1st day at daycare 

Morning son, 

You’re laying in my arms right now taking a bottle. We both slept late this morning, probably because we were exhausted from yesterday- your first day at daycare. It was a change for all of us. 

Mom and I took you there in the morning and met your teachers. They were nice ladies that were excited to meet you. You already had a crib with your name on it, and a little cubbie spot for your supplies. They were all ready; mom and I were not. 

You seemed fine as we handed you over and you got situated in your little bouncer. You looked a bit suspicious, but ok. We chatted with the staff about the routine, what your day would be like, etc. Everything was going fine, until I gave them some advice: “if he gets cranky, just put on some baseball.” I wish I hadn’t said it, because the moment I did the same wall of emotion that hit me the day I found out we were having a C section that day hit me. The same crashing smash wave of tears that hit me when I heard you cry the first time.. the Tucker love. My boy. 

I tried to stay tough for mom so I fought it back. But once I got into my truck and out of moms sight I was a disaster. I couldn’t stop thinking about you sitting on my lap watching the Rays. You love it. Could be the announcer, the brightness of the images, who knows- but you never cry when baseball is on. 

So hard to let someone else have my little Bubbers all day. Argh. I love you son. You were on my mind all day yesterday. All day. 

You are finishing your bottle in your little crab outfit so I’m out of time to type. Off to day 2. Hopefully this one is easier. 



Your first vacation! (1 hour away and you required a truckload of supplies!) 

Hey Bubbers, 

Mom and I needed a little escape, so we loaded up the truck and took you to a resort. You were perfectly behaved! We took you onto your first golf course, put your toes in the sand for the first time, and you stayed in your first hotel! 

Your mom goes back to work next week, and she is trying hard to spend every possible moment snuggling you. She got promoted again- and now has her own team! It’s a weird time right now because we both want to take you everywhere with us, but they don’t allow Bubbers at work. 

We love you so much kiddo. You just have no idea. Stop growing so fast. 

Anyway- Here are some photos of your little getaway. 

Ready for a beach break

Hey Bubbers, 

I’ve finally gotten over my anger at the blog. I wrote you a really good letter a couple weeks back. It was long, mushy, and had tons of photos and videos. When I clicked “post” to send it to you, WordPress crashed on my phone and I lost it. I was really, really upset. As a result I haven’t written in a while. But I’m back on the wagon! 

Life with you has been incredible. The best times of my day are our mornings together and when I get home after work to see my son. 

This morning it was just you and I in the bedroom; mom was out in the nursery pumping. It was dark except for the closet light. You were fidgeting a bit, but not fully awake yet. I crawled out of bed like a ninja, careful not to make a sound and wake you. On my way to the bathroom, tip-toeing, I carefully peeked into your crib to see what you were doing. 

There you were, wide-eyed and fully awake, with a giant smile on your face looking directly at me. You made a loud “ohhhh” sound to make sure I knew you caught me. It’s like you knew I was trying to be quiet. I laughed so hard I almost peed. 

You have a lot of personality now. You smile, you frown, you look at us like we are crazy at times. You love your parents, and you are starting to look at everything around you with curiousity and questions. I can’t wait until you can tell us what you are thinking. 

Moms going back to work in 3 weeks, and it’s really starting to hit her hard. She loves her time with you, and you guys are inseparable. She texts me at work daily about how she can’t even move to eat lunch because you are so comfortable and asleep on her. She goes crazy whenever you do something cute. She puts photos of you on her Facebook and social media constantly. You are her hero. I’m now chopped liver. All good. 

I can’t tell you how much I love you. You look more like me every day, and you are starting to make eyebrow movements like me. You just making a little sound makes me proud. You’re are an awesome little dude. One of my favorite moments yet was tonight when you lounged on me with your little legs crossed and watched Survivor. 

It’s 10pm and your dad is an old man, so I have to cut it short. I’m in bed, mom is to my right, and just past her you are laying in your little sleeper listening to ocean sounds from your dream machine. You don’t have a care in the world, and you have your whole life ahead of you. One day you could be president, a doctor, or a baseball player. 

I love you Tucker. Hope you sleep tight son. 


6 week old update

-You smile now some, but mom thinks it’s not on purpose.

-You try to talk when we have conversations with you. Mom says you are a great storyteller. 

-You love to take naps on dad. 

-Every morning around 4am I grab you from your sleep and play and put you on my chest in bed and snuggle for an hour. 

– Mom is like a different person. If I have you more than 2 feet away she is always watching like a hawk and waiting to take you back. She loves her Captain Bubbers. 

-We took you to Little League last weekend. 

-You and I watch a lot of baseball. 

-We can put you in the pool soon. You have little swimmers! 

-Everywhere we take you people go nuts. Not sure if you are the cutest baby ever, or people just really like babies. 

-Outside at Pallet Bar you love to stare at the sky.