In honor of Father’s Day we thought it only appropriate that Cindy and I write a little something about our own husbands, the fathers to our wonderful children. Instead of doing a simple blog post we wanted to do something a little different.
I’ll be honest with you and tell you that my husband was very hesitant when I started asking questions, but by the end he was like, ”Wow, I was pretty good at that. Maybe Summer Infant will ask me to do more.” Of course he was half kidding. He’s not a super mushy guy. He is, in the sense that he really likes to cuddle – sorry honey, I know that might embarrass you – but not when it comes to describing his emotions. So here it goes…P.S. Nice job sweetie.
(Daddy & D cuddling...How cute!)
1. What was your initial reaction when you found out you were going to be a dad?
I was very excited and relieved. We had been trying for what felt like forever and I knew how upset you (Allison) were getting. I had no feelings of nervousness whatsoever. It was all joy.
2. Were you scared to become a dad?
Not at all. Not even a little bit.
3. What were your biggest fears about having a child, if any at all?
Having to adapt to the responsibilities of raising a child. It was a complete 180 from what I was used to.
4. What was the biggest challenge for you having a newborn at home?
Same as above pretty much. Waking up super early and having to get up several times for midnight feedings was really tough, but mostly the change in priorities.
5. Name something that D does to make you laugh.
This is really hard. He has a lot of cute little sayings and I love the way he says them. He also has a lot of random comments that make me laugh.
6. What is your favorite nickname for D?
7. What do you enjoy doing most with D for daddy/son time?
Physical activities. I really like playing soccer with him.
8. Kind of an odd question, but what was your favorite body part on D when he was a baby?
That is a really strange question, but I know why you’re asking. I really liked his feet, but his hands and forearms were cute too. I liked to refer to them as his “mitts” and “stuffed bats.”
9. What do you love most about being a dad?
That’s a really broad question, but I’d have to say the excitement that he brings to us on a daily basis. I love the way he greets me when I come home or pick him up from daycare.
10. Do you find balancing work & family to be difficult?
That’s a good question. Balancing work and personal life is difficult in general. Adding a child to the mix of course makes things more difficult. As I said before, priorities changed. Before having D I would stay at work really late several times a week – sorry honey I know you hated that – but now it’s different. No matter what I might be doing at work, when 5:00 hits I know it’s almost time to leave.
11. Do you want more children? If so, how many more? And when?
One more, and in the near future.