There has been a lot going on in Adam's household! We are painting, moving out furniture, moving back in infant necessities, and just trying to stay ahead of the game. As a matter of fact we are now eight days away from our second baby girl. Do we really ever stay ahead of the game? I used to say Pre-Kids I just don't have enough time to do xyz, well now that we have one kid I always feel like I can't get anything done. I am a bit nervous for what that means with two kids!! I am sure we will manage. Look at this blog, I set out to try and write in this twice a month and it is now April 16th. Best laid plans right!
Well lots of things going on Lauren and I have been busy re-infant proofing the house, and trying to prep best we can for baby two. We really feel like we are much farther behind than when we prepped for Eleanor. Although this pregnancy has been a much more typical pregnancy compared to our last it has been different. I am not even going to claim being tired or say it has been hard. Lauren is a champ and has been not only doing great with the pregnancy, but chasing around Nora, and teaching her first graders! She is super woman I don't know how she does it.
Eleanor continues to amaze me, she is such a kind, fun loving, and gentle soul. She is super sweet, and is so much fun to interact with. She is always happy and it melts my heart to see her intact with Amma, Nannu, Papi, and Nanna (the grandparents). It also breaks my heart when they leave because she is at that age where she doesn't want anyone to ever leave. She loves to try and be sneaky and climb things, and don't get in the way of her and her meal times. She loves her Elmos, yes that's not a typo it is plural! She has four Elmos and three out of the four of them talk. This isn't counting the countless clothing and books she has. The worst part about the talking Elmos is when I am headed to get a late night snack and the thing pops on and starts to talk to you. It's almost like Chucky is coming to get us. I don't understand the whole obsession with Elmo, but at least its better than Barney. I just wish they would bring back more of the Muppets. Yes, yes I know the Muppet Babies are back, and I am an 80's kid hence the Chucky reference. I want non computer generated Muppets Babies, even better bring back the variety show. Now that would be sweet. Over all things are going great and I can't wait for Eleanor to meet her new sister. I am not quite sure she knows whats coming yet.
Finally, I am so grateful and happy the podcast is continuing to grow! I think you all will be very excited about the next episodes coming up. We tried to pre-record a few, because it could get a bit busy in our household the next couple of weeks.
This week I am joined by my wife Lauren as a guest host. In this episode we talk to the hilarious and amazingly smart author of Man Versus Baby Matt Coyne on. Matt's take on parenting is very informative yet entertaining. This one is marked explicit so you know things get real and the poop might even hit the fan, or at least get talked about!
We also have an episode from Mom's perspective where Lauren joins us again, but this time as a guest to talk about raising our first child, what she is thinking going into baby number two, and those sensitive issues and needs Mom's don't always ask for from Dads.
Stay tuned to the blog as I will be sharing more about our other upcoming episodes and guests, I will also try to keep updating on what is going on with baby number 2, Eleanor, and oh year Lauren and I! We are always looking for more dads to join us on the show and share their experiences. You don't have to be an expert (trust me I know this first hand), but everyone brings something real to the table! We are currently scheduling for our June and July guests so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
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