8 Things That Change When Your Hubby Becomes A Daddy

There are a number of ways your hubby will change when he becomes a daddy, and if you’re observant you will notice the change. After I told my husband “I’m pregnant” he cried and ran out of the house to drink (funny reaction huh?) He came back home sober, knelt down in front of me and started making promises. I ”yinmu” ’cause I knew talk is cheap. I was wrong though, he actually changed.

Some remarkable changes came over him indeed and I didn’t fail to notice them and here are the changes that’ll come over your husband after he becomes a daddy so that you can understand his behaviour;

1. His brain will literally change

A study by the National Academy showed that a father’s brain showed the same kind of activation and emotional triggers that a mother’s brain had when they heard their child’s voice or watched their child play.

2. He’ll experience hormonal changes

Not only pregnant moms experience hormonal changes, even their husbands do too! Although it won’t be as noticeable as a pregnant woman’s own.

3. More sensitive

Even husbands are sensitive when they become a daddy, although not emotionally. That can also happen but they will become aware of their child, they’ll know when their child is crying and be able to distinguish their child’s cry from other children’s.

4. Always eager to help

When baby is crying or when they see that you have your hands full, they’ll want so bad to help. Unfortunately, there’s little they can do to help. Babies rely heavily on their mom and with time fathers will realize that.

But the good news is that this will make him super eager to help when he can, and when he’s finally able to help, it will make him very happy.

5. A new identity

Not only is your man a husband but a father and he’ll feel that pride that comes with being a dad, being responsible for his wife and kid is a great responsibility which he’ll be proud of.

6. Being happy in a whole new way

Your husband will find a new sense of happiness, his joy will come from playing with his child, buying things he knows his child will love, hearing his child say “daddy” for the first time and during pregnancy, feeling his child kick.

7. Bringing home goodies

For their precious one, daddy will always bring home goodies. The excited squeal of their child when they come in or the smile on their faces when they give them what they brought home will always motivate daddy to always bring something home for his kids.

8. Being emotional

The first time your husband meets his baby at birth and hold him, he’ll be so overjoyed he might cry or a mist might gather around his eyes. It will be like he was kicked in the belly and his heart will flutter. Here the love for his child begins…

I must add that your husband will love you in a different way, you’re his wife, the bearer of his child and mother of his child, much love for this woman who gave him all this will feel his heart.

What other ways did your husband change after he became a dad?

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Breaking Stereotypes With The Work-From-Home Dad Trend

Work-from-home dad? Yes, you read right!

The work-from-home dad phenomenon is fast becoming the new normal.  Many men chose to leave their paid job to pursue entrepreneurship, which offers time flexibility compared to their paid jobs while others are forced to be one due to job loss.

In many homes, the women are the breadwinner, this may look odd because of the social and religious stereotypes we all believe in that stipulates that the woman should be at home and the man should be out and about making money for the home.

Many at times the choice to stay at home for many men is difficult to make because of the social perception associated with men who do not go out of their house. Some women may even be accused of using voodoo or love portions on their spouse in order to make lose their desire to work outside the home.

Being a stay-at-home dad is not synonymous with being jobless or useless. In recent times many men have successfully run offline and online businesses worth millions from the confines of their home while looking out for the kids. There are factors to consider before taking the bold step of being a work-from-home dad

Have a side hustle: many men who opt out of full-time employment to work for themselves have either marketable skills or side hustles with the huge prospect of growing big if more time was devoted to it. Do not take a leap out of your job to the unknown out of the zeal of being a work-from-home dad without test running this business to see if it would hold up. You can offer your skills on online platforms that require such skills.

Mutual understanding: Couples must come to an agreement on the choice of who works and who stays at home. It would not make financial sense if the woman who earns more have to stay at home because the man who earns less has to work to prove a point. All the angles to this decision must be considered dispassionately.

Prepare yourself for wrong perceptions: it is still not popular to find men work full time from home. You have to be prepared to encounter misunderstanding from well-meaning people who are concerned about your ‘joblessness’ all because you do not step out of your house as much as other men do.

Once you are certain that this idea of being a work-from-home dad will fly. Take the step and work hard it. It might be rough at the start but you certainly will pull through and grow big if you don’t give up.

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