If I don’t write about my experiences as a father while my boy is growing up, it’s almost certain that hormones will take over and I’ll forget how I really felt. Here are some of the themes that came up.
I’ve lived through my 20s. While I can’t tell you the exact path that will lead you to your destiny, I can list several things that will prematurely trap your life. If you’re aware of these, you’ll have a better chance of avoiding them.
My kid was born and I couldn’t find baby formula in stores. It was the US baby formula shortage of 2022. Luckily, I had samples of Enfamil and Similac but they were quickly depleting.
Here’s what I learned about putting my kid to sleep and the mistakes I’ve made.
strong_migrations gem prevents large database tables from locking up when running database migrations. The drawback is that instead of running one easy Rails migration, you end up breaking up migrations into three parts.
If I had to become a first time father again, here are the essentials I’d get for my newborn. I used all the items I list here.
While you can ask parents around you about their parenthood experiences, you’ll seldom hear the raw truth. You won’t hear things like — I don’t know if I’d do it again. Or how about — my life has never been the same and I’m depressed. Or how about — it caused my divorce. You’ll mostly hear It’s hard but oh my god, it’s worth it.
I write this as a Dad with a newborn that is about two months old.
Taking care of a newborn child is difficult. It’s way harder than I imagined. There’s no off switch. There’s no clocking out.
Several parents told me things that I found to be false after having my kid. Let’s explore.