ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Family and Parenting»
  • Parenting Skills, Styles & Advice

Excitement And Horror Of Being A 1st Time Parent

Updated on August 2, 2010

Hello all, In this entry i will be sharing my unbelievable experiences so far as a first time father. Although the title has the name horror in it, there is really nothing horrifying about being a parent. It's more so just you working yourself up to think it may be horrifying at first !

Going from a single guy in his early 20's to changing diapers and making bottles. Now don't get me wrong this is not a complaint that i have to do these things, I actually love doing this for my daughter. I just think that when looked back upon, it's amazing on how fast some things change for the good when you don't ever really expect it.

Sometimes i find it hard to adjust to this new life as a daddy and a fiance. Going from not having any real responsibilities to speak of to now being the sole provider for our little family is both nerve racking and rewarding. I take great pride in my daughter when i look into her eyes and she smiles right away as if she knows how hard i work for her and she may only be 3 months old but it's her way of saying thank you to me.

I was very nervous when i first discovered that i was going to be a father for the first time but let me tell you that there is nothing to worry about. Yes all of the responsibilities like bills go through your head immediately but the overwhelming sense of pride that one gets from having their own child is the most amazing feeling in the world. I am 25 years old and i am very proud to say that i am a father to my 3 month old baby girl. Please stop in a recall the feeling you had when you had your first child or the feelings that have now on your way to be a first time parent. I look forward to hearing from you all.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tannehill85 profile image
      Author

      Eric 7 years ago from Illinois

      Thank you very much. I agree, you do have alot of mixed feelings in the beginning but somehow we manage to pull it all together and make it work. I look forward to reading your hubs and hearing from you again.

    • profile image

      Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

      Awesome hub! And good for you! It was a very long time ago that I became a mom for the first time, and I concur...the feelings are mixed. Mostly you just wnat to live up to your own expectations and be the very best parent you can be. Looking back at "Being Mom" 25 years after the fact, there are so many blessings you never imagined possible.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)