It’s A Boy!

Reflections on my first 24 hours of fatherhood

Jared A. Brock
Oct 6 · 8 min read
A chubby little baby holding its parent’s hands
This is not my child. I don’t even own a cell phone — you think I’m going to post a photo of my son online?!

I’ve wanted to be a dad since I was six years old.

When my little brother Ben was born, my mom used to lay him on my chest every morning while she got ready for the day.

It was during those precious skin-to-skin times that I knew fatherhood was for me.