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Ron Giesecke
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My advice would be this: If you are going to be camera-prone, try to minimize videotaping grand moments, and settle for still photos. I had to make a conscious desicion to do this myself, because a video camera guarantees you will film a precious time that everybody else gets to experience. After the first few times I had this happen, I realise that, even though I was the one who filmed my daughter's hysterical, infant laughing fit--I never really saw it.

I'm grateful that I boycotted the camcorder while my girls are still young. . .

Congratulations!

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I have an 8 month old. I was told, as many here have told you, that sleep would be a thing of the past. Not true. For me that is. My son has slept through the night since day 1. In fact, we had to force him to wake him up to feed him at night. And more often than not we had to wake him up several times while feeding him to get him to finish feeding!

I know we are in the extreme minority on this matter. You will most likley not get any sleep.
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On 2004-08-18 21:32, briantwig wrote:
I have an 8 month old. My son has slept through the night since day 1. In fact, we had to force him to wake him up to feed him at night. And more often than not we had to wake him up several times while feeding him to get him to finish feeding!



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On 2004-08-18 09:38, Ron Giesecke wrote:
My advice would be this: If you are going to be camera-prone, try to minimize videotaping grand moments, and settle for still photos. I had to make a conscious desicion to do this myself, because a video camera guarantees you will film a precious time that everybody else gets to experience. After the first few times I had this happen, I realise that, even though I was the one who filmed my daughter's hysterical, infant laughing fit--I never really saw it.

I'm grateful that I boycotted the camcorder while my girls are still young. . .

Congratulations!

Ron Giesecke


Also, try to resist the temptation to video EVERYTHING! I recently found an hour of film of my daughter sleeping! It's quite entertaining in fast-forward, but otherwise a still photo would have been adequate!

My advice would be to have bed in the spare room made up so that you can dive in there if you really NEED to sleep. And try to remember that Mrs Beetroot will be at least as tired as you are so don't be surprised if she's as grumpy as you are!

Anyway, congratulations and, though I'm sure a hundred others have told you, try to enjoy it all when it happens, cos it really doesn't last long, they're soon grown-up enough to be asking all sorts of awkward questions! But they also become more useful, it's like having a remote control for the fridge!
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[quote]On 2004-08-19 16:54, jonesc2ii wrote:
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they're soon grown-up enough to be asking all sorts of awkward questions! But they also become more useful, it's like having a remote control for the fridge!




Love it Smile

Also if you walk in the house barefoot like I do, you will be finding those little lost Lego's and all sorts of fun, painful little toys hidden in the carpet.
If you don't already have a dog I suggest getting one, they are great for picking up the Cheerio's, Cookie crumbs and various other messes you'll be finding around the house. Smile
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On 2004-08-19 16:54, jonesc2ii wrote:
They also become more useful, it's like having a remote control for the fridge!


Yep. Often, my parents will be within an arms reach of the TV remote or other object, but will instead have me (On the other side of the room) get up and get it for them.

Now I know why...

Shane Wiker
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