Newborn

I’m The Father Of A Newborn Baby Girl But I Won’t Be A ‘GirlDad.’ Here’s Why.

The author and Molly, his daughter, in April. (Photo: Courtesy of Arran Skinner)
The author and Molly, his daughter, in April. (Photo: Courtesy of Arran Skinner)

When you first meet your kid you feel love for her, but she’s mostly a screaming, helpless puddle of pudge. You love her but, also, you don’t know her. She hasn’t fully formed or come into being yet. How do you love a thing you do not know?

After a few months or so that little pudgeball starts to smile ― really smile ― at you, starts to chortle when you peekaboo in a funny voice, starts to turn and look and twinkle when you call her name. It’s the strangest and nicest feeling to have your heart swell with love as this happens and this tiny little human starts her journey of becoming.

With the birth of my daughter Molly, some might say I became a ”GirlDad.”  

That term was created in recognition of Los Angeles

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