by Sugar soad 

Me and my wife Chloe were both overjoyed when we found we were expecting a baby boy. We had been trying for months and I could tell she was starting to get worried that she might be sterile.

We immediately began baby proofing our home in anticipation of bringing him home. Our family and friends kept telling us that they have never seen us happier.

My wife kept joking that hopefully he gets his hair from her side of the family, as I had started balding when I was in my early 20’s. I laughed along with her but inside I was terrified that he would get some of my worst attributes.

My main goal was to raise him the opposite way that I was raised by my father. He was an abusive asshole that took great delight in making me feel shit about myself. I went no contact with him 5 years ago and have never looked back.

We rushed to the hospital after Chloe’s water broke and prepared for the birth of her child. I held Chloe’s hand throughout the birth and tried to reassure her that everything was going to be okay. I have never loved her as much as I did in that moment.

The doctors told Chloe to push one more time and finally we heard the screaming of a baby. I glanced over and almost jumped for joy as he was born with a full head of hair. It was only when one of the nurses started vomiting that I noticed that the hair was moving. I stepped closer and almost screamed as I realised that his head was crawling with maggots