Monday, 17 June 2013

Guest Blogger: Hubbie on being a Dad!

Hello, my name is Phil and in addition to being Kimberley's husband, I am a proud father to my two wonderful girls, Ruby and Lottie. As it was Farther's Day yesterday, Kimberley has asked me to write a guest post about being a dad.

For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to have children; I thought that I would follow the family tradition and have two, with a gap of two to three years; this is the case with my sister and I and all six of my cousins. I never expected though, that I would have had them both by the age of twenty six! Kimberley keeps telling me that this is a good thing as there is always time to have some more!

We had been together for over seven years by the time Kimberley and I got married; we decided that we wanted to have children right away. We got pregnant very quickly; I remember having mixed emotions when we found out; on one hand I was excited at the prospect of becoming a dad and on the other I was suddenly very aware of how young we both were and how much responsibility having a child would bring.

The day my Life changed Forever!

Heavily outnumbered by this point!

I don't think it really hit me until I was carrying the empty car seat from the car to the delivery suite; I clearly remember having the sudden realisation that when we walked out of the hospital there would be a baby in there!

Becoming a dad, not just once but twice, has been the best thing that has ever happened to me; it has changed me in so many ways for the better; I used to be hardened and afraid to show my emotions, now I have a real purpose in life and am not afraid to show how I feel about my girls.

Ruby giving me the run around from an early age!

The day that Ruby decided she wants
a Pony!

I absolutely love being a father! It is the best feeling in the world when I get home from work and Ruby shouts "Daddy...." at the top of her voice and runs at me open armed; and when Lottie gets all excited as soon as I get near her cot in the morning. These are moments that I will never forget.

I love the fact that both girls are so individual and have very different personalities. It makes me smile every time I see the two of them grinning or waving at each other across the dinner table; they are already the best of friends.

As you can see, Ruby loves her sister very much!

Parenting has definitely had it's ups and downs; being a dad is much harder than I thought it would be, but in the same way, much more rewarding. I am really excited about what the future brings and am determined to cherish every minute of it.



4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous post, it's always lovely to hear from dads and your love for your family has really shone through here :) Hope you had a great fathers day

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  2. What a fab post Phil! so pleased to meet you and so lovely to have you linked up with #MagicMoments :-)

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  3. Aww I really enjoyed reading this. Always nice to hear the joys of family life from a different heart. :)

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  4. How wonderful to read your perspective on the girls and family life.

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