By Matthew Allana ’20
Credit: Posted with permission of Brian Fessenden
PC Support Specialist Brian Fessenden and his wife Christine welcomed their daughter Isabella Aria Fessenden into the world on Aug. 2 at 9:15 a.m.
The Fessendens settled on Isabella as their daughter’s name, as that was the only name they agreed upon. Both mother and father have relatives named Elizabeth, and in Italian, Isabella Aria is the equivalent of Elizabeth.
Although Isabella is too young to be able to play with toys or play games with her parents, she is a very happy baby, according to her father.
“She looks a lot more like my wife, which is good, but people say she has my eyes,” he said.
Fessenden said that being a parent is exactly what he expected it to be, and it isn’t too difficult, especially since he and his wife prepared beforehand. However, he said that after becoming a parent, there is more worry and less sleep.
“You constantly have to watch the baby because they have no real sense of self-preservation. They’re basically constantly trying to kill themselves,” he said.
Fessenden also said his views of other parents have changed.
“It renewed my respect for single parents. It’s definitely very difficult with two people, let alone by yourself,” Fessenden said.