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What to do when your baby is less than six months old and baseball playoff season starts…

All the peer-reviewed parenting guides my wife read to me while she was pregnant and I was on the Internet stated that babies shouldn’t watch more than four hours of tv a day before they’re six months old. Dilemma:  Zach is … Continue reading

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Ten Weeks, Percentiles, and a Laughing Boy

Zach had a doctor’s appointment less than a week after he was born.  They weighed and measured him and came back with his percentile score:  4.  4th percentile, hmm.  I never was much into science, but when Kris first told … Continue reading

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The One About 8-week-old Babies Trying to Live Up to Expectations

I grew up on hyperbolic stories of what I was like when I was a baby.  I only cried two times:  Once when my mom stuck the diaper safety pin through my belly and once when my mom stuck the diaper safety pin through my … Continue reading

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The One About Bedtime Stories

Zach doesn’t much like to sleep.  At night anyway.  He sleeps fine during the day, but once his 1 a.m. feeding is done, life courses through his system. Because I can’t feed him (thank you, Jesus), my job is burper.  … Continue reading

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The One About the Biological Shortcomings of Men

Day 14 of being a dad and I’m noticing a dearth of tasks which God has set aside for just me to do.  So far my wife got to be pregnant, my wife got to give birth, and now my … Continue reading

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The One About The Untold Joys of Fatherhood

So I’ve been a dad for about 6 days now.  I’m getting the diaper changing thing down, the burping thing down, and the helping mom thing down (sort of).  I’ve fretted over Zach not eating.  And over-eating. I read the table … Continue reading

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