With Chris' first Father's Day approaching, I'm giving him lots of pats on his new papa back...
When Chris and I first decided to start our family, he was unsure. He didn't know what kind of father he would be and had plenty of fears. He's an only child and had never even held a baby. Now, 5 months into his fatherhood experience, I can tell you... he's a wonderful daddy.
I can almost cry just typing my feelings about this. Chris has always been a great husband and I knew in my heart he would put that same love into being a father. I tried to reassure him while I was pregnant, that he would be great at this, but I think he needed to find out for himself.
From the first moments of Kanyon's life, Chris has been right there on the front lines of parenting. He snuggles him, feeds him when he can, changes him, reads to him and protects him. He beams when Kanyon smiles or coo's at dad. He's doing everything right and I couldn't be prouder.
Chris has also helped me as much as he can with Kanyon duties and has been so understanding of my exhaustion and has given me the reassurance I sometimes need as a new mom, too. He and I are truly a team and it makes me love him even more.
I've found so many new joys with our sweet little baby in the house, but one of my favorites is hearing Chris and Kanyon in the nursery, "talking" away... or hearing Chris console him or play with him. I could listen to it forever. My camera is full of daddy and baby moments and there are times I wish I could press pause on our life and just sit there and watch those two bond.
I wish I had all night to write about how proud I am of this new papa. It's everything I dreamed it would be, Chris. Thank you for being the best daddy Kanyon could ever want. I love you both to the moon!
Happy Father's Day!
And to all you dads out there, a big happy Father's Day to you! (my dad included!)
*I posted several pictures... to find them, just look to the top of the article and click on the photos tab*