dad face childbirth: For many couples, it is crucial for the future father to be present in the delivery room, standing beside his partner. And although it is the woman who physically goes through the entire process, men often display such genuine facial expressions that the photos of them witnessing the birth of their child will undoubtedly leave an impression in any family album.
This time, hilarious expressions were captured on the face of an Arkansas dad, thanks to a whimsical technician who began taking pictures just before the mother started pushing, after six long hours of labor.
What is even more surprising is that this was already the third child for 32-year-old truck driver Brett Sills, and he has been present at the birth of each of his children. The only difference this time was that it was the first time he looked down while his girlfriend of six years, Amanda Roelofs, was pushing.
“He has always held a leg but would just turn away,” said Roelofs. “This time, the doctor had him fully involved, and it was great.” And indeed it was! In the photos, the poor man appears completely horrified when he sees his daughter’s head emerging.
When the baby was finally born, the grimacing father of three just stood there frozen, as if he couldn’t believe his eyes. “Dawg face is priceless,” one person wrote in the comments. “He looks terrified and grossed out at the same time,” added another.
When his girlfriend looked at the pictures for the first time, she couldn’t help but burst out laughing. “I was skimming through the photos, and I started cracking up,” she said. “I sent them to my sister-in-law, and she was like, ‘You need to post these so they can go viral.'”
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But what was going on in his head at that moment? What was he actually thinking? “I was just looking at her head! It went from being the size of a baseball to a freaking cantaloupe,” he said. And he also added that although it was his third time, it was still something he could not get used to.
On the other hand, his girlfriend wants people to know that Sills is the best partner and dad. He’s just a little “squeamish” when it comes to childbirth. “Some of the comments on the photo are like, ‘My man better not make that face,'” she said. “I thought it was hilarious. I wasn’t upset at all.”
The birth of a child is one of the most thrilling moments in anyone’s life. And even though mothers do all the work, fathers often experience a wide range of genuine emotions that any photographer would be happy to capture.