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5 Cool Thing About My Baby Girl

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There are many milestones in a baby’s life, although we have not hit any of the really major ones yet: Crawling, talking, teething, walking, college. However there are still many things that have happened in my daughters short 15 weeks that are very cool. This post contains 5 of them. They may seem pretty minor and insignificant, but to me …

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Fitness in Fatherhood

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Is it possible to stay in shape, or even get in shape as the father of a newborn? Before my daughter was born, I was sure that I would be able to keep up with my regular workout routine, but alas, how naive I was. I have gone from working out 5 or 6 days a week, to working out …

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No Baby, No Cry – Musings of a Tired Father

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It’s 02:00 in the morning, I’m already very tired and my baby daughter will not stop crying. Well, I guess that is not entirely fair, she will stop crying for a couple of minutes, but then start-up again in full force. What is a new dad to do? How long can this go on?

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No Pain, No Gain – Vaccination Shots

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This week my little daughter turned 8 weeks old, and we were told by the doctor during our regular checkup appointment that she is ready for the next set of vaccinations. Since we were at the doctor’s office for the checkup anyway, we decided to go ahead with the shots. She actually received 2 shots (one in each leg) and …

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Amazon Mom – Review

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I don’t know about everyone else, but Amazon is my first-stop shopping destination. I buy almost everything, other than food-stuffs and clothes, from Amazon; I at least check Amazon first. So when my sister mentioned Amazon Mom to me for purchasing diapers and wipes, I decided I would check into it. The membership is $99.00 a year, so the obvious …

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Top 10 New Dad Essentials

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There are plenty of lists out there about things you need to take care of a newborn baby, I even have a couple of those lists on this site. Everyone knows you need things like diapers, a changing table, crib, car seat (you get the idea); this post is not about those types of items. This is a list of …

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Life In 3 Hour Increments

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My daughter was born 3 weeks early at 4 lbs. 7 oz; when we brought her home she had dropped in weight to 4 lbs. 2 oz. Recommendations from the doctor was that we feed her every 3 hours, which is what we have been doing since coming home almost 6 weeks ago (wow, time flies). Over the last 6 …

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You Might Be the Father of a Newborn If…

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Having a baby is a life-changer! I am doing and saying things that I never thought I would do or say. I am not doing things and not saying things that I always thought I would do or say (say what??). In case you are wondering how you might be able to tell if you’re the father (or the mother …

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Baby On the Way – Important Items For the Hospital Stay

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You’ve been to all the doctor appointments, the ultrasounds, read all the books and taken the classes, but now the time is here: Your wife is in labor. Hopefully both you and your wife have packed bags well in advance, if you haven’t, and you are close to week 37, PACK YOUR BAGS NOW! You may think you have plenty …