We’re Expecting | Jordan, Owlet Co-Founder
May 6, 2016
With my wife being a labor and delivery nurse and me at Owlet, I don’t know how we could talk more about babies in our lives. That is until we found out we were expecting with baby #2. Now we are in full baby mode! With our first baby, our son James, my wife surprised me on Valentine’s Day. I can still remember the deep realization that I was going to be a father, and how I teared up with excitement and awe that my wife and I would be creating and raising a little life together. It was such a special moment that I will always remember.
This time, however, my wife wasn’t able to pull off the surprise announcement. We were trying to get pregnant with no success. She had stopped using the pregnancy test strips because it made her to sad to keep getting a negative result. Then one morning I hear a gasp from the bathroom. I thought she saw a spider or something. (My wife could train street fighters she is so tough but something about spiders turns her into a wet noodle.) However, it was better than a spider. We were pregnant! She was, however, super bummed that she spoiled the surprise.
So not to be outdone, on my birthday we went out to eat and I unwrapped my gift right there on the table of the Mexican Restaurant this is what it was:
I was suddenly overwhelmed again to find we were having another boy! I started tearing up, right there on my burrito. I guess that something about babies and surprises will just get me blubbering.
There is something deeply powerful about becoming a parent. From the outside looking in my friends thought we were crazy to have kids. Sometimes after my son’s bodily functions that find themselves expelled on me, my clothing, and my belongings, I start to wonder if we are crazy. However, it is moments like finding out your are going to be a father, holding your child for the first time, and about every time he snuggles right into me that I realize there is nothing else I would rather be doing with my life. I live for those little moments that fill you with awe and make you want to be a better person.
I wanted to share a few of these special moments with you guys, my other family, so that maybe you can get some endorphins flowing just thinking about a similar day that you have had in your life.
—Jordan Monroe, Owlet co-founder (and soon to be father to two!)
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