Baby Wearing and Peeing

C’mon, I know other dads out there do this. I mean, you can’t interrupt a perfectly sleeping baby just because you really have to go. Or maybe you’re at the store; what else are you to do?

Still, no matter how many times I’ve done it already, it is awkward trying to pee while wearing Avery in our Baby Bjorn sling. For one thing, her legs are long enough now to give my arm one good kick and make me miss my target. At home, this isn’t so bad, but in public, it could lead to criticism or just dirty looks. So what!? A guy’s gotta do what a guy’s gotta do. Agreed?

I’m sure as she grows older (and heavier), wearing Avery and peeing will prove more difficult, but I’ll deal with that as the time comes.

Avery Crying with Arms Flailing. A common sight.....
Avery Crying with Arms Flailing. A common sight…..

In other events, Avery had a major cryfest last night and Kelley and I could not figure it out. Gas did not seem to be an issue, she had a clean diaper, and wouldn’t feed anymore. It took several hours of Kelley holding and trying to calm her, a little time with me holding and singing random songs on the fly, going back to Kelley for a while, and then just laying on me squirming until she finally gave into sleep. Then she slept for almost 8 hours straight!

The sleeping part was nice, but still not worth it what she did beforehand. We’re hoping for a better run tonight; fingers crossed!

Only two more work days for daddy (me) before I start my new job as a stay-at-home dad. I have major nerves circulating my brain and body, but I’m excited nonetheless. Trying to figure out a schedule and a way to get in exercise which I so greatly depend on for sanity will be hard, but hopefully not futile.

Luckily, my workouts are in the garage and not running long distance as in the past, so hopefully that’s a plus on my end.

Any other dads out there have a certain way to deal with peeing while wearing your baby?
What about working out? I figure I’ll try while she’s asleep…..if I’m not wearing her!

Goodbye Office, Hello Home!

As much as I’ve enjoyed sitting at a desk staring at a computer for almost 6 years, I’m excited to announce I’ll be leaving in 3 working days on January 28th, 2014!

Avery at 2 months. Not sure why this thing is so close to her.
Avery at 2 months. Not sure why this thing is so close to her.

Do I have another job lined up? You bet I do, it’s as a stay-at-home dad to our dear daughter Avery. Sure, my nerves crawling like ants after you kick their mound, but I am looking forward to my new role. Luckily, my awesome and lovely wife, Kelley, will working to support us financially as we enter into this phase of our lives.

I’m hoping to document the good and the bad times our family experiences as we make this journey of raising our daughter and figuring out how to make the most of these changes.

I plan on cooking a lot since we never go out to eat unless it’s a special occasion and hope to share my favorite recipes on this blog. I will also post random thoughts and other things related to health, fitness, and nutrition as these are things that interest me. Hopefully, later on in life, I would like to find work in these fields, but the focus is all on Avery for now!

If you’re reading this, thank you for stopping by and welcome to my new blog. As I figure out a schedule and get my new life up and running, I hope to be able to consistently post at least twice a week. If you have any advice, I’m all ears and would be ever so grateful to consider what you have to offer.

Stay tuned as fun times are sure to follow as I’m “Going Dad.”

An at-home dad on a mission to keep it real when it comes to food, fun, and raising a healthy, happy family.

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