Mar 162012
Thomas Cries at One of His Toys

Since Thomas has been able to situp on his own he has been spending hours each day playing with his toys. This has been wonderful as we have been able to engage motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Thomas loves all of his toys, except for one… This police car toy has a siren that goes off when you squeeze the “hood”. When Thomas hears this siren he will cry. He could have been playing with this car for twenty minutes and if he hits the siren (or I do by mistake)… he cries. There are dozens of other toys that […]

Mar 122012
I Thought the Time Change Would Be Harder on Thomas' Schedule

Spring Forward Yesterday I was a bit nervous that the time change would really mess with Thomas’ schedule. That the one hour difference would be really difficult for wake-up, feedings, nap times etc. Well the end of the day has come and gone and I am surprised to say that the time change went much smoother than I thought. In fact, the day went really smoothly. Thomas slept past 9am, ate a decent amount, went down for a nap two hours after waking up, and slept for almost 90 minutes. Thomas was even so tired again that he slept for […]

Mar 082012
We Feel Pretty Alone in the World...

I usually post about Thomas and our day-to-day dealings, but this will be more about being a parent/adult, at least from my perspective… I have no friends… OK I have friends that I grew up with, went to school with and were even in my wedding. These are my best friends and they are truly my friends at any time I need them, but they don’t live around me. Throughout the years as life has happened, we have slowly moved away from where we grew up for one reason or another… job opportunities mainly, that have meant that we no […]

Mar 072012
I'm Really Glad We Had a Boy...

Like most parents… before we knew the gender during pregnancy, we both said we would be happy with either a boy or a girl. As most fathers-to-be feared, I figured that we were going to have a girl as payback for the years that I was dating etc (trust me this is the fear of most dads-to be). My fear wasn’t that rational really as I didn’t know how to take care of a child at all, but you pick it up very quickly once you bring that baby home and you have no choice but to care for him/her. […]

Mar 062012

As I wrote yesterday, we went to the Oakland Zoo on Sunday as a family. This was our first family outing to a place jam-packed full of children and families. We had a wonderful time but kept having poor experiences from many other parents. Disrespectful Adults? What do I mean by this exactly? Well I don’t mean that we were yelled at or got into verbal or physical fights with anyone, but everywhere we went (we explored the entire park as this was our first visit) we saw poor behavior on behalf of the parents. This behavior mainly had to […]

Mar 052012
We Went to the Zoo!

Yesterday we went to the Oakland Zoo, located off Golf Links road in Oakland, CA. This was our first type of outing like this as a family, by this I don’t mean that we hadn’t gone out or anything, but this was the first time that we had gone to a place full of families and kids. What a Shock! I was not prepared for the zoo. All of the families, all of the children, all of the people! So far most of our activities have been reserved to the park, hikes, or places that were not so populated or […]

Mar 012012
My Wife is the Reason Our Relationship is Successful and Our Son Happy

Today is the 4th anniversary of my wedding day with my wonderful wife. We got married on a gorgeous day in Colorado at a beautiful place, surrounded by friends and family that love us; truly one of the best days of my life. The reason for our success is a variety of things, probably many more things than I will mention here but my wife is the number one reason in my book. Of course we balance each other well, I’m a bit impulsive and she balances me there… I won’t list any more for fear of inserting my foot […]

Feb 222012
Dogs and Babies/Infants, Cats Too.. What this is Like for Us

Dogs and Babies/Infants So you have a baby, are trying to get pregnant, or are already expecting and want to know what it is like to have pets and small children in your home? Well I can tell you what this is like in our home. I’m sure there are many other situations that will be different and unlike mine, but I’ll share my experiences so far. In our house we have a six-month-old baby-boy and three dogs, plus a cat. We got the dogs early, I suppose they were the first challenge of our relationship, to test its strength. […]

Jan 262012
Coming Home From the Hospital

Coming Home From the Hospital… Something amazing and NERVE RACKING!!!! So you have had your baby and have been in the hospital for a couple days if you had a vaginal birth or perhaps a few extra days if you had a cesarean section. In the hospital you have had the support and knowledge of the nurses and the use of the nursery so you could hopefully get a little bit of sleep if possible. Any questions you had could be answered there, things were confined to your little recovery room and if you were so lucky your spouse or […]

Jan 252012
Typical Day (5 1/2 Months)

A Typical Day So what is a typical day like for a stay-at-home Dad? First off I need to stipulate that my wife is still breastfeeding so she wakes up during the night to feed our son. I consider us lucky because at two months we transitioned our son to his crib and he took to it right away. These times are all approximate, so 5am-6am means between 5am and 6am. 8:30am to 9am means for that 30 minute span of time. 5am-6am: My son wakes up to eat then goes back to sleep. My wife handles this feeding then […]


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