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A First-time Family Affair: Learning the Ropes

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When my wife Lisa was pregnant with our son Brody (we had the name picked out early), I would read to him every night. Still, she was the one who was feeling him move, feeling him kick and I felt a bit disconnected. But there in the room after he was born, when I got to hold him for the first time, was when I really felt like a dad, a father.

To be able to hold him and rock him to sleep—when he fell asleep in my arms—that was probably my most special moment. Lisa says he knew my voice. I guess all that reading paid off.

Read Eric’s entire story as he shares memories and offers advice for other dads-to-be.

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