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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th!

Just a quick post as we hear all the fun fireworks going off all around us.  All the while hoping that they don’t wake our daughter and end soon That way we can go to sleep too.  How things change.

Be safe and HAVE FUN

Prune juice & diaper review

 

Our daughter is going through her first experience of real constipation. For the last 3 of 6 days she has been very upset and in obvious pain.  2 nights ago we ended up in her Dr. office at 8PM sent home with a prescription of 1 Oz. of prune juice twice a day. Prune juice you say?  That’s the remedy for the Texas Chain Saw Massacre tummy screams ok.  We have only given her Mommies milk and formula to this point so the thought of her first real food experience being prune juice was less than thrilling for us. 

Will she go through life with an aversion to trying anything new?  Look I apologize if you love this stuff. I myself find it less than refreshing, and downright horrible.  Really when was the last time you heard anyone order a prune juice and vodka?  Or how about a nice prune juice ice cream cone on a steamy summer evening.  In fact unless your shopping at a store frequented by the over 70 crowd it’s kind of hard to find.  When you do find it, you realize it only comes in  a huge size, as if the makers know if they sold it in 12 oz bottles they would never sell it again to that consumer. 

What’s the deal with the prune juice rant?  It’s a nice leader into the next part of this story “diaper reviews”.  

Being that I am 40 years old and can’t remember the last time I crapped my own pants.  I didn’t feel like I had enough real life experience till now to comment.  Well there was that time in 6th grade when my Uncle Dave took me to our version to the state fair. The Big E. I rember going into the house of mirrors.  It was on a cool autumn evening that I made my own version of a wetness indicator in my new for school brown corduroy’s it is, hard to look cool and adult when the warmth of your own preteen urine has turned cold and raw.   Anyway I digress. 

We have tried to date.  Kirkland brand from Costco, the BJ’s equivalent, Huggies, and Pampers Swaddlers.  Here is my list from least to most favorite:

4. BJ’s

3. Kirkland

2. Huggies

1. Pampers Swaddlers* 

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The BJ’s brand works adequately, but honestly our least favorite.  Kirkland does a better job.  However I have heard that they work best for babies with chunky legs, so they work well for our little girl.

A considerable step up is the Huggies brand.  They are more of a premium diaper and perform well even under the messiest of circumstances. You will however notice the price difference.  And then there are Pampers Swaddelers.  (que sunbeam breaking through clouds, and an audio of a heavenly sounding “AHHH”)  These by far are the best ones I have been able to find.  No wonder they give them away at hospitals.  Wasn’t there a commercial in the 80’s like that? “First give it to them for free, the ones that come back, start charging”. First off they have a wetness indicator that I lovingly refer to as the fruit stripe.  Second they have baby Sesame Street characters on the front. Not just to amuse mom and dad, but it helps tell the difference between the front and the back.. A quality that the BJ’s one did NOT have.  They are an excellent fit and haven’t let me down in the leak department.  In my experience they are the priciest of the bunch but well worth it. 

So if you told me back on that cool autumn evening at the fair.  One day I would be prying for a prune juice propelled poop. I would have wet my pants in anticipation.  Who knew the house of mirrors would end up being a looking glass into my future. 

Thanks for reading and as always “Have Fun!   

D.A.

100% Best Toys for the Children

During some pre baby days my wife and I were searching E Bay for funny gifts.   We came across this fan for .99 cents and pressed Buy it Now!  3 weeks later this gem of a “toy” entered our mailbox from China.  The absolute best part of this item was the packaging.  Please read both sides as it maybe some of the funniest copy I have ever read. “100%best Toys for the children” It’s a fan and clearly is not a good toy for little ones. By the way wearing this will make you look like the most ridiculous person in your area. 

Disclosure, By no way am I trying to make fun of any cultures here it’s just fun.

Do You MamaRoo?

