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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Week 34 Day 6 - Butternut Squash Baby


Let's see what's going on during the 34th week.

-Baby is now the size of a Butternut Squash!

-Weighs around 5lbs

-Urinates up to a pint per day (what!)

-Can listen in to our converstations

-Around 18 inches long

-Only about a month and a half left! (not even!)

I have a lot of things coming up soon, just no time today! We are going to take more 34 week photos, and will take them every 2 weeks now.

I also got a cool package in the mail today from I am going to post some photos and stuff tomorrow. In the meantime, head over to their site and check out the cool scents they have for guys. Can you guess which three I might have picked?

Also remember to check out my page on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Week 34 Day 5 - Why This Baby Registry Scared The Crap Out Of Me


While sitting down last night, relaxing, and skimming through a baby registry, my wife steadily passed a description that I had never seen. Lost in the mix of diapers, onesies, rattles, and bottles, there it was. There was the item that made me think, wait a minute...

Scroll back up. Did I just see what I think? This can't be right.

But I was right. I hadn't been seeing things. My mind was perfectly clear. The dreaded two words that I have never seen in combination before. The two words that can scare the crap out of someone. Literally.

Rectal Thermometer

Rectal thermometer? I'm sorry, but did that just say RECTAL THERMOMETER?!

As in like, goes in your butt, rectal?

Oh no, there is no way I am going to be able to put anything inside my child's butt. What happened to the ear ones? I remember those from when I was little. Or how about the simple one that you put under your tongue? Why do we need to put anything inside an innocent behind? Someone, please explain!

I figured the best, most responsible thing for me to do, would be to do a little research. Maybe there is a reason that people find the need to stick metal objects up there instead of simply using an ear, or mouth, for the exam. Let's see what I can find.

Apparently, rectal is THE MOST accurate. It is the only way recommended to take temperatures of babies up to 3 years old. The ear version, is the least accurate. That's what I used when I was little. Maybe that explains why I turned out like I did...

Still, no matter how accurate it is, it still is very unappealing. I know I wouldn't want to have a rectal temperature taken. I mean, look how comfortable it looks - 

They forgot to tell you, that once you insert, just let it dangle for a while. Can you imagine being that poor child during this photoshoot? 

"Sorry, we didn't like the way that picture turned out. Let's try again. Ready for attempt #7."

It's nice to know that they have "themed" thermometers for the kids now. What's better than having SpongeBob up your butt? I bet these children never look at that TV show the same again.

I am a dad, not a doctor. I can surface heal, but internally? No. And please don't ask me to. 

Good thing we registered for an ear thermometer! 

(Realistically, I will probably be taking rectal temperatures. Damn.)

Did you take your child's temperature rectally? Were you uncomfortable about it? Let me know!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Week 34 Day 4 - Clean Up After Your Kids!


We got quite a few gifts in the mail yesterday. Lots of good stuff for the baby! From relatives and friends that are unable to attend the baby shower. It was very nice of them to still send gifts. Like I have said a million times, she sure is one spoiled little girl.

I made some Mexican Carnitas (pork roast) for dinner last night. I really like these little packets that you can buy at the grocery store. It is the sauce completely prepared, just add it all to the slow cooker and you have delicious mexican carnitas. They are made by Frontera Grill. Yum.

My wife showed me a little trick yesterday. I really like Mexican rice, and she makes it pretty well. But we both also love couscous. What she does is take one cube of these:
And boils it in 2 cups of water, and a little butter or olive oil. When that is boiling you stir in the whole box of couscous.

Take it off the heat, cover it for 5 minutes, then fluff it with a fork.

You now have delicious "fake" Mexican rice. Try it sometime.

Crumby Kids?

I just watched an article on the Today Show about a restaurant owner who bullied a family because the family was messy. The kids dropped some crumbs of muffins, or scones, on the floor and the restaurant owner got upset and harassed them about it. The mom claims that she tried to clean up the table and floor before they left, but because of how they were treated, she stopped and got out of there as quickly as possible.

It is now a viral, worldwide topic, because the restaurant owner posted photos of the floor on her Facebook.

