This picture is the most incredible thing I have ever seen and probably will ever see in my lifetime.

Looking at it evokes so many emotions in me: hope, excitement, fear, love, joy, and a few others I've never felt before.

All that is certain right now is that I want to be a great Dad.

There is no doubt in my mind that Amy will be an incredible Mom. She's so loving, caring, selfless, thoughtful, devoted, and strong. And if Amy's Mom is any indication, she'll have this whole Mom thing down from the get go.

I've had a lot of people tell me that the instincts that go along with being a Dad will "just come" over time.

If my son or daughter ends up loving me as much as I love my Dad, then I know I will have achieved that greatness I seek.

You can read Amy's take on our pregnancy on her blog, The Funky Fork.


  1. Becky on January 26, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    You’re so cool! I’m so pumped for you and Amy!

    • Mark Bailey, Jr. on January 26, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      We feel blessed to have you and Jimmy as part of our support/love system. Thank you for being there for us now and in the future!

  2. Bert Tavary on January 27, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Mark, all you have to do if you want to be a really GREAT DAD is just do what YOUR Dad has done! He raised the BEST bunch of kids I know of, and there can be nobody better to follow than Big Mark if you want to be “The Greatest”! CONGRATULATIONS to both you and Amy (and may I say, a job well done!).

    • Mark Bailey, Jr. on January 29, 2015 at 3:18 am

      Thanks, Bert.

      I 100% agree. My Dad has set an incredible example for me to follow. There isn’t a day I don’t thank god for giving me Mark Sr. as a Dad.

      It was great to see you today.