Another Poore Dad Blog Dispatch

The main entries from That Poore Baby that chronicle having a baby, being a new dad and learning how to parent on the fly.

Happy 4th Anniversary!

Four and a half years ago we lived in a 600 square foot apartment with a puppy. The location was great, just south of downtown Austin and within walking distance of all the big events. Then the puppy turned into a 60 pound dog and things started to get tight……

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Pregnant at Christmas - That Poore Baby

Last Christmas Before Baby

Wow, it’s almost Christmas. Double wow, it’s almost baby time. Triple wow, it’s the last Christmas before baby! Time is really moving and any minute now it’s going to go from “oh, there’s plenty of time,” to “oh, you better call the midwife.” Not to say we’re not ready. I…

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UT Football Game - That Poore Baby

Going Out While Pregnant

I have heard that one of the things that changes when you have kids is that going out takes a lot more planning than it used to. Even a quick trip to the grocery store can involve a pretty lengthy pre-flight checklist. Depending on the age of the child it…

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Mula from IKEA - That Poore Baby

IKEA Trip!

If you are lucky enough to have one nearby, then you are probably well aware of how useful an IKEA trip can be when outfitting a nursery. As you can see from my personal IKEA catalog slideshow above, we had no problem spending the equivalent of many kronor on our…

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Week 20 Ultrasound - That Poore Baby

The 20 Week Ultrasound

As you can see by the pregnancy progress bar, we are half way there. Since the expected date is next year it still seems like it’s far, far away but if the second half goes as fast as the first, we will be knee deep in poopies sooner than we…

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Rejected Baby Names - That Poore Baby

Rejected Baby Names

They say you learn a ton when you have a kid and I think lesson one is to never, ever, ever, ever tell people the baby names that you are thinking of using. In fact, if you think that there is nothing that a group of people can agree on,…

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Baby's First Outfit - That Poore Baby

Firsts! The Baby’s First Outfit

Though we didn’t plan on buying clothes this early into the pregnancy, we’re only in week 14, we found ourselves in a Carter’s nonetheless. Now I’m not an emotional person but even I involuntarily say “awwwww” when I see tiny clothes and don’t even get me started on the itty,…

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