This is a MUST HAVE for any new parent(s). I am SO glad a friend of my wife’s suggested we add this to our registry because it has become an invaluable soothing machine for our newborn baby girl.
Install: Fairly cut and dry with a few confusing steps but if I can do it, anyone can put it together. Just make sure to use an electric screwdriver to make sure all screws/bolts are as tight as they can be.
Price: $140 (maybe less) but that’s about that average price I found at Target, Amazon, Babies ‘R Us and BuyBuyBaby.
Rating (1-5): 4.7*
*Would love to see future models integrate an iPhone dock that hooks into the swing’s speakers.
I’m pleasantly surprised at the amount of “father groups” that have evolved over the years.
Fathers.com has a great links page with a pretty comprehensive list covering a wide array of categories:
My little baby girl who I will refer to as “E” on this blog is about to turn 4 weeks old this Monday. Yep, it’s been a crazy journey since she entered our world but honestly the most joyous event I have ever experienced. Thursday night, we tried giving her a bottle for the first time…she liked it none!
I have a thick skin though and I’m persistent as hell so she and I we’ll be fine, we’ll get it down assuming her mother and I figure out which bottle we’re going to use. OY!
So apparently, the thing to do nowadays is to let your baby test out all different brands of bottles…to see which one suits them the best. I’ll have to get back to you on the results of our tests but I did want to share with you a diagram of a bottle brand called Dr. Brown’s. Opine on this while I go try and use this contraption to calm my baby down.
We’ll be attending our third baby shower today and are so lucky to have the loving friends and family that we do. Our new baby will have such an amazing support system. To all my family members and friends, I love you very much and thank you for everything!
My wife made a dinner last night that blew my mind. It was so good. I don’t even know what it was but it was so good I had to take my shirt off.
I always throw laundry lint away, that’s a given. My tip for the world is to never touch laundry lint with your bare hands. Wear a glove or use a paper towel because laundry lint is made by the devil.
There are so many things that a married man becomes accustomed to when he ties the knot. For me, there are so many examples that I’m going to list a few in this post and hopefully expand upon them in the future:
Sheets – I NEVER used a sheet before I got married. Weird huh? I don’t really have an explanation for this except that I think it was a matter of convenience and efficiency. When I got married, KBF (my wife), introduced me to the wonderful world of sheets! Further, I was spoiled from the beginning because my mother-in-law gave us some sheets for our king-sized bed that were some ridiculously high thread count (yes, I even know what thread count is). So, not only do I use a sheet on our bed BUT I’ve become a sheet snob and will only sleep on those sheets from the MIL (mother-in-law).
- All Doors Closed At Nighttime – I had never really paid much attention to this one but every night, when KBF and I go to sleep, every door in our room has to be closed. For example, the bedroom door, the closet door and the bathroom door ALL have to be closed in order for me to be able to go to sleep now…Thanks goes out to my lovely OCD wife for this odd habit!
- Place Settings (See Below for Instructions) – My mother taught me how to correctly set a table. I just never had to growing up so I guess the knowledge of how to do so somehow escaped my ADD memory. Quickly did I learn that not only does KBF like the table to be set properly but so does the MIL and FIL (father-in-law). Rest assured, after messing up a couple of times, I was quickly re-educated on the correct way to set a table. I’ll file this knowledge under “Things I Wish I’d Never Learned But Know I’ll Never Forget.”
Information and Formal Place Setting
Those are 3 tidbits of things I’ve become accustomed to since that wonderful day in July of 2008 when I not only got married but I was forced to grow up!
Understanding women is like understanding which vegetables to grow in the ground. It doesn’t matter as long as they’re feeding you.
If you do, you won’t anymore: http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/msm.asp
I mean come on!
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