Dads Paternity Leave

Kyle LitteralBaby Timeline, Fatherhood JourneyLeave a Comment

Paternity leave comes sparingly at most places of employment in the U.S.  A lucky new father can get up to two weeks, in my employment experience that is on the high end unfortunately.  I took a week’s off in total.  My wife went into labor on a Monday and I went into work the following Monday.  I used precious vacation … Read More

Baby Advice You Can Ignore

Kyle LitteralBaby Timeline, Fatherhood Journey, PregnancyLeave a Comment

The most common complaint that I seem to hear from new parents is about all the advice they receive.  While most are trying to be helpful, all the advice can be overwhelming, and even lead to you doubting yourself as a parent.  This is especially true when coming from family.  They know you well, and often, believe they know best.  … Read More

Choosing the best Baby Monitor

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A baby monitor is a very important purchase when you are getting ready for your newborn to arrive.  The peace of mind a monitor can provide is invaluable.  However, not all baby monitors are created equal.  There are monitors that are only sound, some with video, and some with two-way voice.  They come in many shapes, sizes, and prices.  I … Read More

Best Products for your Newborn Baby

KyleBaby Timeline, Fatherhood Journey2 Comments

The world has literally thousands of gadgets and devices that are supposed to make caring for your newborn “easier”.  While no one is saying this process is easy, it’s nice to have some help along the way.  My wife and I recently experienced the newborn stage for the first time, and we put together a list of the things we … Read More

Interacting with Baby (6 Weeks)

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Interacting with baby is a new experience at all times, here is how my typical day goes. I get home from work at 3:40 P.M. almost every day.  Coincidentally my daughter starts screaming at 3:45 P.M. Every. Day. Many men, including myself came to believe they were causing this sudden uproar or that their child didn’t like them.  However, you … Read More