A day in the life of Reese @ 5 months

Hi everyone – Reese here!

Sorry my dad has been tardy on writing his blog posts, I suppose it’s somewhat my fault (sorry dad, love ya). I don’t consider myself “needy”… but definitely can’t do… pretty much anything on my own. Except poop through my PJs – I have become an expert there. You can also check rolling over off the list – just learned that a few months ago.

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4 months of pure…

Our little BS turned 4 months (five days ago)! What have those first 4 months been like? Well… they’ve been:

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Experimental

Not in a dangerous way! For example, we tried rice cereal out the other day because BS loves to eat and Erin can’t keep up. It was a mess, and I’m sure it’ll only get worse when she starts using the spoon herself.

Entertaining

It’s funny how you can stare at a baby for hours, and just watch their funny faces and how they discover things like their fingers. You would never do that to a grown person. And if you did, I’m sure you’d be considered a real creeper. Or just really odd. Continue reading

Dear dads – Embrace being called “the dad”

This one goes out to all my fellow new dads.

If there’s one thing you constantly pick up on when becoming a new parent (dad to be more specific)… it’s being called out as “the dad”. And trust me, you will get it everywhere. You will get it at work… you will get it when you’re with a group of friends… you’ll even get it from your new mom. Being called a dad isn’t bad at all… but being a brand new title, it comes across with mixed feelings.

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10 things you learn after the 1st month of parenting

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It’s been one month since BS was born! That’s “Baby Sessink” to you noobies, and Reese Elizabeth to others.

I’ve thought about all that I’ve learned in the past month, and thought I’d share ten things that I’ve learned and experienced in this short time. If you’re a parent, you (hopefully) agree! If you’re yet to be a parent, consider these a heads up :)

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Week 40 – Say WHAAAAAT

photo.PNGHello everyone. I was pretty confident that my last post was going to be it before BS came to be… but… here we are, still waiting!

The official due date is this coming Thursday, May 29th. Erin starting to dilate (sorry if that’s TMI – get over it), so we know we’re close. A lot of people have told us that the first kid comes late… which, at this point, is not what Erin wants. If I were a pregnant woman, I would describe the last two weeks of pregnancy as “OK, my back hurts and this is getting old, get the hell out”. Based upon my observations :))

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Daddy Update – Time to get serious – Week 36

Week 36 (as of tomorrow) update here from the soon-to-be dad. It’s about to get real. Holy cow… holy baby, more like it. Erin36weeks1

It’s that time where the baby showers are done… diaper party is over… our friends’ and families’ share of excitement has subdued… and it’s getting close to D-day; or as I like to call it, BS-day!

My friend Jon recently put this whole thing into a new perspective for me. He and his wife had their first child several weeks ago (congrats! Zane is super cool). He told me that when his wife went into labor, he realized that within 12-24 hours… he was going to become a dad. Now think about that… you could almost compare that to knowing when you’re going to die (minus the complete morbidity it sounds like)… it puts your whole life into a new perspective! As of right now… Erin and I know that this baby girl could come at ANY MOMENT. And when those contractions start, it’s like having a glimpse into the future.

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4 Years Together

Today marks mine and Erin’s 4 year anniversary. Crazy to think it’s already been that long! If you include the time we also dated, it’s been over 10 years. Wow!

I thought I’d share some of my favorite moments from the past four years. Check out the gallery below. Next year, it’ll probably be full of baby photos!

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Daddy Update – Week 33 – Belly Animation + Diaper Party!

Hello hello.

Week 33 here. It’s crazy how fast this has all gone! Word on the street is that 40 weeks is preferred, so less than 2 months until BS comes out. Someone Erin knows was due a week before us, and she just popped out her child. Crazy to think something like that could happen to us. Are we ready for that? Uhm……

We attended a birthing class on Saturday morning. It was about as fun as the runs. When they asked “what could you live without during pregnancy”, Erin and I joked about answering “this class” – haha! I didn’t respond that way… which is a sign I’m already being a “good dad”… maybe.

Erin has grown/not grown/hasn’t gained a pound/can’t tell you have a belly!?… a lot over the past 33 weeks (I never know what I can safely say :)). See the below animation. Pretty cool!

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