What were your emotions and feelings during the first two weeks of your baby’s life?

This week you’ll be interviewing a mother and father, and then report on your findings.
Interview a mother of an infant or toddler. Make sure to convey to her that the interview will be anonymous, the purpose of the interview is for an assignment in this class, and the names of both child and mother will not be included in any report.
Note: You will also be interviewing a father this week. Both mother and father for these two assignments can be parents to the same or different children.
Interview Guidelines
Use the structured interview yet feel free to add follow-up questions as you wish.
Gender of child: Male, Female, Other
Age of child: Years and Months
How did you prepare for your new baby? Some probes may be: did you read any books, Google any issues, talk to anyone, prepare a space for the baby, buy any clothes for the baby, or make any lifestyle changes for yourself?
When the baby arrived, did you take any time off from work? (Probe for how much, was it paid leave, is there a plan for going back to work)
What were your emotions and feelings during the first two weeks of your baby’s life?
How does the reality of being a mother match your previous expectations of being a mother?
What is the most unexpected thing that has happened to you as a mother so far?
Looking back, would you do anything differently to prepare for motherhood?
Take extensive and detailed notes on the interview responses. These will be used to write your report.
Interview a father of an infant or toddler. Make sure to convey to him that the interview will be anonymous, the purpose of the interview is for an assignment in this class, and the names of both child and father will not be included in any report.
Note: You will also be interviewing a mother this week. Both mother and father for these two assignments can be parents to the same or different children.
Interview Guidelines
Use the structured interview yet feel free to add follow-up questions as you wish.
Gender of child: Male, Female, Other
Age of child: Years and Months
How did you prepare for your new baby? Some probes may be: did you read any books, google any issues, talk to anyone, prepare a space for the baby, buy any clothes for the baby, or make any lifestyle changes for yourself?
When the baby arrived, did you take any time off from work? (Probe for how much, was it paid leave, is there a plan for going back to work)?
What were your emotions and feelings during the first two weeks of your baby’s life?
How does the reality of being a father match your previous expectations of being a father?
What is the most unexpected thing that has happened to you as a father so far?
Looking back, would you do anything differently to prepare for fatherhood?
Take extensive and detailed notes on the interview responses. These will be used to write your report.
Write a Report on Your Findings
Create a report based on your two interviews:
Summarize the mother’s answers to the interview questions.
Summarize the father’s answers to the interview questions.
Compare the two summaries. How did particular answers differ? Did they differ in content? length?
Using all of the above, what do you conclude about the different parental answers?
This report should be NO LESS than 450 words.
in a seprate paragragh Describe your top two takeaways from the two interviews you conducted and your findings. For example, what resonated with you, and why? What surprised you, and why?