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My next journey in life: Fatherhood and Baby E.B.

First picture of Baby E.B. taken in November

2019 is going to take my life into a direction I never thought it would go. I’m going to be a father.

(insert pause to allow people to question if its true or give time for initial shock)

Coming July 1 will be Baby E.B.

I’ve spent the last few months going through an emotional roller coaster, so many questions, tons of curiosity and millions of thoughts. Fortunately I have the entire support of my family and friends who have been in the know but I think some people in my family still think I’m kidding. Regardless it’s really great to have the emotional backing of those who love and care for you. The biggest key factor is mom and the baby are all healthy which is all I could ask for and continue to pray for. This morning we were able to hear the heartbeat for the first time. It was a moment that kind of paused everything in life for me. Just hearing those beats brought a glaze of tears to my eyes. It really sank in more.

My friends and family have warned me that life is about to completely change for me. It’s something that has been on my mind 24/7. Becoming a first time father is going to be the biggest and most important step my life will ever take. My girlfriend and I are beyond excited for what’s to come.

Knowing this, I’m going to document and journal everything going through my mind. I want something to really give me an outlet as writing has been the best drug for me as an escape. I want to be able to write letters to my future child that he or she could read later in life. I want to write the excitement, worries, fears and noise that have come my way. I’ve decided to start an entirely new blog dedicated to fatherhood, dads and the adventure that awaits which will be going live next week. I have some other dads who will also be writing. Be on the look out for that.

What becomes of this blog, Wichita By E.B.? I’m expecting it to take a hit of some sorts and will try my best to continue going around Wichita and finding the best eats and things to do in our city. Since this blog is entirely a one man show, who knows? I suppose I’m just going to play it by ear. In the meantime, I’m trying my best to immerse myself in everything I can to prepare myself for this next exciting chapter in my life.

While I wait for Baby E.B. to arrive, I’m doing my best prep by starting to wear dad shoes: the Nike Monarchs (and looking for baby Shocker gear).

Nike Monarch

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