Last month, and his wife welcomed their son Camden John Lachey into the world.
The proud papa is soaking up as much quality time as he can with the newborn and recently posted a photo of himself and Camden in matching Cincinnati Bengals gear in support of Tide's Show Us Your Colors football campaign, which asks football fans to share personal moments in their team colors (upload your photo on Tide's Facebook page by Nov. 30 for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Super Bowl!).
"It's a great way to celebrate our love of the game and family as well," says Lachey. "The chance to start to sharing those moments and traditions with my son is a really good thing."
He adds with a laugh: "[Camden] is going to have his own thoughts and if he's not a Bengals fan, so be it. But until he can speak and tell me otherwise, he's a Bengals fan by default."
Read on for more from the new dad, including details about the project inspired by his son:
"It's been a roller coaster, but all good. It's been incredible to go through for the first time. It's all kind of surreal. Every day is a new surprise or expression. It's a lot of fun. I try to do everything with the baby. I sing to him. I shush him a lot. It's all about spending as much as you can."
"My brother said smell the baby a lot. That smell of your newborn baby doesn't last very long but it's something you'll always remember. So I find myself sniffing his head and his neck. There is that baby smell that is so special, especially when it's your own baby! Other than that, everybody says get a lot of sleep. The best advice is just love the heck out of your kid and shower them with love. It's a lesson that will last the rest of their lives so it's good to get started now."
"Now with Camden, he has his own Bengals onesie and the team is 3-1 with him cheering them. So in the last month, my tradition has been changing him and getting him ready for football at 10 o'clock. Then we sit together and watch. It's awesome."
"I'm actually working on a lullaby project that's inspired by Camden. I'm in the studio now finishing it up so it should be out the beginning of next year. It's some originals I'm writing and some classic ones so it's a mixture."
"There was no need to lift anyone spirits. You always go into a show like that knowing there is a chance you don't win it. You always have to walk away with your head held high and know you gave your best and he certainly did. I'm very proud of him for what he put into it."
Sunday, October 14, 2012