Alex Avila became a first time father on April 7th, 2013. Being the father of a 2 year old, I remember clearly those early months and the effect they had on my job performance. Even during the pregnancy, especially toward the end, your life is Impacted at pretty much every level. A good husband is there for his wife, and when the baby is born he's there for the baby and his wife. I was able to take some time off at my job. Alex went on a 9 game road trip. Think he was able to rest easy? Going into it, I thought things wouldn't change much, though people who'd been through said it would. Boy, we're they right. Free time, good bye. Time for extra projects at work, so long. Extra batting practice? Those early months were full of restless nights, distracted days, and trying to figure out how to function when everything changes.