7 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Parenting

Archive, Fatherhood, Pregnancy

Oh, to be expecting. A magical time, really. Nine months of mystery in which parenthood is a locked door and you spend most of your time imagining what it’s like on the other side.

Having now lived nine months on the other side, I have some insider information.

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Sacramento Couple Creates Adorable Pregnancy Time Lapse

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UPDATE #2: Parents Magazine publishes an article on our video: http://www.parents.com/blogs/everything-pregnancy/2015/03/31/everything-pregnancy/this-time-lapse-pregnancy-video-nails-all-the-cute-trends/?socsrc=pmmfb1504015

UPDATE: Daily Mail, the largest English-speaking news site in the world, has published an article about our video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3018575/Nine-months-minutes-Couple-create-quirky-time-lapse-pregnancy-video-yawning-newborn-dog-starring-final-shot.html

Fox 40, a local news channel, shared our pregnancy time lapse video over the weekend. Very cool.

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SACRAMENTO —

A Sacramento couple — and their Boston Terrier Benson — have gained some attention on the Internet  after putting together a rather cute video documenting their entire pregnancy.

After learning of his wife’s pregnancy, Cole Cuchna, a local barista with a music degree from Sacramento State, “wanted to join the growing movement of more involved dads,” he writes on his blog.

The blog, called HypeDad, is exactly what Cuchna created in order to join that movement. “I want to create a voice for culture-forward dads in flyknits. A community of eighties’ babies maintaining relevancy through fatherhood,” he writes.

The video is called Chalkboard Baby – A Pregnancy Time Lapse, and it features Cuchna, his wife, B Zeboski Cuchna, and their Boston Terrier named Benson. Throughout the video you can see B progress through her pregnancy, as well as Cole’s work of painting the walls of the nursery…

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Let’s Keep it Real: The Truth About Labor

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Labor is a shadowy figure. For months, it peers in your windows at night. It hides under your bed and in the closet. It’s faceless and unknowable. At times your imagination gets the best of you and your fictitious labor suddenly becomes some torturous scene from the movie Saw. And I’m just a guy. I’m not doing the heavy lifting. I can’t imagine the kinds of horrors women dream up.