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So You're Going to Be a Dad, Revised Edition by Peter Downey

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Appendix II

What My Friends Had to Say

Since the vibe of this book is “the common man’s experience” of fatherhood, I invited some of my fathering comrades to have their say as well. I asked them to free-associate about pregnancy, birth, life as a dad and whatever else came to mind (thereby ensuring they will buy their own copy of the book, instead of borrowing mine).

So, here it is – the wisdom of those who have walked the road ahead of you. Read it with a grain of salt.

Adrian

father of Lyndall, six weeks

From the age of fifteen, I planned out my life . . . what sort of job I would like, the type of girl I wanted to marry, and the place where I wanted to live. I fulfilled my plans but with a pregnant wife found myself feeling uncomfortably ...

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