Son.
This was your first interaction with Santa.  If you’re like your mother, you’ll appreciate this person very much and enjoy the holiday he is associated with.  If you’re like your father, you will become obsessed with this person to the point where you’ll be unable to sleep for the month of December until you’re 12 years old.
Be like your mother. Please.
-The Dad Xperience

Son.

This was your first interaction with Santa.  If you’re like your mother, you’ll appreciate this person very much and enjoy the holiday he is associated with.  If you’re like your father, you will become obsessed with this person to the point where you’ll be unable to sleep for the month of December until you’re 12 years old.

Be like your mother. Please.

-The Dad Xperience


Monumental Baby Steps.

Today your grabbed hold of the toys that dangle from your play mat.  This is monumental considering you have never before today grabbed hold of anything on your own.  Sure, you immediately latched on to a nipple (‘atta boy!), wrapped your chubby fingers around my thumb, and held onto various object as I held them too, but today you did it all on your own.  That’s awesome.  


You are one happy boy.  You can thank your mother for that, although I do get credit for saving the day by changing your colossal poopy diaper yesterday evening.  I’m not even mad. It was an amazing display of poop.  I call it a “6 wiper”.  
You are making more frequent sounds, including high-pitch screaming, so your mother and I are excited to hear your first word.  Given this situation, these next few weeks mark one of the few times in life I can stand in front of a mirror with another person (i.e. you) and wave and say “hi” 50 times in a row without someone throwing me in a mental institution.
Hi!
-The Dad Xperience

You are one happy boy.  You can thank your mother for that, although I do get credit for saving the day by changing your colossal poopy diaper yesterday evening.  I’m not even mad. It was an amazing display of poop.  I call it a “6 wiper”.  

You are making more frequent sounds, including high-pitch screaming, so your mother and I are excited to hear your first word.  Given this situation, these next few weeks mark one of the few times in life I can stand in front of a mirror with another person (i.e. you) and wave and say “hi” 50 times in a row without someone throwing me in a mental institution.

Hi!

-The Dad Xperience


The holidays just got even better

Dear Son -

We took photos this weekend in the hinterlands of Texas.  With children - especially young children and especially with your first child - the photos used for a holiday card are of the utmost importance.  Yes, they’re fun, but your mother coordinated 3 separate shoots over 2 days (and at different times) in order to capture the right shot.  

It’s amazing what parents go through to make their children happy.  I want to thank you for looking cute, for looking at the camera 10 out of 1000 times and for mitigating the drool on your Christmas outfits.  Yes, that outfits as in more than one outfit.  What else do you expect from your Greek mother?

-The Dad Xperience


Wow, you are already 2 months old.  Thanks for spoiling your mother and me by sleeping through the night.  Every night.  Our friends tell us “we’re lucky” but we know they actually mean “we hate you”.  
The holidays are coming up.  You are probably a bit too young to know what’s going on, but you’ll smell the holidays in our household and will grow to passionately love Santa Claus just like your father.  Hopefully, just not as long as your father loved Santa.  Heck, your father still loves Santa, so maybe that’s not a bad thing after all.  
Here’s to 2 months of smiles, pee, poops, and burps!

Wow, you are already 2 months old.  Thanks for spoiling your mother and me by sleeping through the night.  Every night.  Our friends tell us “we’re lucky” but we know they actually mean “we hate you”.  

The holidays are coming up.  You are probably a bit too young to know what’s going on, but you’ll smell the holidays in our household and will grow to passionately love Santa Claus just like your father.  Hopefully, just not as long as your father loved Santa.  Heck, your father still loves Santa, so maybe that’s not a bad thing after all.  

Here’s to 2 months of smiles, pee, poops, and burps!


You are full of emotions, son.  Just like your mother.  Just like your father.  Your parents are expressive, passionate people so emphatic facial expressions are expected, yet they still make my day.  Thanks for making fatherhood awesome thus far.  Oh, and that whole sleeping-through-the-night thing at 8 weeks is huge.  Your mother and I are big fans.  
Love,
The Dad Xperience

You are full of emotions, son.  Just like your mother.  Just like your father.  Your parents are expressive, passionate people so emphatic facial expressions are expected, yet they still make my day.  Thanks for making fatherhood awesome thus far.  Oh, and that whole sleeping-through-the-night thing at 8 weeks is huge.  Your mother and I are big fans.  

Love,

The Dad Xperience


On occasion your mother will text me photos of you smiling.  You’re 7-weeks-old, so we are just beginning to receive smiles from you that actually reflect how you’re feeling.  A baby’s smile is just awesome.  It erases - if just temporarily - the stress of a tough day at the office.  Here’s a to many many more smiles, son! xo

On occasion your mother will text me photos of you smiling.  You’re 7-weeks-old, so we are just beginning to receive smiles from you that actually reflect how you’re feeling.  A baby’s smile is just awesome.  It erases - if just temporarily - the stress of a tough day at the office.  Here’s a to many many more smiles, son! xo


A six-week-old Superman makes one heck of a cute trick-or-treater.  Fact.

A six-week-old Superman makes one heck of a cute trick-or-treater.  Fact.


Headbutts

Our son turned 1-month over the weekend.  Since birth he has demonstrated extraordinary strength in his neck.  Most of the time, it’s really cute.  Sometimes, though, he disguises his strength and headbutts his mother and I to signal he’s hungry.  Each and every time the headbutt surprises us.  We never see it comin!  It’s a like a pitcher throwing change-up after change-up and them  - WHAM - a 100 mph fastball comes blazing across the plate.  

Hopefully, these surprise headbutts aren’t causing damage to his precious brain. As a precaution, I’m now wearing a catcher’s mitt on my face.  Details.


We are nearing your 1 month birthday, a feat that because of social media is now worth celebrating.  Trust me, it was but a few years ago that most fathers didn’t know their child’s age during the 1st year until the baby actually turned 1.  Now, thanks to sites like this one, everyone knows a baby’s age at all times.
Your mother and I are getting into a routine which isn’t to say that feeding you at 2am or 5am is any easier, but at least my body has stopped trying to get me to throw up when it is abruptly awoken from REM to feed you.  For this, I am thankful.
Love,
The Dad Xperience

We are nearing your 1 month birthday, a feat that because of social media is now worth celebrating.  Trust me, it was but a few years ago that most fathers didn’t know their child’s age during the 1st year until the baby actually turned 1.  Now, thanks to sites like this one, everyone knows a baby’s age at all times.

Your mother and I are getting into a routine which isn’t to say that feeding you at 2am or 5am is any easier, but at least my body has stopped trying to get me to throw up when it is abruptly awoken from REM to feed you.  For this, I am thankful.

Love,

The Dad Xperience