The day Brinley turned two years old, her will emerged. And it was a strong one, that will. No surprise there, it seems to be how we breed them. Two is such a wonderful, yet hard age. She is SO cute and her vocabulary and level of understanding grow everyday, so fast I can barely keep up. But … [Read more...]
December 31st 2008…Happy New Dad
Since this is my first blog I should start at the begining- November 28th, 1975. No don't worry I won't put you through that. Put it this way, I came into this world bald and chubby and 37 years later...I'm bald and chubby. Considering this is a blog about being a dad, I should start with December … [Read more...]
You can be brave.
Dear Toddler, You are so small. You are so little. And even though one of those online growth calculators assured me you will be six feet and six inches tall when you are grown, you will always be small, because the world is so big. There is a lot that you might learn to be afraid of. When I … [Read more...]
Toddlers have terrible timing. Can I come stay with you?
It was my birthday yesterday (30! I made it!), and Spouse threw me a fabulous karaoke dance party and got a babysitter and so we stayed out too late having the best time as if we were young and unencumbered again for a few brief, magical hours. This morning, the toddler got up … [Read more...]
Exclusive Pumping: Not Your Worst Option
When you have a baby in BC, they send a public health nurse to come and make sure you know what you're doing and that your living room isn't a meth lab, and with our little one, things were no different. And while the nurses at the hospital were amazing and lovely and I wanted to bring each of them … [Read more...]
Bathing Your New Baby!
The first few weeks of your baby's life you may not want to rush into bath time. It's perfectly ok to give him sponge baths. As long as his face, hands and genital area are clean, there really is no rush. Bathing your baby for the first time can be intimidating but doing so in a relaxed and safe … [Read more...]
…Or Get Off The Pot(ty)
Remember last year when I was moaning about the grossness of potties? Yeah, well I continued to moan inside my head about it for months and months, until I became brilliant.But wait... isn't she brilliant already? you might ask... and indeed, I TRULY AM!!A few short weeks ago, as my mum and sister … [Read more...]
Potties Are Gross.
Got one of these?They're gross.I know the frequently-used receptacle is often filled with little more than about a quarter cup of piddle at a time, however, when the content is more... er... solid? Nast. It's not a big deal to pour it out, swirl some fresh water from the sink tub faucet around in … [Read more...]
Age Two Really Can Be a Terrible Time
"When she was good, she was very, very good,but when she was bad, she was horrid!"- from Nursery Rhyme, There Was a Little GirlI remember my son's two-year-old self as being a little easier to manage than his sister, but I'm probably mis-remembering. In fact, I think I vaguely recall … [Read more...]
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