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sk8

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congrats on your little girl kennyboy!
and congrats to all the expecting dads too!

this thread makes me smile - i love to see the dads so excited and enthusiastic. :)
 

Aerius Zension

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Congrats. I remember feeding thru the tube, so difficult, so annoying. Eventually my wife figured it out and by that time the milk came in. It's only been 6 months, but its hard to remember my son being an infant.

Take lots of videos and pictures.
 

kennyboy

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Thanks for all the well wishes. And all the best to the all the new parents to-be.

It's been a tough first week but nothing that most new parents haven't gone through. Probably the hardest part is adjusting the sleeping patterns. Getting up every couple of hours has been hard, but one look at Emma's little face makes it all worth while.

Fingers crossed, we're starting to get the hang of breast feeding, which hopefully will make this a little easier. Either way, she's putting weight back on and her health is looking good, which is all that I really care about.

One of these days I'll get a few pics up on the cutest baby thread.

Now, if only I could grab an hour or two of sleep :)
 

Colm

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Well, my wife and I are now proud parents of a beautiful baby girl.

Emma Grace - 7lb 2oz

My wife delivered on Monday after a short (5 hour) labour. Unfortunately Emma hasn't quite figured out how to breastfeed so we ended up back in the hospital yesterday as she was losing too much weight and her sodium levels were too high.

24 hours later we're back home and trying a combination of techiques (breast & finger feeding) but at least she's eating and gaining weight.

After 41 weeks of waiting, I can honestly say it was well worth it. My life will never be the same again.

Cheers to all the moms & dads on the board.

:)
Congratulations!

5 hours is short? I think my lil' dude spoiled me, he literally flew out in 45 minutes. I barely had time to comprehend what was happening and whammo, that kid that's been floating in my wife for 9 months is in my arms. He had trouble feeding too; it was so stressful. I remember over-analyzing every little thing. One of the first things I learned as a dad was the virtue of patience.

Eventually we settled on using a nipple shield, which was a life-saver for the 3 of us. He used it for about 3 weeks until my wife, who is a super-hero, managed to get him to feed au naturale. Now he calls it 'bou': My wife and I get home, he sees her and startings grabbing at her titties, saying 'bou-bou-bou'. Just like I used to, sniff-sniff.
 
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Colm

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Oh, and kennyboy, I had several moments during the first few months where the red mist descended and I had to take some breathers to keep my head. So don't take it to heart if you want to launch your child through the window after she's been crying in your face for 2 hours while your wife is at pilates.
 

ndrwrld

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sandra and i got Darius this...she seems to enjoy it !
Flat Eric doll !

in all honesty, i think we enjoy it more right now.
 

echootje

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I didn't know this thread was here! Didn't look to hard though : /

Do you guys know anything about High Chairs? What are you using, why is it good/bad and what would you have gotten now that you've had time to think about it? I wasn't sure whether I should be getting a high chair or a booster seat that will save some space and cost a little less.

Thanks,
Rob
 

agentRC4

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I didn't know this thread was here! Didn't look to hard though : /

Do you guys know anything about High Chairs? What are you using, why is it good/bad and what would you have gotten now that you've had time to think about it? I wasn't sure whether I should be getting a high chair or a booster seat that will save some space and cost a little less.

Thanks,
Rob
High chair mos def.

We got both and our daughter uses the high chair no matter what. The one we have you can adjust the seat hight depending on your table, and it folds almost flat when not in use. It cleans easy and you can attach toys from her exercauser to the tray. Very cool.

another question. How do eye doctors test kids eyes if they can't read? Both my wife and I had glasses at a young age and we wondering how they test 3 year old eyes? Who has a kid with braces.
 
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Colm

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I inherited a late '90s Peg Perego high chair from my cousins. It's doing what it needs to do, but I really want to spend the $$$ and pick up a Svan chair.

ARC4 - You look at pictures, no? I've had glasses since I was 3 and have some vague, cloudly memories of looking at yellow ducks at the Oakville hospital.
 

agentRC4

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I can't remember how my eyes were tested and i was a bit older too when they were.

I don't think she has a problem with her eyesight, but just thinking she will one day as we both do.

I ment to ask who has kids with glasses, but I was thinking 'lisa needs braces: lol
 

sk8

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another question. How do eye doctors test kids eyes if they can't read? Both my wife and I had glasses at a young age and we wondering how they test 3 year old eyes? Who has a kid with braces.
There's a chart with pictures for kids. stars, hearts, boats, etc
 

Teflon

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Wait until they get older.

My son's 10 now. Last month he asked me to drive him to school early and come with him to his classroom so that he could drop off a valentines gift for his secret sweetheart.
 
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cosmosuave

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I didn't know this thread was here! Didn't look to hard though : /

Do you guys know anything about High Chairs? What are you using, why is it good/bad and what would you have gotten now that you've had time to think about it? I wasn't sure whether I should be getting a high chair or a booster seat that will save some space and cost a little less.

Thanks,
Rob
Ooops someone beat me to it... Anyway 2 recommendations for this and it clen up is a breeze... One thing I cannot figure out is why highchair manufacturers use quilted vinyl padding on the chairs which traps all the food and crap that your kid slosh's around andis impossible to keep clean...

We got this after having a high chair and somewhat regret getting the highchair first...



We found this works just as good as a highchair and is handy to have when you go to resto's that do not have highchairs or the highchairs that they have are filthy which is 90% of them... Price wise this booster seat/chair is about $30 at Walmart, Toys R Us... Easy to transport as in to take to restos or grandma's house and will stay put on the chair and slide under the kitchen table...

Give it a try first and if it does not work get a highchair and you can use this later on...
 
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Jenniflex

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One thing I do like about a high chair is that it is counter height, so when I'm making dinner or doing dishes I can put Izzy in her chair and she feels involved. I also like that our chair has wheels and I can move her when she is eating to where ever I happen to be, the computer or dining space or as I mentioned above, the kitchen.
 

cosmosuave

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Birthday Party Ideas 2yr Old

Our son is turning 2 in about a month and we are going to have a party at our house for him and I am looking for some ideas from those that have done the same thing...

We are going to invite friends from his daycare to attend and are looking to have it from 10 AM to 12 PM as just after lunch is when the tots have their nap... Thinking cupcake decorating, balloon animals that I have been practicing which are turning out great, and singing songs with the acoustic guitar...
 
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seeker

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a little while ago i was sitting in our rocking chair with my 8 mth old son, Brennan. on the couch was my 3 yr old, Dylan. we were listening to the stereo, and itunes was on shuffle. dylan has really taken to rhythmically banging himself into the back of the couch. you've probably seen other kids (or your own) do this: they lean forward, and then slam themvelves into the back of the couch. repeatedly. for hours.

this, of course, amazes Brennan. it amazes him so much that he's taken to trying to do it himself. on me. hehe

anyway, that was the scene in the living room when itunes shuffled it's way to 'black sabbath'. immediately, Dylan caught the rhythm and timed his banging to it. Brennan, ever mindful of the important lessons he thinks he should be learning from his elder brother, followed suit. and being that i'm a (reformed, i swear) headbanger myself, i too started (mildly, as an aged man might) banging my head (and grinning).

Dylan said to me "I really like this Daddy. What is it?"

"Black Sabbath, Dylan. You're grandmother would be so disappointed right now!"

man, being a Dad is incredible. :D
 
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rod_g

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