A Dad's Perspective.
Let's Raise a Blissful Baby Together!
Wow! We are Pregnant. I’m a BLISSFUL dad that’s for sure! I couldn’t be happier my wife and I decided to start a family. This is such a happy time and I want to document everything about it, which is why I decided to start my Blissful Dad Blog. Let’s start from the beginning…
When we decided to try for a baby, we did the research for the best time to get pregnant, tracked the calendar, and crossed our fingers. It was more nerve racking than I thought. Did it work? Are we pregnant? Did we miss the ovulation window? All of these things played in our heads as we waited. We wanted to have a baby. We were so ready.
My wife and I are high school sweethearts. I proposed to her in Paris next to the Eiffel Tower after 5 years together; we got married 2 years after that and 9 years later together, we decided to have a baby! We were more than ready. So, of course a few weeks into it, we excitedly purchase a pregnancy test but it came back negative. We were disappointed but it was possibly just too early.
A week after the negative pregnancy test, I came home to a wonderful dinner my wife had prepared and assumed it was because we were celebrating our 9 year dating anniversary. After dinner, my wife gave me a box. Not sure what it was, I opened it and it was the best gift a man could ever get. Wrapped in a box underneath some beautiful words from my wife was a POSITIVE pregnancy test! I have never been happier to see two pink lines. I couldn't stop the tears from forming in my eyes. I was ecstatic to know we were going to start our family, finally.
My goal and responsibility to my son is to give him every opportunity to be successful and live a happy and healthy life.
This is why I search for only the best and safest products for my son. He’s sleeping on the Blissful Baby all Natural Certified Organic cotton covered toddler mattress and toddler pillow.
But what about his clothes he’s sleeping in? Infants & Toddlers are highly sensitive to chemicals and some could cause irritations and rashes. Even the type of soap used for washing his clothes could cause an issue. I remember when he was first born up to a year and half years old we used only Honest Company detergent for the whole family just to lower the risk of chemicals on his skin. It is just as important that the baby clothing is safe to wear.
A popular certification in Europe that has yet to catch popularity in the states is the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100. This certifies that the products are baby safe. This is the same certification we have for all our components used for the inside of pillows and mattresses. As far as baby clothing/pajamas you should always buy certified Organic. Certification should look like the logo you see above. This will insure that you are buying the safest toxic free product available.
There are many that sell Organic clothing but always look for the GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD LOGO.
Blissful Baby will soon start making baby pajamas out of the same amazing fabric that covers Blissful Baby's pillows and mattresses. It is 100% Certified Organic cotton Natural + Peach fabric. This will complete your Blissful Baby’s Safe & Clean Sleeping environment.
Some of you may know, I am a Gracie Jiu Jitsu practitioner. I believe in their message, their lifestyle, their practices and their over all mentality. I am thankful to have this in my life as I believe it will allow me to bond and connect with my son in such a special way. Most importantly, they have a Gracie Bully Proof program that I truly believe in. It helps teach and instill confidence and assertiveness in children to stand up for themselves. Bullies are a growing problem in America and my son will not be a victim.
To Learn more visit www.gracieuniversity.com
What a wonderful day it was. Filled with love, laughter and family. Lots of good food, presents and memories. Merry Christmas Everyone from my family to yours! <3
Every year we spend Christmas Eve at my mother in law's house. We eat good food, play white elephant, exchange gifts and I dress up as Santa Claus for the little kids. It is a family tradition I look forward to every year. It is even more exciting for me now having my own child. Can't wait for my son's first Christmas morning! Merry Christmas Everyone!
My wife scheduled a Christmas card photoshoot for this year to mark our first year as a family. We used Kimberlee Miller Photography again because she just does such a wonderful job! See for yourself! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!