Dad Blog: Every Minute Counts

At the outset, this blog was going to be a space for me to share my adventures and, whenever possible, give any hints, tips etc. on the hows, whys, and wheres. Ultimately, this would include my current top lifetime adventure, having a son. I had some ideas on doing a dad blog as I'm not sure there's as much male perspective for raising a child.

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Life Stories: The ECV

The ECV, otherwise known as the external cephalic version, is a method used to turn the baby from a breech position into the head-down position. Having tried most other things (see previous life stories post), we were running out of time to flip the baby naturally. Thus, with time running out until the baby is too big to flip on its own, we were sent to the Better Births Clinic and with one days notice wound up in the Labour & Delivery room at BC Women's Hospital.

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Weekend Warriors: Handstands, Dives and Smoking the Toe

It wasn't too long ago that we were sitting in our doctor's office going through our regular baby check-up when I happened to mention that the baby likes to rest on the right side of my wife's stomach. The doctor leans in to feel around for the baby and the way it lays and then let's us know that the baby is in a breached position. 

Shocked that our baby didn't want to do what normal babies do and go head down, we listened to the doctor give us advice on what to do and what the process going forward will be. My wife had to go get acupuncture & chiropractic work done. We had to buy these hippy slow-burning sticks called Moxibustion and if all else fails, we have to go to the hospital where they try to flip the baby.

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Switchin' It Up

It's been a while since I've posted on my blog, so much so that my other posts have actually disappeared. That's alright with me though as I was struggling with the way I was attempting to share my experiences. My original idea was that I would document and write everything that happened day-to-day while I was on vacation or traveling, but I found the posts became too long winded and were hard to complete; hence, the two years since my last post.

Only following my travels kept me from highlighting the adventures in my daily life and with a newborn on the way, there will be plenty of adventures to, I am SWITCHIN' IT UP!! That's right, my new format will consist of my epic adventures and resulting recommendations while on vacation, traveling and locally. I've been to a lot of places, most of them while I was younger and in a phase where I didn't even own a camera. I once went to Ireland to live/work for 4 months and didn't even take a single picture!!! Not again!!!

Henceforth, what you are about to experience will be based on things that have tickled my fancy, such as breweries, restaurants, hotels and activities.