Todd proposed during the photo shoot for the announcement, and they welcomed little Rhett in August 2017. Now, they’re just trying to figure out how to make this parenting thing work with their daily challenges. Amanda told PEOPLE, “It’s tough though because Todd can’t help out physically as much as we would both like. A father in a wheelchair had told Todd before that he probably wouldn’t even be able to hold our child, so we’re glad that was quickly proven wrong on day one.”
Still, Amanda says Todd is a wonderful father. While he would love nothing more than to step in and help out, he provides emotional support to Amanda and their son.
In between the day-to-day of taking care of a new baby, Todd and Amanda are also busy planning their wedding. The date is set for October 27, 2018, and they’re hoping Rhett will be walking by then so he can be the ring bearer. Todd says that Rhett really helps him, too. “My favorite thing is hanging out with him and making him laugh and smile,” he told PEOPLE. “Or feeding him, that really calms me down for some reason. If I’m stressed or mad and I start feeding him, it all seems to go away.”
Congratulations on your new little guy, Amanda and Todd!
(Image: Facebook/Amanda Diesen)