Articles Archive for November 2008
Work & Finances »
With a baby on the way, there is a new reality to face — being the “bread-winner.” Wills, life insurance, long-term disability insurance… Estate planning has been a strange experience for me on several fronts.
For one, I do not yet have an inherent feeling of being “the father” in the sense of being the primary provider, monetarily-speaking. I don’t look in the mirror and see a father looking back at me. I only see the same old me.
Partly this is because Tara has a very active and successful business of …
Tara and I continue to work on the nursery. Here is Tara painting.
We used this paint called Mythic. It is non VOC paint which, besides not out-gassing very harmful VOCs, it does not smell when you apply it. We painted one wall a bright orange. We put together the crib and now it is beginning to look more like a nursery.
I have started to read a book called The Father’s Home Birth Handbook. It is perhaps the most interesting book I have read to date on the subject. …
Health & Fitness »
Tara had Braxton-Hicks contractions twice this week. These are “practice contractions” for the uterus. It is a little early to be able to feel them at this point. Actually they are suppose to start around 6 weeks but most women do not feel them until the third trimester. But Tara is expecting them so more attentive to the sensations.
Today we went to Baby’s R Us for the first time to buy an organic mattress. Not as nice as the organic mattresses I have seen at places like http://naturepedic.com, but …
We had our new cabinet installed to serve as our desk area and to add storage for Gifted At Birth since we are making the office into a nursery. The work was done by our friend Andy Monteleone (his wife is also a doula), and think they do a high quality job.
Here are before and after shots…. It is made out of walnut and gorgeous and very functional.