7 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Parenting

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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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THANKS. (An Open Letter to Parents)

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My earliest memory is moving into the home I’d eventually grow up in. I was probably two, maybe three. I remember the kitchen counters being as tall as the Eiffel Tower and I remember the backyard was dirt.

That’s it. My earliest memory and that’s all I remember.

I don’t remember my mom or dad. I don’t remember diapers or teething. From age zero to age four, I don’t remember anything.

This is nothing shy of a tragedy. I understand that now. I understand that the hardest years of my parents’ life were the ones I don’t remember. At all.

So, Mom and Dad, accept this as a belated thank you. Because I understand now what you went through and it deserves recognition (albeit 32 years late).

Spoiler Alert: Being a Father Doesn’t Change You

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Before having a child, I had a lot of questions.

What will she look like? 

Will she be healthy? 

How will my wife handle labor? 

Who will I become?

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Conclusively Inconclusive: My First Two Months of Fatherhood

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Hi. My name is HypeDad and it’s been two months since my last post.

Hi, HypeDad.

Yes, this is the introduction to the erratic blogger’s therapy group. It’s been two months since my last post, which officially makes me the spasmodic blogger I said I’d never become. Then again, I said a lot things before becoming a father. Funny how parenthood changes all of that.

It’s no coincidence my blogging absence aligns with the birth of our first child. I’ve been busy parenting, which I’ve learned is not dissimilar to Fight Club.

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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