Two very good friends of mine became first time dads over the past few days.
And it reminded me just how bloody great it is to become a parent for the first time.
Remember that feeling? That indescribable surge of love, the breathtaking tug on your heartstrings. That feeling that finally, finally you get it.
Both my friends are feeling that right now and I am chuffed to bits for them.
They have both waited a long long time for this day, for one reason or another, and I can just imagine the look of pure joy on their faces now their little miracles are finally here.
First dad said he just sits and stares at his daughter: “it’s amazing. It’s just amazing” he tells me barely able to contain his emotion.
And this was a text message I had with the other new dad:
How are you feeling today?
Knackered. Came home yesterday and had first of many sleepless nights.
Feels good though doesn’t it?
It’s easy to forget those early days when your daughter is weeing on the bed for attention (yes, yes we’re there now) and you’re frazzled from all the attention they need over the school break and they’re throwing mud up the kitchen window to see if it will stick and demanding bike rides every 5 minutes.
This has brought that first flush of motherhood flooding back.
So, to little baby George and Olivia, welcome to the world. Auntie Tara can’t wait to meet you both.