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Playing 'Baby Shark' to a stadium full of baseball fans is total #dadgoals 🙌

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had the ultimate dad moment at a recent game.

Playing 'Baby Shark' to a stadium full of baseball fans is total #dadgoals 🙌

The Baby Shark song is everywhere. On our TVs, on our phones, in toys and even on the speakers in baseball stadiums.

Father and Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus recently selected the Baby Shark song as his walk-up tune, puzzling sports reporters who are used to hearing players pumping Drake or Guns N' Roses when they approach the plate.

"It reminds me of my son and gets me where I want to be for an at-bat," Andrus told SportsDay. "You will get used to it. I did."

(Parents are nodding right now.)

Fox Sports Southwest reporter Emily Jones clearly does not care for Andrus' nautical themed bop and caught up with him in the dugout to ask him what is up with the song choice. He told her it's his son's favorite song, so he had to give it a shot.

Andus' son, Elvis Emilio, is nearly 2 years old and basically the perfect demographic for Baby Shark.

If Baby Shark doesn't help Andrus hit home runs though, the jam may get knocked from the playlist. Andrus told MLB.com: "I am very superstitious, if it gets a hit every day, I am going to keep it. If I don't get any hits, it might not be up there. Hopefully it will be the song I hit well with."

We think it's adorable that Andrus wants to think of Elvis Jr. when he steps up to bat. Keep crankin' the Baby Shark Dance, Daddy!

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I never wanted to be a mom. It wasn't something I ever thought would happen until I fell madly in love with my husband—who knew very well he wanted children. While he was a natural at entertaining our nephews or our friends' kids, I would awkwardly try to interact with them, not really knowing what to say or do.

Our first pregnancy was a surprise, a much-wanted one but also a unicorn, "first try" kind of pregnancy. As my belly grew bigger, so did my insecurities. How do you even mom when you never saw motherhood in your future? I focused all my uncertainties on coming up with a plan for the delivery of my baby—which proved to be a terrible idea when my dreamed-of unmedicated vaginal birth turned into an emergency C-section. I couldn't even start motherhood the way I wanted, I thought. And that feeling happened again when I couldn't breastfeed and instead had to pump and bottle-feed. And once more, when all the stress from things not going my way turned into debilitating postpartum anxiety that left me not really enjoying my brand new baby.

As my baby grew, slowly so did my confidence that I could do this. When he would tumble to the ground while learning how to walk and only my hugs could calm him, I felt invincible. But on the nights he wouldn't sleep—whether because he was going through a regression, a leap, a teeth eruption or just a full moon—I would break down in tears to my husband telling him that he was a better parent than me.

Then I found out I was pregnant again, and that this time it was twins. I panicked. I really cannot do two babies at the same time. I kept repeating that to myself (and to my poor husband) at every single appointment we had because I was just terrified. He, of course, thought I could absolutely do it, and he got me through a very hard pregnancy.

When the twins were born at full term and just as big as singleton babies, I still felt inadequate, despite the monumental effort I had made to grow these healthy babies and go through a repeat C-section to make sure they were both okay. I still felt my skin crawl when they cried and thought, What if I can't calm them down? I still turned to my husband for diaper changes because I wasn't a good enough mom for twins.

My husband reminded me (and still does) that I am exactly what my babies need. That I am enough. A phrase that has now become my mantra, both in motherhood and beyond, because as my husband likes to say, I'm the queen of selling myself short on everything.

So when my babies start crying, I tell myself that I am enough to calm them down.

When my toddler has a tantrum, I remind myself that I am enough to get through to him.

When I go out with the three kids by myself and start sweating about everything that could go wrong (poop explosions times three), I remind myself that I am enough to handle it all, even with a little humor.


And then one day I found this bracelet. Initially, I thought how cheesy it'd be to wear a reminder like this on my wrist, but I bought it anyway because something about it was calling my name. I'm so glad I did because since day one I haven't stopped wearing it.

Every time I look down, there it is, shining back at me. I am enough.

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