Space Chair

My wife finally convinced me to pop on this crazy baby item known as the Mamaroo.  It’s by a company called 4 Moms.  Remember when I said our house is over run with baby, its spreading pretty much on a weekly basis.  Now we have of course, added to our growing inventory the new Mama roo too. 

OK this thing ended up being pretty darn cool.  First off my wife put the whole thing together while I took a nap. That was just the start to the wonderful bliss that has become the Mamaroo.   How does it work?  Awesome!  It has like 5 settings from car ride to ocean. Babies really like to be moving constantly.  And this thing achieves this type of motion without effort.  I can also attest that  my back dosent mind its constant presence in our living room.

Actually it is really neat.  Looks like a super space chair and has an I pod jack so we load it with her favorites, and she cruises nice and smooth.  Great for a nap time as the motion will most times rock her back to sleep without issues.  I almost felt guilty the first day or so as it worked so well it gave daday a couple nice breaks.  After this you will begine to wonder if they make one of these for adults.” I wanna rock all nice and chill to music in a space chair”.

 I thought I would do a post on it in helps to inform anyone else that may be on the fence on the purchase.  We are glad we bought ours.  and our daughter really does love it so thumbs up for the Mama Roo.  So yes we do MamaRoo. I do do do..

  Ok…I  just really wanted to put that pic up, sorry Honey….

Question

Does 2 onesies equal a twosie?

little poem

Smiles looking back at me makes me smile.

 Warmth fills my heart.

 Seeing through new eyes, myself bigger than ever.

This little life.

I don’t mind you crying, but your tears tare me apart.

 

A life before baby

I still remember a life without a baby. I have several great photos of our travels. This was a time when both of us were gainfully employed, and enjoying our own individual success. We were pretty active like most “d.i.n.k.s” (dual income no kids) traveling at least twice a year. Whether it was by plane or car our trips always managed to be a world away from our everyday lives. We love outdoor activities any season but downhill skiing by far outweighed our other activities. We try to get out 30 days or so each season. One of the things I wanted to do before we had children was to take a ski trip to Lake Tahoe Ca. I am a child of the 80’s and I saw Hot Dog the movie in the theater. Ever since that night, skiing Squaw Valley has been a dream. The whole time I was there I only spoke in dialogue from the movie. Not one person got the joke. “You people stay out of our vay here ya”. “You may ski on zat side or on zat side, but stay out of the middle here”. We also promised each other that we would go to Europe before the baby as well. It was a lifelong dream for my wife to see the Effie tower. We also went England and traveled to Holland. If you can plan some adult holidays before you are pregnant. Do so live them to the fullest. After the baby, that life will only be a memory. Might as well make them real good ones. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Let me just…

Baby, let me just..
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go to the bathroom
make coffee
heat up your bottle
make my tea
wash your bottles
put you down for a minute & give my arm a break
burp you before you eat any more
make this quick call
hear this ONE part of the show
take a quick shower
sleep a few minutes more

Everything in our house is now covered in baby

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Welcome Everyone!

Hello and welcome to The Daddy Adjustment blog.  I am so pleased that you chose to visit and read my thoughts and experiences of becoming a new father.  Please follow along and read about what to expect when beginning the quest of becoming pregnant to having a baby and through the first year.

It is my intension that readers of this blog find it educational, humorous, and easy to relate to.  We will be exploring a variety of topics that confront today’s modern-day Stay at Home Dad and all that changes in a man’s life when he becomes a father. 

People told me everything changes.  I thought I knew what that ment…WRONG.  I had no real concept.  Hopefully, when you read this will learn from my mistakes and self-realization on what a blissfully selfish existence I had until a couple of months ago.  At this moment that is all gone.

In addition to my new Daddy experiences I will be posting recipes, cooking video’s, and ideas on how to raise a natural, confident, well cared for, and healthy family.  All without loosing your mind and who you are as a man.  Let’s have fun laughing at life and not take it to seriously.  Enjoy and check back often.  

I encourage your comments and contributions!!  May the force be with you…