3 Months As A Dad

October 28, 2010 in Fatherhood Insights  

3 Months As A Dad

In this video I talk to Chasen Armour about what his life is like at 3 months of dadness.

He’s got some great insight and tips in this short vid.

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Please Comment & Add Your Voice!

Andy October 28, 2010 at 9:04 am

That’s one thing I learned to do well. I asked the nurse at the hospital how to swaddle and I learned to swaddle the hell out of my baby girl. Literally. She became a princess.

But unfortunately I can’t swaddle her anymore. She was breech so long that she has to wear a brace that makes her legs stick out which is supposed to help her hips grow properly.

But swaddling was definitely a lifesaver while it lasted.

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Chase October 28, 2010 at 9:32 am

Andy, that’s a heavy story. How long do you think she’ll have to wear the brace for?

Andy October 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm

About 4 more weeks and hopefully everything will be normal.

Chase October 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm

wow! All the best… hope you’re swaddling away in no time :)

Walt October 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

My daughter is 4 months old and she isn’t laughing yet but she is full of smiles. She has also moved into the coo’ing phase. There are times when she will just be hanging out, then out of nowhere wil start coo’ing. She will go on and on like she is holding a conversation with herself. If I hang out and talk to her between coo’s, she will go on even longer. Very cool, and fun.

And the farts that come out of this little girl are thunderous. I’m talking adult sounding ones that reverberate through the diaper.

We used to swaddle her early on but she is a kicker. In no time and all she has her blanket off, which she seems to prefer now.

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Chasen October 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I’m such an idiot. I can’t even drink from a glass apparently. Thanks for not editing that one out Chase!!

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Keith Zafren October 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm

I read something today that made me remember something of great impact upon me, about nine years ago. One day, I was teaching and I said something about Debbie, my wife, going out one night with some friends, and I stayed home to babysit my boys. After the teaching, another older dad, a seasoned father with children older than mine, approached me, pulled me aside, and gently, but with great strength, sincerity, and resolve, said to me, “Keith, you never babysit your own children. You father them.”

How true I now know that to be. It may sound, perhaps, like a mere semantic difference, but I now know after years of fathering that he was right on. I never think of myself as a babysitter; stopped doing so the day that caring father gently rebuked me. I father my boys. And what a delight to do so. Seeing tons of fruit now from doing so. And I am so thankful for dads in my life like the man I am describing. We need each other to help us be great dads. I was helped immeasurably that day. Hope you are by this post. Happy fathering!

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