26 Dec Mr. Matt Is A Dad
Mr. Matt Is A Dad
Monday morning. I was driving to perform at one of my favorite schools. My wife calls me. “Hey Maggie, what’s up?” “Hey, guess what?” “What?” “We’re pregnant.” I have been reading baby and pregnancy books non-stop. My favorite quote so far has been, “A happy mom is a happy baby.” I want to be an incredible father. I am currently working through The Baby Book: Everything You Need To Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears, MD, Martha Sears, RN, Robert Sears, MD, and James Sears, MD. There are some important ideas throughout the book that I would love to re-share. Secure attachment is the most important thing for a baby. It is important for the baby to have a safe and stable relationship/loving foundation with their parents. This enables the child to feel safe and confident when they grow up to go out and explore the world around them.
I am super excited. However, some of it is scary, I will admit. I want the baby to be healthy. I want my wife to be healthy. I don’t want my wife to experience too much nausea and pain. However, I am also very excited. The other day I was teaching a music class and I thought to myself, “I will be playing these songs with my own kids. And they will develop their own personalities. Isn’t that amazing?” I hope we laugh a lot. I hope we are a very silly family. Humor is very important to me. I love to laugh. My favorite memories with my own family are the ones where we were all collectively laughing over something silly. Humor is a way of communicating that things are stable.