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A Father-Son Moment

Thoughts from a recent outing with the boy.

A few weeks ago I was out chilling with my 7-month old boy when I thought to myself, “Hey, I’m having a really good time hanging out with my son”.

Until then, long excursions with just the boy and I were extremely difficult. This was because he was heavily dependent on his mom for feeding (roughly every 2 hours). The need to keep him satisfied would cloud my mind with worry and anxiety.

The boy and his momma at Cook’s Beach.

But in the past few months he hit some amazing milestones. He finally started drinking from a bottle (meaning I could feed him when his mom isn’t around). He also started eating solids (meaning I could give him snacks and also have to change his diapers less frequently).

One day the boy and I headed out to Whitianga with a pre-made bottle of formula and a banana in my bag. We walked around town leisurely, hung out at a cafe, and did some grocery shopping. When I noticed him getting a bit restless, I popped the baby bottle in his mouth, which he promptly chugged. An hour later we took a little break at the park where I gave him a banana to snack on.

That was the moment when I realized that I’m genuinely having fun hanging out with the boy. For the first time, I didn’t have to worry about rushing him to his mom to be fed, finding a place to change his diaper, or figuring out how to make him to nap. I could just sit down and appreciate how quickly he’s growing.

It’s been fun hanging with this little goof.

Since then he’s reached other milestones, most notably crawling. He’d been trying for months (for the longest time he could only go backwards) and one day, it all finally clicked. It’s so funny watching him crawl; he’s like a shitty knock-off Boston Dynamics dog.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to spend a lot of of time with the boy as I’m not working at the moment. I’m so excited to see him develop even more.

👶 Super fun baby pics time! 👶

Goofin’ around
Crushin’ blueberries
Them chompers though!
Rocking a jinbei from our friend Maki-san in Tokyo. Thank you Maki-san! Also crazy to think that he couldn’t even sit like this a month ago.
Chins for days


  • Dylan
    Dylan on October 21st, 2020

    > he’s like a shitty knock-off Boston Dynamics dog

    He’s some cute. The sunglasses kill me 🔥

    Sounds like yas are in a great spot, tets ♥️ – thanks for sharing

  • tetchi
    tetchi on October 22nd, 2020

    thx Dylan :) Miss you bud!

  • Adrienne
    Adrienne on November 4th, 2020

    Hi, stranger. I know it’s been years but I’m so, so happy to see life is treating you well (: Sending love to you and your beautiful family!

  • tetchi
    tetchi on November 5th, 2020

    Holy moly! It’s been a loooong time for sure, how’s it going?! I hope you and your family are well! :)

  • Adrienne
    Adrienne on November 14th, 2020

    We’re doing as well as can be expected! Happy to be living in a Blue State but missing home right now for sure.

  • tetchi
    tetchi on November 23rd, 2020

    I hope all of this blows over soon so you can visit home again. Take care & stay safe!!

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