Jamie Roberts says he has a new-found respect for rugby-playing dads having become one himself.
His fiancée Nicole Ramson gave birth to their first child in February, a baby boy named Tomos Rhys Roberts.
Tomos weighed in at "9lbs 4oz of prime Welsh beef", to quote his dad, who said he would be "crossing the gainline in no time".
Now, Dragons centre Jamie has been talking about fatherhood on the RugbyPass Offload podcast.
"It’s amazing," said the Wales and Lions star.
"It’s been an awesome few weeks.
"I had a week off, missed the home game against Leinster and was then back into training.
"I have a new found respect and appreciation for rugby playing dads.
"A lot of mates who I have played with down the years have had kids before me.
"I never quite realised how challenging that would be."
While relishing fatherhood, Roberts has also been enjoying watching Wales secure the Triple Crown and has picked out his former Test team-mate Ken Owens for particular praise.
"He’s my unsung hero," he said.
"He probably isn’t getting too much credit publicly, but I think Ken has been immense.
"The guy hasn’t played in months and he’s come back into Test rugby and he was magnificent last weekend against England.
"You talk about putting some shots in. There were some real momentum stopping tackles from him and the lineout was excellent.
"I think Wales won 16 of their 17 lineouts and that’s an area of the game we have been worried about recently, an area where we have been struggling.
"But they nailed it on the weekend.
"I just think at the minute Ken is head and shoulders above other hookers in the UK.
"If you are picking a Lions starting Test side, I think you would have to go with Ken Owens at the minute.
"That’s a testament to him walking back into that Welsh side and performing at the level he is, having not played in something like three or four months."
The 94-cap Roberts is convinced Wales can now go on to complete the Grand Slam.
"They won’t lose to Italy," he declared, looking ahead to next weekend’s fourth round Six Nations clash in Rome.
"They have got too much quality and, where Italy are at the moment, I just can’t see how they will threaten to beat Wales.
"They might threaten them for 20 minutes, half hour of that game, but over the course of 80 minutes I back Wales 100 per cent to win that game,
"And so they are on for a Slam in Paris.
"Wales have built momentum. Okay, some could argue the first two games landed in their favour because of red cards. But they played very well against England. They took a step up, a step forward.
"If Wales are on for a Grand Slam in Paris, I can see them beating France out there, especially after the disruption France have gone through."
Roberts returns to action on Saturday night when he lines up at inside centre for the Dragons in their Guinness PRO14 derby clash with the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.