This is a discussion on It doesn't look like JD is getting his Marine Corps Birthday Baby. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by limatunes I wonder if anyone else on here has been carrying while their wife was delivering and if they have anything to ...
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Keep in mind that it is loaded and it WILL go off if you expose it to air. Be ready to drop a diaper on top, even if it's a new one, with zero notice. Otherwise you end up with a friendly fire incident.
The shorter the time between changing his diaper and needing to leave, the more likely that he will empty his little bladder all over your clothes, his clothes, Lima's clothes, the diaper bag, and the car seat (even though it is 50 feet away and in a locked car!).
JD, if I remember right, a respirator with either the organic vapor (black stripe) or acid gas (yellow stripe) filter should do the job with diaper changes. Be prepared to feel a little over-protective and a maybe little jealous when anyone gets to fussing with your little guy (and that's OK). When our oldest daughter was a newborn (24 years ago), she had colic, and I discovered there were things to watch on (pre-cable) TV all night. You'll find better stuff now with cable, I'll wager, though I pray you and Lima don't have to find out. Be blessed !
Don't forget the middle of the night feedings, its like pulling fire watch. You can't sit down or go to sleep and you will be walking up and down the hall the whole time.
Get yourself a little cheapy TV and mount it somewhere in the baby's room. I built some custom shelving in my daughters closet before she was born, and had a little 14" TV stashed in there with cable. It was a life saver before laptops and WiFi.
"Just blame Sixto"
Well, seeing as how we don't have television (no cable, no satellite, no bunny ears) I'm thinking the late night TV watching is going to be out.
We do have a TV but we can only watch movies or play video games.
I'm pretty sure both of us will have all four seasons of HOUSE memorized (we have them on DVD) as well as CSI.
And you'll probably see us on DC quite a bit!
Sounds like a trip to Wally World and the cheapie DVD rack is in order.
JD Lima, it's only the first 3 months that you go without sleep, after that you can get atleast 3-4 hours a night.
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
"Just blame Sixto"
My daughter is also due Nov.18th. It will be our 1st grandbaby. They are inducing tonight at 3:30 in the morning. So,I should be blessed sometime tomorrow. Good Luck.
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On the serious side, one of the terrific things Paymeister did for me when our baby was new was he'd get her in the middle of the night when she cried and bring her to me to nurse, so I didn't have to get up. It was a godsend, as I was so tired.
It gets better every month, and then they go to college... wait, how did that happen???
God bless you guys and little Garrett. I wish you guys all the best, and am eagerly waiting to hear good news.