Bruce Meissner

Men Reveal Their First Reactions To Finding Out They Were Going To Be Dads

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I can't wait to have kids.

OK, I have a long way to go, but I do see kids for myself at some point in the future.

Sometimes, I wonder how I'm going to break the news to my baby daddy. Like, am I going to be super obnoxious about it and hire some plane agency to draw "You're gonna be a dad!" in the sky or something?

And how will he react? What if the pregnancy was unplanned, so he's stunned or afraid? Or what if it's planned, but he still acts overwhelmed beyond belief?

Whenever that day comes, I'm hoping my guy responds the same way I most likely will: With genuine enthusiasm, a tiny bit of fear, and a whole lot of bliss and happiness.

Here are nine men on how they felt when they found out they were going to be a father:

Sometimes, a high five speaks louder than words:

Comment from discussion Fathers of askmen, what was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be a father?.

Other times, the F word will do just fine:

Comment from discussion Fathers of askmen, what was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be a father?.

Afraid, but capable and willing to learn:

Comment from discussion Fathers of askmen, what was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be a father?.

"Financially terrified" (and with good reason):

Comment from discussion Fathers of askmen, what was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be a father?.

Or maybe just a rush of relief:

Comment from discussion Fathers of askmen, what was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be a father?.

Thinking about dirty diapers, first and foremost:

Comment from discussion Fathers of askmen, what was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be a father?.

Overwhelmed, but in the best possible way:

Comment from discussion Fathers of askmen, what was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be a father?.

Or just plain selfish:

Comment from discussion Fathers of askmen, what was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be a father?.

And this story just warms the heart:

Comment from discussion Fathers of askmen, what was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be a father?.