Baby Bonding (New Video)

I just wrapped up a month off of work for baby bonding. The days were filled with playing with new toys, books, trying out solid foods, naps, partial naps, and bonding. During that time I was actually able to notice a lot more of a bond had formed between me and baby. I firmly believe that people should get much more time off of work to bond with their children, but that’s another story. Here’s a video I took that sums up a typical day. Enjoy!

Have a baby at home? How has the experience been so far?

Onezie Spree

We are two months out. I thought I was nervous before, but I clearly didn’t know what nervous meant.

One thing that helps is to prepare, even if it is something minor like buying clothes for the little one. It just makes me feel like I am one step closer, or I have one less item on my to-do list.

My wife and I have had some fun with all of this so far. Also family members have contributed as well. Here’s our son’s collection as of today.IMG_5054

How could I pass up this one? IMG_5076

The Nursery. Part 1

A room that once only contained an extra bed, old curtains, and off season clothes will now be converted into my son’s bedroom. There is so much potential here. I know that I only need a few basic things like a crib, changing table, etc. But I really want to go all out. I want to paint the room, decorate it, and make it a magical place for growing boy. I am even toying with the idea of painting something along the walls: dinosaurs, safari animals, ninja turtles. I’m not sure yet if that will happen. For inspiration I’ve downloaded the Houzz app for Kid’s Rooms. Pretty inspirational rooms on there, but will be a lot of effort to make it “Houzz worthy”. I will, however, try my best to make it awesome and will post my progress here. Here are some before pictures:

fetch and fatherhood

One thing I need to do is get plantation shutters because this room gets really bright.

fetch and fatherhood

fetch and fatherhood

And if you have dogs, you know that they are always curious about what you are doing. Dunder and Munster always have to be right in the middle of any given task that I have.

fetch and fatherhood

10 Seconds Seemed Like an Hour

The first time we went to hear the baby’s heart beat was such a nerve racking and exciting time for me. It only took a few seconds to find it, but to me that was one of the longest moments in my life. So many thoughts were running thru my head. What if they can’t find it? What if there’s something wrong? I was so nervous, it seemed like they took hours to find it and then….there it was. The fastest tiny little heart beat I’ve ever heard. Well, aside from mine at the time. It was that moment when I knew that shit just got real. Absolutely real.