Daddy's Pride / Stroller

  • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

    We went to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in NYC this past weekend. We wanted to show our son the tree. And I have to say the tree was amazing,..its size and the number of lights that are displayed is ridiculous. The tree can light up the whole town that we live in. So, we're happy that our son saw the famous tree that people come to see from all over the world. Also, it was good to experience being with our son in a massive crowd. Even though it was tough navigating the stroller with thousands of people around us, it was worth it. I think the little man had a good time.

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  • Flying Part 2

    Yesterday, I blogged about our recent experience flying with our 7 month old son. Today, I would like to share with you the other side of my travel experience. But before I do that, let me briefly recap how I traveled prior to my son's arrival. Whenever I need to fly I do my best to make it a simple process. This means I take the bare essentials and carry as little as possible. Hopefully my son will learn from my craziness. When I get to the airport my goal is to check in, and hand over my suitcase. All I wish to carry is my wallet, identification, phone, and ticket. I choose not to bring a carry on bag in case it gets lost, misplaced, or stolen, but more importantly I don't want to drag it around. All I want to do is wander through the airport while drinking my coffee, converse with my wife, and have no responsibility. I'm on vacation, and I like it to start the minute I leave the house. I always make sure I get to my gate ahead of schedule so I can be stress free. As many of us know, to get there you have to go through security. So, to make this an easy process, I do my best to wear the minimum amount of clothes. Items such as a jacket, sweatshirt, watch, and belt are either left at home or in my suitcase. Also, since I generally love wearing flip flops, it makes perfect sense to wear them while going through security. I can quickly take them off and put them back on. This is how I used to travel. Now that we have a son, my recent travel experience was unique and kind of intense. The days of not carrying anything while browsing the airport are probably over. First, I had a carry on book bag to hold our gadgets; camera, video camera, and computer. As new parents, we want to capture every moment. Second, we now had a stroller that requires to be folded and unfolded many times during our trip. This also means we had to take our son in and out of his vehicle, including his toys and blanket. Third, while going through security, we need to have the stroller, diaper bag, one carry on bag, purse, and computer x-rayed. Last, we now had to show our son's passport and ticket, which means us parents have to be a little bit more responsible in not losing his stuff. After all this, we still needed to feed and change our son, and board the plane. Traveling with the little one is a tough job, but it can be tons of fun. For me, getting to the airport in advance and just laughing about all the changes I needed to make while traveling is the key to being stress free. I am looking forward to the next vacation.

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  • Spring Sampler

    The weather was so nice today that we should have taken our little man out for a stroll. We completely missed the opportunity of enjoying the fresh air while while our son either sleeps in his stroller or relaxes in it and gets a sun tan. I guess we need to seize these precious days. Looking forward to Spring!!!!

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  • People Magnet

    Wherever we go, people are always staring at our son. I feel like we are with some famous person and we are part of his entourage…seriously. While we all go for a walk, people try to take a peak at our son when he’s in his stroller. Or when he is in our arms, people just smile at us. He tends to disarm people’s reservations about striking up a conversation in an elevator. My son is attracting all types of people. He seems to break the ice among stiff business people, grouchy elderly people, and women who are mothers, pregnant women , or women who wish to have a baby. At first we thought our son was cute just because he’s our son, however we just might have to rethink this. We hope that all these compliments about his good looks don’t go to his head. But he seems to know how to “ham it up” with strangers, smiling and cooing when they say hello.

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  • Coffee Shop

    Out and about with the family. First time going to the coffee shop, and my boy passed with flying colors. I guess he needed a break from the house too.

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  • Stroller-Shopping Cart

    Way before my wife and I even decided to have a kid, we occasionally observed parents with their young children. For example, we found it amusing seeing a dad pushing a stroller like a shopping cart while the kid is in the mother’s arms. Well, today we just became that family. I basically brought our stroller to the mall for the fun of it, and my child decided it would be best to be carried.

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  • Baby Stuff

    Assembling Baby Suff.

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  • Random People

    Now that I am a father to be, I think it is ok to talk to random women and men who are with their baby. Earlier today, I saw a mother waiting online with her baby sleeping in the carrier. I had to talk to her. I simply could not resist. I wanted to know what she thought about large strollers because a friend of mine mentioned to me that large strollers are difficult to control in small areas. I trust my friend, but I still needed to get a second opinion, even if it is from a random mother…(sorry my friend). This particular mother agreed about large strollers being inconvenient (I should have trusted my friend). However, that was not her main concern. She felt that the wheels on large strollers are not functional. She recommended using a jogging stroller for everyday use. Does this make sense?

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