ORANGE (CBSLA.com) It’s the day when he is celebrated around the world.
You know him — dad, father, daddy, papi, da, pops, old man — whatever you call or called yours, there is only one first time for a new dad.
Every father remembers his very first father’s day, just as they remember the first time they heard another human being call them dad.
CBS2/KCAL9 went to Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Orange in search of new dads.
We found two, in particular, getting into the swing of the day and parenting 101.
It took a father’s kiss to hush a newborn’s cries.
Baby Graysen is the first child for new dad Josh Scrantom.
He said he can’t wait for all the new experiences he’ll share with his son. Well, semi new.
“Hot Wheels, and Batman, and just swimming and diving, All the stuff I get to do over again,” Scrantom said.
A few doors down, baby Lilah is comforted by her first-time dad, Stephen Reifenstein.
He said he was filled with many emotions.
“Besides being really tired from learning her schedule, it’s such a great feeling [being a dad.] We’re so in love with her,” Reifenstein said.
Lilah and Graysen were both born Thursday.
As Graysen prepares to go home with his parents to Costa Mesa, his parents say they cant wait to start their new journey as a family.
“I’m looking forward to every day,” said Josh.
“He’s going to be the best dad ever,” said Cat Scrantom.
Reifenstein, meanwhile, was learning his new daughter’s likes and dislikes.
“Sometimes she likes her feet nice and tight there,” he said.
Three days a father, he already has advice as he gets comfortable with the gig.
“Im just going to be there for her whenever we possibly can,” Reifenstein said, “that’s what I’m going to do.”