What does fatherhood mean to you?
For me, it means I have the opportunity to build one of the strongest relationships two humans can have during their lifetime. I am excited to do everything I can to help my son be the best version of himself he can be. I now have a chance to build a great life with my son.
Is fatherhood everything you thought it would be?
I would say that I am actually more shocked at what it takes to be a mother than a father. The sacrifices I have seen my wife make are far greater than what my expectations were as a father. Huge shout out to my mom and all the single mothers out there, I had no idea how hard it was. That being said, being a dad is better than I could have imagined. I have never loved anything as much as I do Carter, it’s CRAZY!
What is the hardest part of parenting?
Adjusting to the new sleep schedule was hard at first for sure, we’re catching a groove now though. Also, the new work/life balance is something we are still working on. My wife is able to stay home so that is helping us out a lot.
Parenthood comes with a constant learning experience in patience and acceptance. How do you approach this?
I just constantly try to put myself in the mind of a 2-month-old. He is learning everything in real-time and I always just try to make sure I remember that. Also, my wife reads so much online and we try and really understand constantly where he is at in his developmental stages so we can cater to his needs and make things easier on everyone.
What excites you most about being a dad?
Having a new best friend and golfing buddy for life! I can’t wait to get him swinging a golf club. Also, just seeing him grow up, I can’t wait to see what his interests and talents are.
How do you make hemp products part of your routine?
My wife has taken our CBD capsules every day since we found out she was pregnant and still takes them daily. It helps her body maintain itself and keeps her mental state where she feels most comfortable. My cannabinoid intake hasn’t changed much at all! Cinnamon CBG oil in the morning, CBD gummies after lunch, and a CBN capsule at night. Now that we’re all sleeping better the CBN has made a huge difference. I wasn’t able to take it at first because we weren’t getting ANY sleep. Now that I can get my full night’s sleep, I’m back on it!
Overall, being a dad is the best thing that has happened to me. I understand love, sacrifice, and patience more than I ever have in life. I am thankful for the level of motivation my family gives me to go out and be the best I can be for them every day. I can’t wait for what the future holds. My wife and I were at the perfect place in our lives to bring a child into this world and it has brought us even closer than we were before. He is the best blessing either of us has ever had!