AD: As first-time dads, how did you determine what your must-have objects have been?
JTF: That is without doubt one of the causes we requested Breegan to do that room. We have now had our houses in Los Angeles and New York City featured in AD, and the improbable designer Peter Gurski labored on each locations. He doesn’t have youngsters, so we felt we wanted somebody who was a mother or father to do that room. Breegan is somebody whose designs we all know effectively as a result of we have now gotten near her on Excessive Makeover: Dwelling Version. I used to be drawn to her designs. I felt like we have been on the identical web page. The opposite designer on the present lives in New Jersey, so she wasn’t an choice. Breegan was shut and native, and it was good working with a pal. It was a simple ask. However so far as must-haves, I form of seemed to her and was like, You inform me what we want as a result of I’m completely new. I do know we want a crib and a spot for us to lie down.
AD: Was she capable of provide you with good recommendation ?
JTF: Completely. She introduced in some issues that we didn’t even know we’d want, like humidifiers and sound machines. Simply little touches that she knew could be useful for us as new dad and mom. She needed a glider chair as an alternative of rocker. Issues she felt have been extra useful for her when she was a brand new mother or father. She needed to move on these items of recommendation to us. We’re actually grateful that she did that. She can also be good at group. We opened the drawers to the dresser, and all the things was itemized. She had all these garments and child equipment we didn’t even know existed, so it was fairly a reveal day.
AD: Was there something that was a shock to you?
JTF: It was all within the little touches. There may be this pom-pom mobile above the mattress that picks up the colours of the room and pops. The stuffed animals and throw pillows. These aren’t issues that we have been speaking about. They have been simply good surprises that made the room above-and-beyond.
AD: How has the entire expertise of lockdown impacted your journey of turning into a father?
JTF: You already know, I’m at all times an optimist. I actually am not one who needs to seek out pleasure in what we’re experiencing proper now, as a result of I’d moderately be working, the world be open, folks have their jobs. However there was a blessing for us in that Justin and I acquired to spend these first months earlier than the newborn got here collectively. We had this very nice quiet time at residence earlier than Beckett arrived after which as soon as Beckett was right here. I used to be meant to be doing a play and I wasn’t going to be right here for the primary two weeks of Beckett’s time on this planet. I acquired to have that with him as an alternative of a job pulling me away. So there have been blessings in disguise due to the lockdown. You already know, you’ll be able to’t take a child, actually, wherever the primary months anyway. As somebody who suffers from FOMO, there may be actually nothing to have FOMO about now.
AD: You have got one of the best factor happening at residence proper now! Do you may have a favourite aspect of the nursery when you needed to choose one?
JTF: I suppose the centerpiece of the nursery for me is the crib. I spend quite a lot of time taking a look at it as a result of I spend quite a lot of time taking a look at Beckett whereas he’s sleeping.