As soon as your first pregnancy signs emerge, you're going to immediately throw yourself into the excitement that comes with having a baby. From the first trimester onward, you'll be up to your ears with responsibilities ranging from choosing a hospital to decorating a nursery.
Actress Kate Winslet is one woman who already knows plenty about this anticipation, with two children of her own. Now, she's expecting another with boyfriend Ned Rocknroll, and the baby will be his first. Winslet currently has a 12-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son. Despite the fact that the news was just confirmed, it seems that Winslet is already showing a baby bump, according to The Sun.
"Kate and Ned have been talking about having babies since they met," an anonymous source told The Sun. "Ned has always wanted kids and has been amazing with Kate's. They are very family people. Ned is from a large family and is quite a hippy and is happy living in a commune. It was always a plan to have kids."
The baby is expected to arrive by the end of the year. Before then, Rocknroll will have plenty of preparation to do alongside his beautiful girlfriend to ensure he's ready for fatherhood!
Is your man ready to be a daddy?
If you're ready for the responsibilities of being a mother again, but your significant other is already panicking, there are ways you can calm him down. Offering him some helpful advice and giving him an idea of what to expect can go a long way.
First, you'll need to help him understand that stress is simply part of being a parent. The Mayo Clinic claims that new dads can combat many of the sources of anxiety by keeping lines of communication open with their partners and seeking support when necessary. Next, it's also a good idea for dads to be involved. Psych Central notes that handling tasks such as changing diapers can help new fathers forge bonds with their children. Finally, dads should be encouraged to learn the baby's wants and needs just as moms do when the infant is first born. This can help individuals create a more cohesive family unit.
Has the man in your life struggled with parenting responsibilities? Do you have any insight into making fatherhood easier for dads-to-be? Leave your feedback in the comments section!