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First-time dads share worries of parenting amid COVID

Parenthood doesn’t come with a established of recommendations and in the very last year, bringing a youngster into the earth — specifically for the first time — was nerve-wracking as the spread of COVID-19 morphed into a world pandemic.

This Father’s Day feels added-specific, as households reemerge from much more than a 12 months of be concerned, lockdowns and social distancing.

In time for the father-themed holiday getaway, first-time fathers share their gratitude for becoming mother and father. 

‘I felt the gravity of the moment’

L. Jeff Shafer II, explained the minute his wife Moniquetta Shafer, gave beginning to their son L. Jeff Shafer III as one of the ideal days of his lifetime. 

“Euphoria. I would say that and my wedding ceremony working day are two of the finest moments I have at any time professional in my daily life,” Shafer reported.