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Hawks captain Jarryd Roughead says he’s ‘learning every day’ after becoming a father for the first time only a month ago.

Speaking to SEN Afternoons on Tuesday, the four-time premiership player said the arrival of daughter Pippa Mae had been a joyous occasion for both he and his wife Sarah as he continues to adjust to fatherhood.

“She’s four weeks old today, which has been the best four weeks ever so far.” Roughead said.

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“You’re learning each day but in a weird way you don’t really think of the times without her anymore it’s just like ‘this is what you’ve got to deal with now’ and you understand that it’s not about you or Sarah anymore, it’s about trying to look after this 55 cm long little girl that’s just apparently now the boss of the house.”

Despite feeling prepared, the 253-game veteran said it wasn’t until the actual arrival of his daughter that he realised exactly what was required.

“You listen to people and you try and take on their advice but until you actually live through it you don’t really have an understanding, you can prepare yourself as much as you think but until she does come you really don’t have an idea of what to do.”

Welcome to the world, Pippa Mae. 13.02.18 My girls are awesome.

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