The world of fatherhood has been a relatively recent journey for two Launceston dads, but it is one that both have been overjoyed with and will celebrate this Father's Day.
Grant Sullivan and Alex Judd had never met before, but their partners Ruby and Ayla had met through a playgroup and the two families were planning on catching up for coffee soon with the children.
Mr Sullivan said fatherhood to six-month-old Miles had been the best time of his life and he found it bizarre he was about to celebrate his first Father's Day.
"I have always wanted kids," he said. "[Miles is] fantastic, he's a very happy little boy."
The first-time dad found the moment he first saw his son incredible, overwhelmed by the emotion for him.
"I think as soon as we started speaking about names, Miles popped up and we just stuck with that and didn't even have a second name," Mr Sullivan said.
Miles has shown the beginnings of being a redhead, which comes from his great grandfather on his mother's side.
Mr Sullivan said his favourite moment so far had been watching Miles grow and develop into the person he is so far.
"Every day he is kicking goals - anything from rolling to laughing to grabbing at you and playing with his toys," he said.
"He is already saying mum and dad, but he doesn't know the context. I was saying dad to him constantly for weeks and then one day he just goes mum, mum, mum."
For Mr Judd, being a first-time father has been a busy but enjoyable experience.
"You start reading things on the internet or getting help and advice. There's so much out there it's a bit overwhelming," he said. "But, I have always wanted to be a dad."
The first time Mr Judd saw Arlo was a surreal experience, and he said some of the best photos so far had been those that captured the special moments of childbirth.
"[My favourite things have been] watching him grow and develop," Mr Judd said.
Arlo, now seven-months-old, has been close to saying dad, and there are hopes it may be a nice Father's Day present to Mr Judd.
Fatherhood has only reassured the two dads that they both would like another child in the future.
"Everyone in the family starts with A at the moment ... so we are a bit stuck for the next one, it's going to have to be an A by the sounds of it," Mr Judd said.
The new dads had plans for Father's Day with Mr Judd heading out for brunch with his family and Mr Sullivan heading to the Mole Creek Caves with his family and some friends.
Both fathers also had visions of what the future may look like with their sons.
Mr Sullivan said he was looking forward to playing sports and music with Miles, and watching him go to school and develop more.
Mr Judd said he could not wait to get out and about on weekends going camping and heading to the beach with Arlo.
"I'm just looking forward to hanging out and doing everything I can with my son," he said.