your child as he grows up.
- Finally, visualize yourself holding your brand new baby, looking down at him in your arms, saying "I am your father." Amazing.
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