Bret Bielema is in his third week as a new father after his wife, Jen, gave birth to daughter Briella — the couple’s first child — on July 8.
“Fatherhood’s good,” Bielema said. “I can tell you it’s a different sleeping arrangement, a different timing pattern, but it’s all good.”
Bielema said he hasn’t made any big changes in his daily routine.
“I volunteered to sleep in the other room,” he said with a laugh. “But nothing that’s really going to affect the day-to-day routine for me.”
Bielema said he talked to Jen via FaceTime on Monday morning during Briella’s check-up.
“You have to get creative on the things you want to be present for,” Bielema said. “I’ve never really thought I’d be FaceTiming my way into a baby appointment on the way to a golf tournament, but it is what it is.
“My wife is unbelievable, so that kind of helps me in that regard. … What people have sent us, the gifts, the thoughts, it’s just overwhelming.
“It’s cool to witness, but also my wife last night, she said, ‘You lay back down. You have a big job in front of you tomorrow.’ I have an understanding family that makes it twice as easy.”