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Roll Baby Roll

Posted by on Jan 27, 2010 in My Story | 4 comments

My good friend and his wife came to town and stayed overnight for a visit. It was just like every other time – drink beer and play video games as the ladies chat and maul the baby. Little did we know, Little Miss has some new skills that she was waiting to show off. It was in the afternoon, Little Miss was chilling on the floor watching daddy make a fool of himself playing Xbox. She then decided that is was show time and with ninja like flexibility and a flick of her legs she rolled over onto her belly. While this was nothing new for me as she had rolled over a few times already, this was the first time our friends saw our little monkey in action. After a few pictures and cheers for Little Miss we...

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Overcoming Baby Sleep Regression

Posted by on Jan 25, 2010 in Parenting Tips | 6 comments

Three weeks ago I wrote a post about Little Miss’s recent bout of sleep regression. I soon noticed an increase in visitors searching the exact same topic.  Apparently this is quite the popular topic for parents so I decided to attack the topic again and go a little further into detail on what sleep regression is and how it effect babies. In a nutshell, sleep regression is the interruption of your baby’s otherwise normal sleeping routine. Parents of good sleepers (Like me!) will notice the biggest change as their once sound sleeper has turned into a crying monster incapable of sleeping for more than a couple hours successively. While sleep regression seems to effect babies at around the same developmental ages, the cause can be very different. Like I said, there are many things that can shake up your...

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6 Ways to Make Your Baby Smile

Posted by on Jan 22, 2010 in Parenting Tips | 3 comments

Every dad has his own bag of tricks on how to make their baby smile. This is where I shine, in our household it has been determined that mommy is cozy, and daddy is funny. All it takes are the simplest trick, so lose your inhibitions and get crazy. 6 Surefire Ways to Make Your Baby Smile The fake sneeze. Act like you’re going to have the biggest sneeze ever, but on a big show. Make sure you catch your baby’s attention before sneezing in the most ridiculous way you can. Even young babies will crack up. They may not understand or even care what a sneeze is, just make it loud and silly. No need to include the waterworks, mom might not find it funny. A round of applause. Maybe it’s the sharp noise or the motion of...

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9 Tips for the Dad-to-be

Posted by on Jan 21, 2010 in Parenting Tips | 3 comments

Now that Little Miss is over 4 months old, I’ve had plenty of time to think about my experience at the hospital. If you ask me, I think I handled it exceptionally well, in fact I’d say that I was the epitome of cool.

Just don’t ask my wife…

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Baby Shoe Explosion

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010 in My Story | 2 comments

So what’s the deal with baby shoes? We were cleaning out Little Miss’s room over the weekend and was almost buried alive by the mountain of shoes that fell out of her closet. Everything from sandals to snow boots came pouring out like I spun triple cherries and won the jackpot. This little 4 month old has more shoes that she has out grown then I’ve owned my entire life. She has a pair or Pumas that won’t make it to spring before they are outgrown – that cost more than the shoes I wore at my wedding. Want to know what the real kicker is? She doesn’t even walk! At this age, shoes seem more like fashion accessories then practical footwear. Another item for friends and family to spoil your baby with and another expense for us frugal...

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