Until parents hold a crying infant in their arms, the potential of loss can be a cruel, nagging thought as they await Baby's arrival. But as the day draws nearer, how does a first-time dad deal with the overflowing thoughts and emotions?
This week's host, Joanna Koh-Hoe, chats with Aaron Ng once again, a familiar voice on the ParentEd podcast. While Aaron didn't have his dad present in his growing years, he is determined to be the best dad his son needs. He reflects on how these 14 years of waiting have shaped his beliefs on fatherhood and how community has kept his hope alive.
"For myself, I feel that as the child grows up, there are different milestones and different moments which are so important and I want to be there and be present with my child."
At the point of this recording, Baby was still chilling out in his mum's belly. Now he's out and we celebrate his safe delivery!
This Father's Day, we want to thank dads for bravely answering and committing to the Call of Daddy: Fatherhood Ops!
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