Every Christmas (and by that I mean the past three), Erin and I come up with something we can make and give to family as gifts. Coasters have been on the list, Erin’s made scarves… but this year, with the blessing of Reese, we decided to make a custom baby calendar. Continue reading
Tonight I got excited about the fact BS can sit up on her own. Especially when she’s in the bathtub (aka kitchen sink for now)!
After a while (we forgot to take a 6 month pic – sorry), it’s often easy to overlook the progress of a new life, especially as a new parent. She still can’t talk, can’t walk or crawl, she shits herself (multicolored thanks to baby food), and can’t eat without help. To someone without kids… sounds about the same as the first week, right? Continue reading
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.
Our little BS turned 4 months (five days ago)! What have those first 4 months been like? Well… they’ve been:
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.
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
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.
Hola amigos & amigas!
It’s been a while. 2 months to be exact. On the 6th, Reese will turn 3 months. Erin will tell you she’s already 3 months based upon number of weeks weeks… but I go by the 6th of each month… like a normal person celebrating a birthday Continue reading
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
Hello my friends!!
It’s been a while. I kept writing post after post, thinking BS would show her face… but she took her sweet time. Lazy like her dad, I suppose. 9 days after the due date, she was finally ready… and on Friday June 6th, we welcomed BS into the world!
Meet – Reese Elizabeth Sessink
Hello 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 :))
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.