28 years ago today, I became a father for the first time. I will never forget that day from the endless hours waiting for her to come out to getting splattered in the face with blood when I cut the umbilical cord. The doctor found that particularly funny. The nurses had to pry her from my arms, promising that they would return her after they cleaned her up and took her vitals. My picture of the day for day 298 is of me, pondering how the heck that could have been 28 years ago. Happy birthday, Jessica.