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First time in a hotel and in a swimming pool.

Over the weekend our baby girl Lily got to experience her first time in a hotel and the first time swimming! We were worried about swimming due to the chlorine in the pool and her only being 6 months old, but our doctor said it was OK so into the pool we went. Lily didn’t […]

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Lily is six months old today. Where’s the cake?

Wow, six months have gone by in a flash. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital and not sure what we were doing. Lily has learned so much in six months. We’re mumbling all the time, rolling around, smiling, laughing, eating mushed foods, and sleeping at night to name […]

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Traveling with a baby, good idea or bad?

We have recently been invited to a wedding which we wouldn’t mind going to. However, it’s about 10 hours one way, with no stops, which is a heck of a long time for an adult to sit in the car, but what about a baby? How far is to far? We’re worried that Lily will […]

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Going to bed at 8:30 never sounded so good.

Somdays are just more tiring than others. And not for any real reason. Maybe we got up early, maybe we worked hard, or maybe we didn’t sleep good last night. All I know is when the baby goes down, it’s OK for dad to go to sleep too. That’s a perk of having a baby; in […]

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When do babies sleep through the night?

I think all new parents want to know when their babies will sleep through the night. Our Lily does a pretty good job some nights, and others not so much. She’s gotten back into the waking up in the middle of the night to feed. This doesn’t make a whole lot of sense when she’s […]

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Can a baby go swimming in the pool?

We are headed to a hotel in the upcoming weeks and everyone wants to take the baby swimming, but is that ok? How old do they have to be before they can hop into the pool? Obviously they can’t go underwater or be unsupervised, but can they just sit in dads arms and kick the […]

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Why kids are worth having.

Have you ever wondered why some people have kids? Well Jason Flom wrote a humorous post titled “13 Reasons Having Kids is Worth It!” and it’s worth checking out. My favorite is #9. After eating cereal on the couch while watching Saturday morning cartoons (and waxing about how much better they were when you were […]

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Soothie pacifiers worked when others didn’t.

When we first had our baby we went back and forth on pacifiers. Some advice we got was that they are not good. Kids have thumbs and they should suck on them. Others said they are lifesavers. So we decided that we’d needed to have one on hand just in case. Well, when the night came that […]

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