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post #331 of 354
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^Thank you, Z. Off to an all-day newborns class!

awww.... sweet dad...

do they also have child seats for motorbikes? smile.gif
post #332 of 354
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Visited Babys-R-Us to "test drive" (as a friend of mine called it) the car seats and strollers. My wife thought the Britex B-Safe was too heavy to carry with a baby, so we decided to take your advice and get a dedicated car seat. Ended up buying the Evenflo Symphony 65 e3, since my wife liked its padding and looks. Seems to get good reviews online. For strollers, we liked the Combi ones best, since they fold up so small. But we decided to do more research. Almost bought a Baby Bjorn, since my brother loves his. But decided to wait on that too. There were just too many options.

We had a baby shower over the weekend. With a keg and copious amounts of bourbon to go along with the football and BBQ. Oh, and there were baby gifts as well.

I'm really glad that Babies R Us lets you test fit the car seats and strollers. We found out the hard way that none of the click in, click out car seats would fit in Y Gwraig's Mini. So she's got a Combi dedicated car seat, and I've got a Graco Snugride stroller/car seat combination thingy. We did not buy both. This is her parents' first run at grandkids, and they're going a bit bonkers.

I've found the classes so far to be more reassuring than learning anything new. I'm hoping that pattern holds through implementation of said knowledge as well.
post #333 of 354
^Shoot! Should have tried out the car seat in our car. Didn't realize you could do that. They seem good about returns/exchanges though.

I enjoyed the class and learned a lot. Feel a fair amount more confident now. But I knew virtually nothing beforehand.
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awww.... sweet dad...

do they also have child seats for motorbikes? smile.gif
Good question. I assumed there weren't. But then I googled and found out there were. Some funny images there, and some funnier commentary here.

I don't think I'll take her on the bike though.
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You made the right choice. Also when the kid gets bigger(and they do...fast) the whole lot gets very heavy. The fold up stroller/Buggy is great and believe me you won´t regret the dedicated car seat.
There is a whole market out there dedicated to seperating new parents from their hard earned cash. You ask yourself if you need it and think what our parents had wink.gif
Ya, there's so much junk for sale. Although, I guess that's true about almost any store.
post #334 of 354
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We had a baby shower over the weekend. With a keg and copious amounts of bourbon to go along with the football and BBQ. Oh, and there were baby gifts as well.

went to a kiddie party sunday lunch... daughter of my buddy. anyway, me and a good friend were praising our buddy for being considerate enough to have beer available in the kiddie party. makes it more bearable to the grown ups.
post #335 of 354
With all the babies, both here and incoming, that have been discussed in MC/CM the last few days, I thought this thread could use a bump.

Y Ferch arrived three weeks ago tomorrow. I'm up to my eyeballs in diapers/nappies, and don't mind a bit.
post #336 of 354
Y Ferch is Welsh for 'the girl'? How is it pronounced? And congrats again. Girls are great.
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Y Ferch is Welsh for 'the girl'? How is it pronounced? And congrats again. Girls are great.

That or The Daughter, depending on how it's used in the sentence. On the Internets (SRS BIZNESS), I refer to my wife as The Wife/Y Gwraig, so for consistency's sake, my daughter is Y Ferch.

Pronunciation is something like "eee v-air-ch" with the ending "ch" being similar to the ending sound that one would make in the German "Ich".

And thanks again.
post #338 of 354
: ) I understand now.

Ah, I wondered about the Y, especially. I know the ch sound; we have it in Dutch as well: the stemloze (unvoiced) g. It's the same as in Glenfidich, isn't it? (Though the English (?) pronounce it as a k, IIRC).
post #339 of 354
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: ) I understand now.

Ah, I wondered about the Y, especially. I know the ch sound; we have it in Dutch as well: the stemloze (unvoiced) g.

I keep forgetting you're Dutch. That would've been much easier to explain had I remembered. The "Y" depends on the part of the country you're in/from. The way I learned it was "eee", but I know some that say "uh".
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It's the same as in Glenfidich, isn't it? (Though the English (?) pronounce it as a k, IIRC).

Yes, it is. And the English do a lot of things incorrectly.
post #340 of 354
Thanks for explaining.

And enjoy these first weeks/months of having a baby in your home. I remember it as as very special time.
post #341 of 354

Do not get ghetto with him and calling him to you by yelling out ," Boy!  Come here!"  Only dads on crack or those who only finnish the 5th grade talk like that.

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With all the babies, both here and incoming, that have been discussed in MC/CM the last few days, I thought this thread could use a bump.

Y Ferch arrived three weeks ago tomorrow. I'm up to my eyeballs in diapers/nappies, and don't mind a bit.

congratulations!
post #343 of 354

Don't complain for lack of sleep because you have to get up and feed the baby. Time flies so fast and before you know it your child already has a world of their own. 

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If it hasn't been said already, circumcision is unnecessary.
Especially for girls.
post #345 of 354
So, the missus and I were talking (entirely in the abstract) about what it would be like if we have another child. One thing we discussed was the fact that a major contributor to stress during our son's first year was the fact that we were all constantly sick from the daycare germs. After the first year, it got dramatically better for all of us, and now MrsG and I are ill much, much less frequently than we were during that year. Still more than we were before having a kid, but we so rarely got sick pre-kid that even a couple/few illnesses a year is more than we'd experienced before. LowerCaseG is also less prone to illness, although he's still got a little bit of something more often than we do (which is to be expected).

All of this got us to wondering about what it's like with a second child. Obviously, just like LowerCaseG did, the new child will get sick all the time for the first year in a group setting, but have you guys with multiple kids found that you're better able to fight stuff off with kid two than kid one, or can we just pretty much plan on spending another year in illness misery? My inclination is that we won't get sick all the time like we did the first time around, since our bodies are already accustomed to the germ onslaught we've experienced with kid one, but I'd be interested to hear what you guys have experienced.
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