Self indulgent parent thread

CptDomano wrote:

...I'll be surprised if this kid makes it home from the hospital. We'll probably forget it there or something. :lol:

My wife and I attended a carseat workshop while she was still pregnant. It was invaluable.

This weekend I figured how to get the baby in an Ergo carrier, no practice doll. Lean forward, and swing the baby over; now, balance the baby on your back...

What this has taught me is that I am apparently some sort of carseat savant.

oilypenguin wrote:

What this has taught me is that I am apparently some sort of carseat savant.

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....WHATEVER THOSE CAR SEATS ARE HARD!

*runs away sobbing*

And remember, if the child falls asleep in the carseat, just put them in the crib, car and all.

mudbunny wrote:

And remember, if the child falls asleep in the carseat, just put them in the crib, car and all.

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After all, if they can sleep through that, they'll sleep through anything.

Check with your local Children's Hospital. We have a Kidsafe Program here in Perth, and for $30, a 'trained professional' will actually fit the seat for you, or for only $20, check you've installed it correctly. They also go over all of the ways to fit the child in comfortably, etc (strangulation optional).

Just a thought if you want to double check it's all fine and dandy for your precious cargo.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Check with your local Children's Hospital. We have a Kidsafe Program here in Perth, and for $30, a 'trained professional' will actually fit the seat for you, or for only $20, check you've installed it correctly. They also go over all of the ways to fit the child in comfortably, etc (strangulation optional).

Just a thought if you want to double check it's all fine and dandy for your precious cargo.

The local fire stations are also can give you one on one training as well. Ergo... still working on the side carry.

With my son 16 months old, it's about time I jumped in. He's still learning words, and it's just so cute to hear him repeat what we're saying. He's now added "chat" (cat, his Dad speaks French to him), "look", "yes" to his previous repertoire (which mostly included "no"). He also figured out how to snap the Duplos on one another, so that keeps him busy. I tried to teach him how to hold my XBox controller (which I'd unplugged from my computer for the occasion), but he found the cable a lot more interesting than the buttons.
Also installed Toddler Keys to keep him from opening and closing my computer's CD tray, as I'd already had to rescue my Bioshock CD a couple of times now.

Don't feel bad, CptDomano, those car seats can be overwhelming. Depending on where you are, I'd ask at the store where it came from, the hospital or your local fire station.
I recently got a car seat which swivels to the side, it's so great!!! [size=8]And was super duper easy to install...[/size]

I didn't get an Ergo, but I did get a couple of wraps and lately a Manduca baby carrier, and goodness but carrying my baby has been a life saver. Particularly in the first couple of weeks, but even now it's still the case. Don't think I would've made it through without a carrier.

We've been through several car seats between the two kids, and you just have to get comfortable with moving them. Courtesy cars, relatives taking the kids out and so on; not a week goes by without shifting them.

What annoys me is that the one we have now for our 2 year old, which is a tricky beast, doesn't have Isofix, as neither of our cars had it. My new car has, and it would make life so much easier.

Oh, and don't forget t remove the head rests from the seats in your car!

My oldest, who is 6, looked at me at bedtime last week and said, "I don't think the Easter Bunny is magic."

"Uh-oh," I thought to myself. This seemed kinda early for this conversation, but he has been at school for a number of months now, and who knows who has said what?

"I think he's just a man in a giant bunny suit." I asked him how he hid eggs in houses all over the world if he didn't have magic. "He just throws them from really far away, and they land hidden." ...and crisis averted.

Turns out, after a truly impressive and winding story, the Easter Bunny is a guy in a bunny suit who throws eggs everywhere except our city, gets into houses via the chimney (which he builds, if there isn't one), bounces to the rooftops in a super-bouncy suit, and has a day job as a construction worker. Who knew?

My oldest just made us chocolate chip cookies (for a school assignment) 100% by himself:
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Chumpy_McChump wrote:

My oldest, who is 6, looked at me at bedtime last week and said, "I don't think the Easter Bunny is magic."

My husband asked my son about the Easter Bunny over the weekend, and reports, "I asked him when he discovered that Santa, the tooth fairy, etc. were just fun myths. His answer? 'It started when you let me Google things by myself...'"

Katy wrote:

His answer? 'It started when you let me Google things by myself...'"

Chumpy_McChump wrote:

"I think he's just a man in a giant bunny suit."

Is it too soon to let him watch Donnie Darko?

mrtomaytohead wrote:
Katy wrote:

His answer? 'It started when you let me Google things by myself...'"

:shock:

I'm guessing with more than a 'moderate' safe search setting

I am now the father of a one hour old baby girl.

WOOOOO! Congrats!

Here's a picture. This was easier with my phone. https://twitter.com/ImNickson/status...

Lovely =)

Congratulations!

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank goodness she doesn't look anything like you, EverythingsTentative!!*
Look at those little hands, so cute!!!!!!

[size=8]*That was a bad joke about your avatar, I know, but I couldn't help myself.[/size]

Congrats!

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Thanks everyone, here's another. https://twitter.com/ImNickson/status...

EverythingsTentative wrote:

I am now the father of a one hour old baby girl.

Wow, one hour in and already posting messages. Congrats! I spent the first hour with my first one trying to figure out how to get marconium off my hands!

brouhaha wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

I am now the father of a one hour old baby girl.

Wow, one hour in and already posting messages. Congrats! I spent the first hour with my first one trying to figure out how to get marconium off my hands!

This is my third little one. I've picked up a thing or two along the way.

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

WOOHOO! And she's so beautiful.
Congrats.

Adding one more to the "Congrats she's beautiful" fan club.

I guess not everything is tentative (although the sleep pattern soon will be).

https://twitter.com/ImNickson/status... Here's another with all my little ones. Thanks again everyone.

They're all beautiful, man. Congratulations.

I just posted pics of the BirdHouse I am making with my youngest in the (Things You Created Thread), but the best part of that has been making it with her and sharing the planning, building, measuring, and construction. Some of the highlights...


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Measure twice and all that.


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With what we are building we can TAKE OVER THE WORLD!


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Just checking we haven't over spent on our construction budget.


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I am a bird.


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"The only thing I love more than this bird house is my collection of hats, won't you take my picture please?"


Craziest little 3.5 year old I know, love her to bits.