We feature Mamas on the blog all the time (check out those interviews here), but with Father's Day coming up we are excited to celebrate Dads! First up, we are featuring Parker Baby Co's Founder, Sam. Read his interview below.
Where you currently live: Parker, Colorado
Names/Ages of kids: Ava 7, Eleanor 7, Greta 5, August 3
Describe how you felt when you found out you were expecting twins as a brand new dad?
I was really excited initially. As a new parent, I was totally oblivious to how challenging a newborn can be (let alone 2 newborns). As we got closer to their due date, I got more and more nervous. Part of it was first time parent nerves, part of it was the added stress of having multiples (including the complications it can cause with pregnancy and labor/delivery).
What was your favorite baby product?
I loved our hooded towel. We based the product design off of handmade towels that were gifted to us (that we LOVED). I just found every other towel we purchased to either be too thin, or the hood was weird.
What is your funniest parenting memory?
I don’t remember as much as I should from the early years. But I do remember being terrified with 2 little newborns in the back of our car when we left the hospital. We just did not feel qualified to care for 2 newborns. Kirsten and I still laugh about that drive home.
What is your favorite thing about being a Dad?
I love to see the world through my kids’ eyes. They just have such a raw view of the world, I see it the most in the questions that they ask.
What are you most looking forward to doing with your kids this summer?
We’re moving this summer for the first time as a family, I’m really excited to see how our kids handle it. And I’m super excited to settle into our new home as a family.
What is your favorite way to have a little “me-time”?
I really enjoy working on home projects. It’s even more fun when a buddy can join and I can kill 2 birds with one stone: hanging out with a friend and getting something done around the house.
What advice do you have for first-time dads?Newborn stage: Support your wife as much as you can. As tired as you are, she is probably more tired. As stressed as you are, she is probably more stressed.
Beyond: Say yes more. Your kids want you to make a fort? Do it. Your son wants to shoot hoops? Do it. Your daughter wants extra snuggles at bedtime? Do it.