This post is pretty special to me because it’s about my wonderful husband. Now I say this, not because I’m his wife, but because I know him and see him in action every day, he is a wonderful man! He is very caring, a huge family man, loves to help everyone, loves to make people feel special and great about themselves, he’s a big clown lol always making everyone laugh, an excellent supporter, always sees the positive in every single thing, and so much more!!! As new parents, I wanted to post his side of the pregnancy as well. I feel that’s it’s very important not only to see the moms point of view, but also the dads and I also wanted to do this in celebration of Father’s Day, of course. I wanted to share a little bit about his journey because we can’t forget those great men that support us women!
“One day you will outgrow my lap, but you will never outgrow my heart”
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Daniel Forero I am 38 years old and a first-time dad. I was born in Venezuela and raised in Colombia. Love to live here in Orlando with my beautiful wife and my baby girl. I work as a closing officer and I love sports specially soccer. Photography is my new passion and I am ready to become a great dad.
What did you do to prepare for this new role?
I have been reading books and watched many videos on how others prepared themselves. I also went to a workshop at the hospital called “Daddy Boot Camp” it was good because I got to talk to other parents and learn about their experiences. It was a group of just guys so you were able to open up and ask questions from a dads point of view, and what they have been through. It taught me a lot. They also gave us all a book explaining more in detail the pregnancy so it really helped me understand more each step of pregnancy, even when it came to the labor process.
What scares you the most?
Pretty much everything! This is all new to me. Honestly, I don’t think anyone is 100% prepared no matter how many books you read or videos you watch you still have to live and go through it to really understand. It is very scary, but I am super excited about this new role in my life. I’m 38 years old so I’ve done what I wanted to do in my life I’m ready for this new chapter.
What’s the one thing you can’t wait to do with your baby?
Oh my God so many things! I cant wait to hold her, watch her smile and laugh with me, play with her, teach her new things, take photos of her, spend time with her and my wife, and also be with her in the moments she cries and she needs someone to comfort her. I cant wait!
Any suggestions or advice to other new fathers to be?
I have enjoyed the pregnancy with my wife and I know they go through most of it but don’t forget about your wife while she is pregnant! Make them laugh, keep the relationship alive, make her happy, make sure she has what she needs and enjoy every minute of it.
Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there!!