Eva Mendes breaks her silence! Two months after welcoming her baby girl with partner Ryan Gosling, Mendes finally opens up on what it's like to be a new mom to daughter Esmeralda Amada and why she decided to keep her pregnancy out of the public eye. "Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to … [Read more...]
Snuggle Up With The SleepBelt
When L'il E was a newborn he was not a snuggler. He was happy to just lay around independently and sleep. He was always the envy of my other mom friends. He would just go to sleep anywhere. LJ on the other hand is a huge snuggler and I'm happy about it because I'm getting my cuddle fix, but man … [Read more...]
I should be sleeping
OK so I'm a month in on baby #2 and I am utterly exhausted. Breastfeeding is a workout and I'm only getting two and a half hours of solid sleep at a time. Clearly the Hubs and I didn't think this through (I'm joking of course!). Fortunately I'm taking it easy and not beating myself up like I did the … [Read more...]
It’s a boy
Finally the babe has arrived and it's a boy! Our newest addition arrived July 3 just after 1:00 a.m. via emergency c section (yes again!). I gave it a good try, making it to the end (thanks to my doula for keeping me focused), but my body just isn't made to push babies out that way. I was … [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...]
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...]
“Is she sleeping through the night?”
You'll be surprised that once you have your baby how many people will ask you this question. It's a pretty ridiculous question as newborns rarely 'sleep through the night'.If your pediatrician is asking you this, she likely means about five hours of uninterrupted sleep, between midnight and five … [Read more...]
My First Time Alone with my Newborn and my Toddler!
Alexandra was born Feb 12th and that day was filled with so much chaos! Firstly she was born vaginally without medical intervention. No drugs people. No drugs. And it was the best. I'll have to talk about that in another post.I had to stay in the hospital for two nights because of complications. … [Read more...]
My Message to New Moms
After having two kids, two and a half years apart, I look back on the way things were when they were babies and I have regrets. I'm sure that all moms do.Surprisingly my regrets are not that I should have put my son to bed at 6:30 instead of 7:30 or that I should have started solids with peas and … [Read more...]
Who is the Pregnant One? Stop Stealing my Pregnancy Symptoms!
You're six months pregnant and haven't been able to look at, much less cook, raw chicken in weeks. You're visibly pregnant and every afternoon is filled with nausea. These things are all par for the course. Gestation is a marathon and while everyone experiences pregnancy differently, there is one … [Read more...]