May 8, 2013
Remember this little one from our earlier Meet the gTeam post?
You may have already met. At a gTea. A tradeshow. A Ducks game. But if not …
Please say hello to
(There’s a lot to be learned about a person from an interview. But when you stick to a formula just for the sake of consistency, the opportunity for truth and genuine story-sharing dwindles. Michelle provided the interview answers as requested, but then I pushed her for more. Because anyone that knows Michelle in real life knows that T1D plays as big a role in her world as Tom Hanks’ role in Forrest Gump. And so that’s where we will begin our introduction.)
“My ultimate passion is my two boys, but honestly, whose children aren’t? Two years ago, however, my passion became much more specific as our world seemed to fall apart with Keagan’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis. It’s impossible to describe how it feels when hearing your child will never live a ‘normal’ life, forever a slave to medicine and health care. I can’t express in words the gut-wrenching pit and the sob that escaped my lips as we rushed off to an extended hospital stay. However, that time passed and we survived; just passing the two year-mark with his dia-birthday, a day we celebrate, instead of grieve, recognizing how far he (we) have all come.
Continue reading Meet Michelle. (or maybe you already have …)
April 30, 2013
Thank you to gDad, Terrence, for visiting us on the gDiapers blog.
Smile and nod
Before I had a baby I thought the hardest part would be the diaper changes, or possibly the feedings, nothing could’ve prepared me for what was to trump my biggest baddest fears … other parents.
From the day I stepped out of that Sierra Vista hospital with Madison I’ve been subject to any one of the following responses by other parents:
1) Where is the mother? (This is the overwhelmingly largest question I’m asked.)
2) You’re taking her out by yourself?
3) Do you need me to hold the baby for you while you do (whatever it is I’m currently attempting to do)?
Even worse than the above three, just yesterday I heard the cringe worthy “GOOD JOB DAD!!” because I had dared to take her out in her push car. At times it’s enough to make me want to throw in the towel and not leave the house until she is able to drive, or at the very least tote around a female companion to quell the constant stares, questions, and assumptions.
Continue reading Smile and nod, by Terrence Shepherd
April 25, 2013
This was originally posted by Scotty on his blog, Dads Who Change Diapers. Thanks Scotty!
First, what is male pattern dadness (MPD)?
MPD afflicts a majority of dads. The sad part is that most dads don’t even know they have it until it’s too late; Johnny gets in with the wrong crowd, or Suzy becomes a stripper. The key is to detect the warning signs early. Then, do something about them.
The indications of MPD are:
- General sense of being unconnected with the baby.
- Baby doesn’t like you very much. In fact, baby prefers just about everyone over you.
- Overall fear of breaking the baby.
- Overwhelming thoughts of “Man, I can’t wait until this kid gets bigger so we can play together.”
Whether you suffer from minor MPD or a full-on case, I have discovered a new drug for you! And the best part is, that you only have to take it once a day.
It’s called Changethenex* and it’s available without a prescription!
Continue reading Male Pattern Dadness, by Scotty Schrier.