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Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Baby Steps

Subject:Добить мать своего ребенка
Posted by:okolo30.
Time:11:16 am.
Уважаемые друзья, уважаемые модераторы.

В настоящее время жж юзер solaris65 – журналист и свингер Игорь Серебряный, проживает Московская область, город Мытищи, уклоняясь от уплаты алиментов, организует компанию травли матери своего ребенка и ее родственников.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009

2Sections | Baby Steps

Posted by:ric14u.
Time:6:15 pm.
    What If There Is No Second Chance

    I spoke with my brother Will via a long distance line this morning. He was quite emotional about his situation. But he was not emotional in the  negative sense of the word though. I sensed a great joy in him as he related his most recent experience. He was just home from the hospital where he had an open heart bypass surgery. He said he is grateful to God for giving him a second lease for his life. While listening to him, I also felt a great joy inside me. I clenched my jaw as I tried to hold back my own tears of joy upon realizing that my own brother just received Jesus in his life. Here’s the reason why I had that special feelings about what happened to him.

    For more than a decade I have been telling Will about his need of Christ. He would always agree with me but says he’ll get into it later. In the beginning he was willing to listen. Later on, he became hostile and argue that God does not exist. He started to believe on worldly philosophies instead. Societies like the Brotherhood of Freemasons even appealed to him. From then, I had minimal contact with him. Privately however, I would often mention him in my prayers. I set my heart to always pray that God will deal with his heart one day. That was five years ago.
    At the end of last month, I received an email from Will‘s son. The email has a Youtube video attached to it. The video contains an angiogram of his heart. The angiogram result showed that there is no blood supply to the right side of the heart. The email went on to say that Will drove to a hospital after a severe chest pain. He learned later that he was having a heart attack. I called him at the hospital. He was nervous. He said he had a near death experience. He lost consciousness once he arrived at the hospital. He said his vision turned all white and that was the last he could remember. He did not know that there was a code called for him. He did not feel the hospital performing a CPR on him. He  woke up at the ICU. I asked him what is the plan. He said only an open heart bypass can save him. Also, it has to be done soon, or else. But he said he cannot afford the cost of the surgery. In the country where he lives, health care is very bad. In fact, there is  no health system at all. He was nicely told the cost of the surgery. In other words, no money no surgery. He was sent home after five days. He was told to call back and schedule the surgery, if he has the money.

    I didn’t know what to say. The amount he mentioned shocked me. but I was reminded that I have been praying for him all these years. This must be it. I felt God will do something big in my brother’s life. When I hang up the phone, I knelt and prayed for God to  provide. I included Will in my church’s prayer list. I prayed about it twice  daily. I set my cell phone to vibrate at certain times twice a day to remind me to pray for him. Meantime, Will was having mini heart attacks daily since he left the hospital. The intermittent chest pain rattled him and his family so much. Somehow, I was rattled too. I found myself praying more often asking God to save my brother. Then God answered.

    Two weeks after, God provided from two sources ten thousand dollars, enough to cover the amount Will said he needs. Will was glad to know about it when I called to tell him the good news. He did not waste time to make an appointment for a surgery.  I sent the money and spoke to him again a few hours before he was to be brought to the operating room. During our conversation, He was very jovial and did not seem concerned  about anything at all. I felt weird about that. He did not seem to be reflecting on his situation toward God at all.  His nonchalant attitude made me feel God is not moving for his salvation. Anyway, I asked him that he pray with me for his successful surgery. He just went quiet as I prayed. He did not even say “Amen” with me  after my prayer. Then I  hang up the phone after saying bye. Little did I know that God would move on him right after he hang up the phone.

    There was another patient in the room with Will. The other patient had a cardiac arrest and died. Will saw it all. He saw the  other patient struggle to breath as he turned bluish after his heart stopped beating. He saw death swallow someone who had the same physical problem like his. Then there was loud wailing by the patient’s family. That made will panicked and sacred. Then he decided to call out to God. He started to pray. He cried to God for another life. He heard himself praying for the other patient too. And he felt  something different this time. As if God is so close. He never felt that before. He took the opportunity to ask for forgiveness and he heard himself say, “I will follow you from now on.”.  A decade of prayers finally got an answer.

    During my morning devotional the following day, I came across this parable of Jesus that tells me what happened to Will.
          Then Jesus told this parable: “A man planted a fig tree in his  garden and  came again and again to   see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. Finally, he said to his gardener,  ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it  down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.’ “The gardener  answered, ‘Sir, give it one more chance. Leave it another year, and  I’ll give it special attention and plenty of fertilizer. If we get figs next  year, fine. If not, then you can cut it down.’” (Luke 13:6-9)

    I figured, Will is the fig, God owns the garden, Jesus is the gardener. Jesus just intervened for Will’s life. God just gave him another  chance. Somehow I thought, what if Will or people like Will did not have a chance to ask for another chance? The answer must be scary.



Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

2Sections | Baby Steps

Subject:Pimping My Husband
Posted by:mizuki_hana2.
Time:12:06 pm.
Pardon my intrusion gentlemen, but it took a lot to find you. My husband gaerfindel is having problems with his friends list. Most of his friends are just getting out of college and don't have families of children yet. He gets fustrated that no one has any comments, input or advice to give him since they have no experience. I have met plenty of mothers on LJ through meetothermoms but there isn't one for Dads. This is the closest I have found. I hope I am not breaking the rules here, but i know he could use some good solid proud dad's as friends. Thank you for your time in reading this.

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

4Sections | Baby Steps

Subject:New dad here!
Posted by:bennomatic.
Time:9:29 pm.
I like the idea of this group, but it looks like there's not much activity.  Maybe we can get things going with some good posts.  If only I could come up with a good post :)

Anyway, I've got a 20-week old boy named Liam who's just a joy to behold.  Tiring, sometimes frustrating, but I tell ya, he's already smarter, funnier and better looking than me.  I guess he gets it from his mother's side.  I'm really interested in stories people may have whose kids are older, to give me ideas of things I can do with him when he's 6-, 9-, 12-months old and beyond.

I keep telling my wife I'm going to teach him how to play football, how to write web-based applications, how to play guitar, and how to build cool stuff (I'm designing a catapult to build with him), but I figure all that's a ways off.   What can I do in the mean time to prime him for all the crazy stuff I want to show him?

Monday, July 21st, 2008

1Section | Baby Steps

Subject:Wedding Songs
Posted by:dadachazx3.
Time:6:39 pm.
My wife has this game that she loves to play with me. Being that she is now a stay at home mom after the birth of our second daughter she is getting better at it. I love my girls to death. One day I had this thought about when they grow up who will they be, who will they marry if they do, will it be a man or a woman (ya gotta wonder right?) and if and when they do marry what song will I dance to with them? I said for our oldest it would be "Lullabye" by Billy Joel because I used to rock and sway her to sleep to it as I softly sang it to her. As for our youngest daugther I don't know. The other night I was watching The Jazz Singer while holding her and started to sing the song along with Neil Diamond. She started to coo and shine the biggest smile melting me heart and soul. Tears and all.

The game is this: She goes onto the web and finds songs to play for me to see how I will react to them. Tears or thing that it is just good. I can't stand her messing with my emotions like that though it is fun to see what she finds.

What do you all think of it?

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Baby Steps

Subject:I can't remember if i ever posted this here before
Posted by:madush69.
Time:9:00 am.
I know I put this in my own regular journal, but I figured I'd share it here too.

I made a YouTube video of my favorite childhood book. I started off just to make a CD so we could play the audio for the baby while my wife was pregnant, then I just went nuts.
Anyway, she's had the baby and all is well.

This is "Brown Puppy & A Falling Star"

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

1Section | Baby Steps

Subject:The new baby is gonna be a boy...and he's gonna know his music.
Posted by:madush69.
Time:6:52 pm.
Today, I had Benjamin listen to Mozart's "Clarinet Concerto in A" as performed by Benny Goodman.

I took my headphone speeakers off of their headband and put them on Cathy's belly so my new son could get some tunes in.

Cathy and I agree my boy will be Benjamin.

Her decision to agree with me on the name was based on discovering the meaning behind the name. http://www.mybirthcare.com/favorites/M/Biblical/meaning.asp?name=Benjamin

Makes sense if you think about it...but don't think too much.

Friday, February 8th, 2008

7Sections | Baby Steps

Posted by:nordicwolf.
Time:2:35 am.
Mood: drained.
So, my girl and I have been co-sleeping since the lil one was born, now it is closing in on her first birthday and we finally got a crib for her.  My question is...how do we transition her to sleeping on her own in a crib in the next room from sleeping in our bed?  I know we should have probably started sooner than this, but alas..we didn't so now we have to make do.  Any advice or ideas would be appreciated.  And she is now on formula exclusively, refuses the breast.

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Baby Steps

Subject:Happy flight -- haiga.
Posted by:origa.
Time:10:46 pm.
Hello guys, and happy fatherhood to you!

