Bright also dispenses tips for the newbies.
“Karo syrup is great for gas,” he tells Cohen. “And you can schedule diaper delivery through Amazon Prime, and they’ll be on your doorstep when you need them.”
Landry, who’s become adept at balancing a baby in each arm, says he’s been “terrified and ecstatic” at the same time since Connor and Avery were born. Landry commutes weekly from Fort Collins, Colorado, so having family in Colorado has “definitely helped out” and relieved some anxiety.
Although Cohen was moved to tears when Destini was born, he says tears quickly gave way to practicality, and now he and Jameka share nightly baby responsibilities. “We take shifts feeding, burping, rocking and putting Destini to sleep,” Cohen says. “That baby rules the house and is the focus of all our attention.”
“It’s been absolutely wonderful hearing them all talk about their babies,” says Barb Riddell, associate vice president of information services who became a grandmother for the first time on March 10 when her daughter gave birth to a baby girl in Ohio. “It’s reassuring to learn that these are good men and that our team is blessed with so many.”
All four dads beam at the description. And before dashing back to work, they agree that being a hands-on dad has definitely altered their priorities.
“Who knew getting a burp out of a baby would be so gratifying?” Landry asks.