Read the full article here - WA Restaurant Shames Crumby Kids on Facebook

Do you think that it is acceptable for kids to be a little bit messy? Is it the restaurant's obligation to clean up after or should the parent? Also is commenting/harassing the patrons the right action?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Week 34 Day 3 - Swimming With Great White Sharks


Haven't done much of anything today. Not even going to lie.

Except, laundry. I am a laundry freak. It has to be done at least once a week. And hanging, folded, or somehow organized when done. Maybe I have some small amount of obsessive-compulsive disorder...

We do need to get ready for the hospital. She can basically come at any time now. Hopefully, she won't. We are wanting her to come a few days late. My wife wants her to be a Libra, which is the Zodiac sign that starts on the 23rd of September. Why? I don't know.

But we still need to put together her hospital overnight bag. We don't have that, yet. Remember what it is? I wrote about it on July 10th. HERE.

If you don't know already, it is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Probably one of the most hyped up weeks for any television channel, all year. They have been doing it for a while now, and it is extremely popular. I came across a Great White Shark charter that leaves from San Diego, and travels 180 miles southwest to Guadalupe Island. This island is home to many seals, and where there are seals, there are sharks. Lots of Great White Sharks. But anyways, the charter lets you jump into the water with the sharks, in a cage obviously, and get up close and personal with them. I asked my wife if she would be interested, and she declined. She declined rather quickly, honestly. Whatever.

I mean look how peaceful they are. The lady even swims with one in the following video! (This is sarcasm, by the way)


Maybe my daughter will go with me in 20 years.

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Would you ever get in the water with a Great White Shark? How much would you have to be paid to get in there with them?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Week 34 Day 2 - Twitter Parties


Ok, if you follow me on Twitter, I apologize for being extremely annoying. I have recently found this new phenomenon called a Twitter Party.

Hosts from all over, usually Bloggers, create this sponsored parties, where you talk about a certain brand, or product, and answer questions that they ask. Usually amongst hundreds of other people also following the party. But they giveaway prizes throughout. Many giftcards, trips, even an Electrolux refridgerator. Pretty cool, but an easy way to waste away your whole day. They last an hour, and have about 5 giveaways throughout, on average.

I made sure to clean the whole house before jumping in today. That was everything is done, before I get sucked in. But I didn't win anything :(

It's a great tool to get your name out there, and gain new followers. So if you are a blogger, or just like free things, I suggest looking into these Twitter parties. A good website to find them is @

Got some good videos of the baby moving yesterday. Check this out.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Week 34 Day 1 - We Are Blessed


You know, I don't think I have ever mentioned how blessed we are to have family and friends that are so supportive and generous. Both of our parents have given us all we ever need for this child, and baby shower. Our baby registry's big ticket items are almost all purchased already, and we still have a couple weeks until the shower. Our crib, dresser, baby shower, stroller/carseat system, all gifted to us. There are a lot of people who are less fortunate than us and I hope everyone that has helped us knows how much we appreciate it.

At the same time, I am also thankful that we can provide for ourselves. We both work hard, so that we can pay our bills and be able to have the things that we do. It astonishes me to see the people that live off of the government, and have nicer things than I do, yet don't work. But that is a whole different topic. I could go on about that for days. And I am not talking about people on unemployment, looking for work. I am talking about the people who I sell 5lbs of crab legs to on the first of the month, with their 5 kids, and food stamps. You do NOT have kids to get more money back at the end of the year. Sure seems like some people do...

I also support the idea of taking random drug tests in order to be on welfare support.

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Do you agree/disagree with me? Please let me know in the comments, or on Facebook!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Week 33 Day 7 - Next Month, I Will Be A Dad


Next month, I will be a dad.

Let me repeat that...

Next month I will be a DAD.

Wow, that's scary. We have about a month and a half, actually. But next month is September, and she is due September 17th. Our lives are about to change...

She sure kicks a lot in there. My wife is constantly saying "Kev, look at the baby! She is kicking, again!" Probably 4 or 5 times a day, she tells me to look. Pretty cool to see, the bigger she gets, the more pronounced the kicking is.

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