Name: Brandon Redd | City: New York, NY | IG: @bkxvii
Take us through your thoughts the moment you realized your child was ready to come into this world.
I’m a Father of two but ill talk about the most recent experience. It was about 3am my girl woke me up saying she thinks her water broke. I was confused and shocked at the same time because 1 i was half sleep and 2 she wasn’t due for another month. Once we confirmed that in fact her water had broke i knew i had to gather myself and start thinking logically because our son was about to be born during the Covid Pandemic. My thoughts were simply how to get to the hospital as safe as possible and also how to keep my girl as calm as possible.
What were your physical, mental, and emotional feelings while in the delivery room as your child was entering the world.
Its a roller coaster of all things. As she was pushing through contractions i caught myself squeezing my fist tight and holding my breath. My mind was racing thinking of all things, how he was going to look, if he was going to be healthy, would this virus affect him somehow.
Describe what it felt like holding your child for the first time?
That moment is truly unexplainable to be honest, but the best way i can explain it is that it feels like you’re holding a part of your own heart and watching it beat outside your body. A level of connectivity that’s beyond measure.
Do you have any advice for fathers who are expecting for the first time?
Be present with your Queen. Continue to learn her as she goes through the different stages of pregnancy. Be proactive. Be a solution based thinker. And most importantly understand that being a father is a privilege.