Sleeping seems to be one of the most difficult and elusive parts of baby-ness. I can't tell you how many times I wondered how to get my baby to sleep more in the first few months of his life. Looking back, he was doing exactly what babies do, but I had this idea that he needed to … [Read more...]
Crying; Trying to Fix the Unfixable
As many of you may know, this “being a parent” thing is pretty wild. Specifically I’m talking about the first month or two, which is where my wife and I find ourselves right now. Our son, Sammy, is almost 7 weeks old and it has been one wacky roller coaster ride. I think the key … [Read more...]
The Mother Hen….Negotiating the Ups and Downs
Well, after several months of planning, 39 weeks of pregnancy, a whole bunch of excitement and a little bit of nerves, our little guy is here! Well, Samuel Liberty has been here for a little over 6 weeks now and we're starting to get into the groove of this thing. Sort of. I have … [Read more...]
Newborns; How to Win When Wrestling With a 3-Week Old
Our little Sammy has just passed his 3-week birthday this week and we're over the moon in love with him! He's a great baby, super cute, and just has a way of grabbing your heart and drawing you in. We find ourselves staring at him, laughing at his funny little mannerisms and … [Read more...]
External Cephalic Version; There’s No Turning Back
Based on the fact that our baby is breech (facing up, not head down), and that we were in the 37th week of pregnancy, I decided that the best route to take was to try the turning procedure that our doctor recommended called the External Cephalic Version (ECV). She told me that it … [Read more...]
To Reproduce or Not to Reproduce
I used to have these thoughts in my head of having a couple of kids in my early twenties…now at 35 and no kids to be seen the question came up in a more serious nature in the summer of 2011. Annie and I spent a little bit of time here and there chatting about the why’s and why … [Read more...]
Baby Myths: Some of the Best Ones, Dispelled!
We came across this article recently on Parents.com and thought it was worth talking about. It's all about dispelling some of the myths in old school baby advice. You know the deal, everybody and their mother (literally) has some tidbit that they NEED to tell you about how it's … [Read more...]
Baby Gear; Seriously, We Need Some Help!!!
This whole baby gear thing is new to us. Not sure if you've looked at, bought, thought about, or even passed near by any baby gear lately, but let me tell you...there's a MILLION different options! Being the non-shopping types, neither of us do well with more than about 3 … [Read more...]