I thought that I was prepared.
During the long wait for my son to arrive I read blogs, picked up some books, had some long talks with others and meditated deeply alone on the prospect of fatherhood. I steadied myself for the particular challenges a newborn would present. I tried my best to understand the changes it would create in my marriage. I knew it would change my relationships with my friends. I knew that it would change my feelings about myself. I knew there would be change. Both emotionally and physically.
But I was not prepared for this: