I’ve been a Dad since May 2012 and can honestly say I knew nothing about babies before my son was born. I had met a few newborn babies, but the extent of my experience and interaction with them was the occasional utterance of “goochie goo”. The first time I learnt how to hold a newborn baby was at an antenatal class, where I was taught techniques with a plastic baby doll.
I was the first of my buddies to have a child and I still consider myself young (early 30s). Prior to becoming a Dad, my energies were solely spent working hard in the office, participating in sporting events, enjoying an active lifestyle and living it up at weekends; frequenting parties, restaurants and coffee shops.