This is a birthday card haiga I made with an advertising flyer, and my tanka -- I thought  you might enjoy it! :)


first flight
over the blanket
in father's hands ...
life was one big
sunny fairy tale


Wishing you and your babies all the best! :)

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

12Sections | Baby Steps

Subject:Just needing to rant a little....
Posted by:geekdaddy.
Time:12:30 am.
Mood: annoyed.
Quick background: I'm 35, married for 7 years (not itchy yet), with 4 year old and 6 month old sons. My wife works from home to make enough money to help pay off our debt, plus the childcare that's required in order for us to pay off our debt. If she didn't work, we wouldn't be able to reduce any of our debt. So basically she makes just enough to pay for day care and keep the balances dropping. When our elder son is ready for kindergarten, and we only have one day care bill, we'll pay down even more debt. Such is our plan.

Okay, so I've been working 60 hour weeks for the past several months now. I love my job (in the IT field), but I think it's killing me. My wife is being very kind in that, after I realized I had 6 weeks of vacation time on the books, she is allowing me and a buddy to take a week and go to NYC where we used to live. Of course, we're going to be staying with a friend who has a 4 year old, but one can't have everything perfect.

My wife also gets migraines. Thursday she had a doozy. Now, already being WAY behind at work, I had to come home and 'work' from home while she slept off the medication. Today I worked from home to help out, and actually got some things done, though not nearly what I would have otherwise hoped for. I'm still so far behind it's ridiculous.

Then tonight, I told her that I'd like to try to get caught up on work tomorrow morning (as much as possible), then go with her to the open house at the Montessori school, after which I planned to take our 4 year old with me to go get my watch fixed, pick up dog food, and get him some sunglasses (he lost his old ones, unfortunately). I was met with a sigh, telling me that just for once, she'd like to catch up on work on a Saturday.

Now, maybe I'm off base here, but if I'm making 75% of our total income, paying for house, cars, groceries, utilities, and essentially everything except for day care and credit card debt, and I get behind enough to even WANT to work on a Saturday after a 60 hour week, should I be pissed that she wants me to put that aside so she can get caught up? Because right now, I'm feeling a little self-righteous.

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

4Sections | Baby Steps

Posted by:madush69.
Time:11:33 am.
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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

3Sections | Baby Steps

Posted by:nordicwolf.
Time:9:50 pm.
Mood: curious.
Part of me is really looking forward to the toddler years. I also feel bad for thinking this because I do not want to rush Ruby to grow up too fast. I just am excited about every aspect of her development I guess. But those toddler years are a blast. She will be talking(kind of), moving around, and just so full of energy. I am having a blast with how she is now. watcing her discover the world around her.

x-posted like crazy.

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

1Section | Baby Steps

Subject:Short Daughter Story
Posted by:babbott.
Time:12:07 am.
Today, before naptime, my 2-year-old (Zoey) and I were going to read a few books as we usually do. I realized after the first book that we'd not changed her diaper, so we finished our book and I said, "We're going to change your diaper, then we'll read more books. Deal?"

Zoey looked up, swung her hand between us in a "stop" motion, and said, "No deal, Howie!"

Mind you, I haven't watched Deal or No Deal since the last season was over, but she still remembers it.

Friday, September 7th, 2007

2Sections | Baby Steps

Subject:Brief Intro
Posted by:nordicwolf.
Time:1:51 am.
Mood: sleepy.
There is not much to say about myself. I am 33 and live in the Western Burbs of Chicago. I work second shift while my girlfriend works first shift hours. It is the most affordable option for us with the little one. Enjoy everything about being a papa. It is kind of like being a child again and experiencing all the discoveries of life all over again. And this time I will get to remember it.
The little one is now 6 months old. She is a bundle of joy. Going through some rough teething right now unfortunately. She is amazingly mild mannered though. I have never encountered such a sweet child before. The bio-Dad is involved still but I think I am the one that is filling the daddy shoes for the most part.

I feel very fortunate to be part of this lil lady's life.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

1Section | Baby Steps

Posted by:bonnie_j01.
Time:8:11 pm.
I am  an Industrial Design student at The Art Institute of Portland and I have the wonderful opportunity to redesign a stroller. I currently don't have any children of my own, so I am asking for your help. I want to make sure my redesign is not only safe but functional as well. If you could please take a few minutes to answer my questions or give me any suggestion I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for your time and input,

Please describe your location (city, suburb, ect.)

How many children to you have?

What are the ages?

What type of stroller are you currently using ( jogger, umbrella, two seater ect..)?

How did you acquire  your current stroller (a previously child’s, a gift  or do you purchase it new yourself ect..)?

If the stroller was purchased, what was the retail price?

What is the ideal price for a stroller?

What is the maximum you would spend on a stroller?

If the stroller was purchased, was it bought for the safety features, price, a certain brand or other (please explain)?

If you where to design the ideal stroller what features would you include and what features would you change?

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