“What’s it like to be a new dad? It’s like a whirlwind. It just hits you out of nowhere. I’m really happy and excited. Every little thing she does makes us go, ‘Whoa, that’s something new!’ She’s already six months now, and it’s nice to watch her grow and be able to do all these different things. I never knew the real definition of cute until I’d seen her. But just a heads up, parenting is extremely tiring. Especially in the first few months. Babies need so much attention 24/7. Day in, day out. So on one hand, I’m the most happiest I could be. On the other, I’m the most tired. I’ve underestimated how much time and attention it takes to be a parent. I thought we could still manage certain things that we could before she came into our life. Nope, it’s all about her until things can settle down. Still, I’m not the one with her all day, every day. And I don’t give milk. So being a dad is a little bit different. Although I do help out as much as I can, like changing diapers or changing clothes.”

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