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How To Survive The Baby Shower

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The Baby Shower, it's a right of passage for all new moms. Hours of ridiculous games, finger food, tips and of course gifts from all who attend ( Hopefully). What about us guys? It seems like these parties are geared more towards women and we are left on the sidelines trying not to get in the way of all the fun.  What can we as men do in order to survive?

Oh no! I totally forgot about...

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Becoming a new dad is an experience that I'm sure will scar me for life. In the first few months, it's super exciting to think about all the new things that are happening. Then, reality sets in. All of the things you used to make fun of other dads about are about to become true for you as well. The lack of sleep, PEDs (Partially exploded Diapers), baby vomit, and of course no freedom. Oh and don't forget all the fun you will get to have militarily.

The Name Game

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Naming your child is supposed to be a special occasion. Especially, when it is your first. Names hold a lot of power in them and choosing the best one is probably one of the most difficult things to do. No one wants to grow up with a name that was half thought out. If it's not the first name you struggle with, the middle name may be where the REAL Challenge lies. For us, we decided long before we even knew we were pregnant that whatever name we chose it would be our secret until after the baby was born and it was on the birth certificate. It's already hard enough trying to come up with names you like and won't scar the poor child for their entire life.

5 Awesome Apps for Dads to be

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We live in a world of apps. There is literally an app for just about anything these days. Here are a few apps I currently use.

1. Google Keep:              My wife and I have been using this app for a few months now. It is basically a shopping list or reminder for those of us constantly on the go. I found this app by accident while looking for a 'sticky note' type app to put down work reminders on my phone. If you are like me you forget things easily. My wife may ask me to pick up something on the way home but I'll totally forget what I needed to pick up without having to text her or call. Sometimes, I'll even get all the items on the list just to come home and find out that she forgot to include something. The cool thing about the app is the share function. You can share shopping lists, reminders, and notes to anyone with that app loaded on their phone.

Sick Call

Sorry I'm reposting...I accidentally deleted the post.   This year, flu and cold season has been something else. Every few days someone I know is down for the count. Well, these past two days or so has become my time to get sick. It was a little weird how I could tell that I was about to get sick. I don't get sick very often. At best I have a cold maybe one time per year. Being sick around a pregnant wife is probably the equivalent to an Ebola patient walking through the birthing center of a major metropolitan hospital. Fear and pandemonium is rampant throughout the house. I have literally been confined to the living room recliner. It is where I eat, sleep, write blog posts, and if we didn't have two bathrooms I'd probably end up having a trucker bomb sitting next to me.

The Ruck Sack

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You wouldn't want to go into battle with sub-par equipment right? So why should military dads have to suffer with large diaper bags that get in the way? A lot of the ones I've seen are huge! Who has time to dig through a jungle of unorganized junk while the little one is in desperate need of a diaper change?

Granted I have not been through "the suck" just yet but I can only imagine the stress in the midst of chaos. I for one will not subject myself to those floral print, bright pink or frilly diaper bags. I'm a man dag nab it! I not only want to look like a bad mother trucker but I want to have the tactical advantage as well. I expressed my disgust of the diaper bags some men are forced to use to my wife. She was more than willing to find me something a little more suitable to my profession and my needs as a man.

Oh the things kids do.

Recently, I posted my first blog post to my Facebook page and asked a few of my friends, both military and civilian to post some funny stories. It was apparent to me while reading these hilarious accounts that you can never be totally prepared for the things kids do or say. Here are some of their stories. If you have some funny stories to share please feel free to contact me. If you want to have your story published on Daddy Combat blog please let me know. Enjoy these stories and I hope they make you laugh.

"While my oldest son was in his car seat sitting in the front seat of my vehicle he was about 3yrs old drinking from his sipper cup, well while rocking out to "Welcome to the Jungle" and his passenger window was open half way he decided that he would rock out by throwing his sipper cup out the window. Note; vehicle was doing about 60mph. on the 405 at the time in California. Second oldest son who was about 2 1/2yrs. old decided that the way to wake up dad who was a…

The War Room: aka baby nursery

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Good morning everybody I hope that you had a chance to read my first blog yesterday. If you didn't please go back and read it.It will inform you as to what this blog is all about. I wanted to start off this next blog and talk about my initial journey with this whole thing called fatherhood. I've always wanted to be a dad and I didn't think it would take me almost 30 years before I was able to bring a kid into this world. But sometimes life isn't the way you initially plan and you have to kind of take things in stride.

         My wife and I decided that we were going to have a child at some point and believe it or not we had a hard time getting pregnant. But luckily we were finally able to get pregnant and now we're expecting a beautiful baby girl this coming June. Now, I wasn't necessarily the most excited person in the world when we found out we were having a girl. From the moment that I found out we were pregnant I daydreamed about having a boy an…

ATTENTION!

                                       DADDY COMBAT BLOG MEMORANDUM

United States of America


DCB08 Feb 15


MEMORANDUM FROM: Daddy Combat Blog, United States Daddy Combat Command

FOR: All Military Dads

SUBJECT:The Purpose and Vision of the Daddy Combat Blog 

1.Welcome to Daddy Combat Blog. Daddy Combat is all about the rigors of being a military dad. It's a battlefield, a crucible of glorious fatherly combat. Constantly tweaking a plan of attack for the variables that come up with being a dad. Dads are warriors...PERIOD! So, before we get too far into the weeds I wanted to introduce myself. I am a soon to be military dad and we are expecting our very first kid in a few short months. I can't express how excited I am to start this new journey in becoming a dad. I'm new to this whole world of fatherhood so I figured it would be fun to write out my thoughts in a blog that may be of some entertainment to the veterans that have been doing this for a while. I consider all the dads that h…