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Baby Proofing?

So, the running theory is that our apartment will be impossible to baby proof and that we simply need to move to have any hope.

We're new to having a little one around (and will be new to having a whatever stage he happens to be at until we grow old and die) but from what I can tell, there are two types of baby proofing. The first kind is the kind that keeps baby safe. The second kind is the kind that keeps things safe from baby. There are two methods to executing both of these types of baby proofing: active and passive.

The first kind automatically takes priority because of parental instinct. Fortunately for wallets of parents with things that aren't cheap, there can and is overlap in keeping both baby and an expensive item safe. The most prominent example is a TV. We don't ...

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Permalink | Posted: Jan 15, 2010 | Tags: Planning Ahead Baby Safety

Poor Animals

Since Nathan is home now, I thought it best to help keep him as safe as possible from our pets.

The cat probably poses the most danger to an infant, specifically in his claws. Our cat is very well behaved, and we have trained him to not scratch things. He still takes his claws out when he plays, and sometimes he just plain forgets that he has them, and that they could hurt someone.

The bird's wing feathers had grown in, and we more or less let him fly from place to place (meaning from his cage, to his playground, to one of us, or vice-versa). Unfortunately, the bird like to go other places too, and has been known to buzz the cat by dive bombing. When he pulls out of his dive, he can end up just about anywhere in the apartment. The danger that the bird poses ...

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Permalink | Posted: Oct 01, 2009 | Tags: Planning Ahead Baby Safety

Quick Update

Exactly what it says on the tin, a quick update... I'm on my last day of antibiotics, but I'm not entirely convinced that my UTI is gone... I had a pretty long contraction this morning (probably about 45-60 seconds) and I've been kinda uncomfortable sitting at my desk today. I bought one of those at-home tests, and it was negative, but abx and fruit juices can both cause false negatives... and I'm still taking the meds and drinking about 32 oz of cranberry juice a day. So I called my doctor, to see if he wanted me to come in for another urinalysis, but I haven't heard back yet. My back is about 75% better for now, but I took it pretty easy the last few days. I did go to Walmart to get some pictures printed, but I managed to get a pretty good ...

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Permalink | Posted: Aug 17, 2009 | Tags: Planning Ahead Pregnant Junk

Baby Shoes!

Yesterday Jeff and I went to Babies R Us to look at the strollers I had picked out online (we did choose one that we're both very happy with--and the matching carseat, which isn't available online so it doesn't have a link) and I bought my first article of baby clothes! I'm getting maternity photos done on Tuesday (someone on Craigslist wants to expand her portfolio to include maternity portraits, among others, so I emailed her and she's taking my pictures for free) and I decided I wanted a pair of tiny baby shoes to hold up to my belly in one or two pictures, so Jeff and I picked out a really cute pair of white and blue "sneakers"... Sized for a 3-6 month old, so hopefully he'll get some kind of use out of them!

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Permalink | Posted: Jul 24, 2009 | Tags: Planning Ahead

Week 31 Updates

Life has been running along relatively smoothly here for the last while... Last week I was pretty sick for a bit (and I consider "pretty sick" to be sick enough to stay home from work... when I just feel a bit cruddy I usually go to work anyways, because I sit on my butt at a computer all day) but I'm almost all better now. Last Tuesday at work I started feeling weak/dizzy/faint around 11 or so... I was actually planning on taking a half day and leaving at 1--just to take a half day and get some extra rest--so I worked through the dizziness and got the project I was working on done around 1:30, and then realized that there was no way I was going to be able to drive myself home. Longish story shorter, I called my doctor's office and they wanted ...

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