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Best Baby Brands

This is a compilation of brands that we have decided upon, mostly after a few months of trial. Price and quality are usually the factors, and in the case that I have opinions on the "losing" brands, I've offered them. This is mostly a reference for Jeff and I, but I also hope that someone comes across this list and it's helpful for them :-) I'm going to do another post later for "Best Mommy Brands," mostly post-baby and weight-loss stuff.

  • Diapers: Pampers. Pampers are far and away my first choice for diapers. They're a bit pricey, but it's easy enough to find coupons, and Walmart usually beats other stores by $3 or $4. The Walmart brand diapers are OK in a pinch... I found myself changing diapers a lot more often with those, because the material doesn't pull the mess away from Nathan's ...

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Permalink | Posted: Aug 09, 2010 | Tags: Lists Baby Musings

Cruise Report and 10-Month Thoughts

So we just got back from the Bahamian cruise with my family, and Nathan turns 10 months this week, so I figured I was long overdue for another blog post... maybe I'll even be able to resurrect the blog!

Things started off bumpy... Nathan had the potential beginnings of an ear infection Wednesday so we got a just-in-case prescription, the car wouldn't start Thursday morning, we realized we didn't know where Nathan's birth certificate was Thursday after we went to bed... and then when we got to the airport we realized we had no binkies and left the prescription in the fridge and the birth certificate on the kitchen table! But I called the pediatrician for another script, and had our friend use the spare key to get in the house and scan the birth certificate for us. We were out of luck for binkies till ...

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Permalink | 1 comment | Posted: Jul 19, 2010 | Tags: Baby Musings


A few weeks ago we noticed that Nathan's eyes are turning towards a green color. Babies start out with gray or silver-looking eyes, and then get their color later on.

A few days after this observation was made, I picked him up off the floor to hand him off to Lori. A bubble was protruding from his face area. This, at first wasn't too special. He's been blowing spit bubbles since he was born. I then noticed that this wasn't the right color for this to be a spit bubble-- this was green!

As I turned him toward me, the bubble continued growing.

It was coming from his left nostril.

It kept growing and finally popped when it was about the size of a golf ball.

The lifetime of this bubble was about 3 seconds or so.

Just thought we'd share. :)

Permalink | Posted: Feb 28, 2010 | Tags: Geekling Update Baby Musings

A Jar of Giggles

So, Nathan giggled first for Grandma and then Grandpa while we were visiting for Christmas. Now, he's giggling quite a bit more. Funny faces, funny sounds, and tickling can trigger baby giggles. He enjoys very much being laughed at as well.

It's amazing watching a little one grow up. Each little step is so subtle, but there is no way I would have been prepared for giggles when he was a newborn.

In Star Trek, Data found humor a very difficult concept to grasp. This is portrayed as something that is simply intuitively understood by humans. While I watch Nathan laugh, I don't see any logical or intuitive reason that he finds any particular thing we do funny-- especially since everything is essentially new anyway. Furthermore, it's baffling as to why Nathan has decided to produce a series of sounds interrupted by glottal stops. I do ...

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Permalink | Posted: Jan 25, 2010 | Tags: Baby Musings

Baby's First Week (or so)

So, Nathan has been home for about a week and a half now. It's been pretty crazy with family coming and going. Diaper lifetimes are short. Burp cloths, blankets and baby clothes don't have much time either.

First things first. Here is a picture from when Nathan came home.

Nathan coming home

He is so little in his car seat.

Nathan was a little bit Jaundiced when he came home, but instead of having to go back to the hospital to be on the lights, we were able to rent a set that just stayed in his crib. He had to be there as much as he could. He looked like he was wearing a glowing little lantern.

Glowing baby

He had to be tested after a couple days of being home. The first test showed that he was borderline, so we had to take him back for another test to see if ...

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Permalink | 1 comment | Posted: Oct 06, 2009 | Tags: Geekling Update Baby Musings