My First Week As A Father *emotional*

My First Week As A Father *emotional*

Shortly after my baby Wes was born, he got sent to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It completely tore me apart.

I have been trying to figure out how I want to tell this story for weeks. I kept recutting this video, reliving the emotions. It has been hard.

But it’s a story I want to share. I hope that it makes others who have been through or are currently going through similar experiences feel less alone. I hope that it inspires you personally, and fills you with hope that life, despite its challenges, after all, can be beautiful.

-Ned

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42 Responses

  1. LadyLoki110 says:

    The 382 people who disliked this video are heartless robots!!! I cried twice watching this… once when he was talking about Wes in the NICU, and again at the end. Ned is going to make an amazing dad!!!

    • doggo pup says:

      Brandname ._.? Then why the hell would they take the time to dislike it? cause that’s pretty stupid… like the ones who did it

    • Brandname ._.? says:

      Or maybe someone is having a bad day or its just a troll idk

    • Fleakee Cloutier says:

      I mean I don’t dislike it, but it’s not the content I expect from the Try Guys… The first 15 videos are about being a dad and owning dogs… I subbed to see stuff like then trying american ninja warrior, not that. I dont dislike it but I understand some people did.

    • Dutspice says:

      Fucking pussy

    • Kendrick Mott says:

      I disliked the video and I’m not a robot

  2. Sameram says:

    Grown up Wes watches this heartwarming video of his father, then watches a recommended video of his father screaming in a corset while Keith talks about shit lol

  3. Kelly says:

    This was very endearing to watch Ned! Wes will be fine. He might be a tiny little dude right now, but he’ll grow up to be a strong man one day. My cousin was born 9 weeks to early. He was the size of an adult guinea pig. He spent 8 weeks in the hospital hooked up to all sort of scary machinery. Today he’s a full grown bearded 6’03 man with a baby of his own. No medical issues whatsoever. Can’t wait to see Wes grow up to do just that ^^

  4. Lina Awny says:

    TO THE 391 MF WHO DISLIKED THIS VIDEO I HOPE YOU GO TO HELL

  5. Azura Skye says:

    we love you Ned♥️ your gonna be a great dad!!

  6. Flarus Animates says:

    I was in the NICU for about 2 weeks after I was born. I was born a month early. The doctors/nurses wouldn’t even let my mom hold me. They made her put her breast milk in a bag for me. When my mom finally got me back to take me home, she found out the doctors/nurses didn’t use her breast milk, and fed me this formula. It made my mom very sad. I still have a bump on my hand from where the IV was put in.

  7. LazyCissy says:

    Oooooh no NED DIDN’T READ THE BABY BOOKS AHHH

  8. Wakiki Demore says:

    Lets hope Ned won’t be a camera dad and that wesley won’t grow up to associate his dad with just “that camera guy”.

    • Jared Michael says:

      Wakiki Demore I doubt that he will. He seems like the kind of guy to separate things like that. This is just a very big milestone in his & Ariel’s life and he wanted us to be a part of it. It’s like how a lot of parents film birthdays and graduations.

      I hope I don’t sound rude in this, just trying to bring some context.

      Have a lovely day!!

  9. Dictator of Ninjas says:

    Is ned….a gINGER??

    • Bunny Of b&b says:

      Bob Sparklez that’s a thing

    • AdaylnTheLifeOf says:

      Auburn? I have that hair color and my hair looks red in some lighting

    • Jackie Johnson says:

      AdaylnTheLifeOf yea, I’m pretty sure that means you have some of the ginger genes/gene mutations in you!! You’re special! Haha there are multiple different genes associated with being ginger, that express themselves in different ways, being different variations of red hair. At least that’s what I’ve read in articles about gingers and genetics etc. I was born with bright red hair and the typical pale skin that burned and freckled easily etc, but now my hair is more strawberry blonde/strawberry brownish. I’m still just as much ginger as somone with bright red hair, though. I don’t know all the details and intricacies about it, but if you do some research on auburn hair and gingers, you should be able to find that you share some of the genes/mutations that gingers have. That means that you might be more sensitive to pain and extreme hot/cold temperatures, require more anaesthetic, and are at higher risk for certain skin cancers, among other ginger traits. It’s pretty interesting 🙂 I like being a ginger haha. I feel special :p

    • lovelovelove says:

      Jackie Johnson I look weird because of that gene. Because I’m dark skinned black with kinky curly hair that looks red in direct light, not the cute red btw. (And actually bleaches red after spending a long time in the sun, so it looks red in all light) and my arm and leg hair, is naturally red.

    • Fools Raven says:

      He’s a blonde with reddish orange beard…..at most he may be a day walker lol

  10. Lena Morehead says:

    usually seeing Ned as the rowdiest, dudebro try guy it was really cool to see this different side of him and i felt every single emotion he was going through. i know he’s just gonna be the best father and i wish him, Ariel, and Wesley the best life!!!

  11. Laura Osegueda says:

    I don’t even like kids, but I sat through this whole video just to feed that baby.

  12. press says:

    Answer we never asked the question for: Ned is probably a strawberry blonde!

    • JohnJane DoeSmithu says:

      press
      What makes him a strawberry blonde as opposed to a redhead?

    • Georgia C says:

      press my dad had blonde hair but a red beard. I ended up being a red head 😂 all my friends are like woah when they see my parents cause my mom has black hair and my dad has blonde hair.

  13. FireCracker3240 says:

    I really love seeing this more serious, sensitive side of you, Ned. You’re going to make an amazing Father, I’m sure. ❤

  14. curly ray of sunshine says:

    The worst thing posible for a parent is seen your child cry of pain. Trust me I’ve been there Ned. My son was hospitalized I stood by his side holding his tiny hand for many hours hunched over. The nurse asked me aren’t you tired of holding his hand all hunched over. A took a glance at her and replied a true mother will stand by his sick child no matter what. Trust me if was capable of a 38 hour labor and c-section im capable of standing hunched over for the sake of my child’s health. Sending you guys a big virtual Hug ❤️

    • Lauren Schmelzer says:

      curly ray of sunshine you sound like my mom. Loving moms are superheros. I am disabled with chronic pain/illness and my mom is still there for me even at 4AM, when she should be sleeping for work, she’ll hold my hand through a pain flare. I pray you continue to have the strength you need ❤️

  15. Ellen Lincourt says:

    You think you know what love is and then, you have a baby. Being a parent has been the most enriching thing I have ever done, and I lived an adventurous youth.

  16. Candice Nicole says:

    I had tears burning down my face until he praised the burrito for making him happy. Lol. Gosh that’s tough. My good friend’s son was premature in the NICU for almost 3 months. Between her husband still having to work and her not being able to spend the night, it was pretty tough on them. I mean, you don’t expect to go home without your baby.

  17. Egg Spread says:

    Those eye bags dont tell lies…

  18. 2M Baby Gender Reveal says:

    You’re an amazing dad. We are so proud of you!

  19. SilentSky says:

    Sentimental

  20. SilentSky says:

    A good father.

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