Name: Bryan Evans | City: Garland, TX | IG: @Bryan_x1719
Take us through your thoughts the moment you realized your child was ready to come into this world.
I’m going to take it back to my first born Xavier. This was nothing like I have experienced before, I was at work an previously just had a false alarm so my job was on edge about letting me leave early again. But this time it felt different, my lady called me saying she was having signs and have already called the Hospital once and they said she was just having regular contractions and to go through the pre-labor motions. She was scared to call them again at this point I knew something was wrong as this was the actual Due Date January 8th 2017. So I called up to the hospital explaining the situation and told them we are on the way! Left work drove 30min. To get my lady and drive 30min back to the hospital we were going to have our child. Once we got there they said we will have this baby and broke her water during the long process the cord was actually wrapped around him 3x. So this caused for a emergency C-Section which we had talked about and prepared for just didn’t know it would happen.
What were your physical, mental, and emotional feelings while in the delivery room as your child was entering the world.
My physical state I had to stay strong for my lady because I was her rock if I broke down she would break and I couldn’t have that as she already has high anxiety. My mental state was all over the place I wanted them both to be safe and emotionally once my son was born and I heard him cry I broke down with tears of joy.
Describe what it felt like holding your child for the first time?
When I held X for the first time I was unexplainable. My heart was full and the life I had previously once lived I knew i had to change for the better.
Do you have any advice for fathers who are expecting for the first time?
First time fathers all I would say is try not to over think it. Just go with the flow and handle everything as it comes. Us as men try to have a plan and when that plan doesn’t go accordingly we tend to panic a bit. With bringing a child into this world and being there for your child anything planned with certainly turned into unplanned so we must adapt to the situation in front of us without showing a change of energy.