Ah - the ubiquitous birthing ball, seen everywhere from gyms to birth educator's homes. We've had one (sometimes two) in our house for years. We used them initially for pregnancy and labor but now they're used either as toys or seats. They're useful before pregnancy, during and well after too! The … [Read more...] about What can you do with a birthing ball?
Rock Star Dads needs photos of Rock Star Dads! Do you know a dad who's awesome? We want to spread the love and share pix of awesome dads! Dads are important people. We want to raise awareness of awesome dad-ness and inspire other dads, dads to be and partners too! We're looking for all kinds of … [Read more...] about Know a Rock Star Dad? We need photos of their awesomeness!
So you're having a baby. Statistics show that 72.3% of the the time, the news begins with the the words Guess what? (OK - I'm kidding but I wouldn't be surprised if that was true.) This news can be exciting, relieving, stressful, joyous, surprising, or intimidating. Or it could be a combination of … [Read more...] about So you’re having a baby – now what?
This time feels different. We’re going to have four kids – yikes! How will they get all the attention and care they need? How will we carve out time for ourselves? I feel a little like cat hanging from a tree branch – it’s a bit of an Oh Sh!t moment - even being an expectant father for the … [Read more...] about Expectant father: feeling nervous before birth?
Editor's note: This unexpected pregnancy post was written in 2011 and we've stopped at 4. Chaz, otoh, recently had his 7th! Apparently when it comes to us & kids, 3 is not the magic number – #4 is on the way! This was a surprise, our first unplanned & unexpected pregnancy. The other 3 … [Read more...] about Surprise! An unexpected pregnancy
Morning sickness SUCKS – and the gnarly thing pictured above might be the best thing to fight it. Morning sickness (or day sickness since it’s not limited to mornings) is something my wife dealt with in each of our pregnancies. Of all the morning sickness remedies that people suggested, the two … [Read more...] about Morning sickness remedies: ginger
Welcome, to all fathers-to-be, partners and pregnant mamas. We’ve had the idea to do this for years and finally forged ahead because it had to be done. We’re excited about helping fellow fathers, partners and fathers-to-be. We’ve got 9 (almost 10) kids between the two of us and we’ve been active … [Read more...] about Welcome