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My First 100+ Days of Fatherhood*, Check.

Joel Gratcyk (Daddy's Grounded)

Joel Gratcyk is a social media strategist, father, husband, perpetual student and caffeine junkie. He misses sleeping, but loves being a parent more.

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6 Responses

  1. Enjoyed your father wisdom. Can’t wait to hear more . . .

  2. Here’s another tip for you as you move into the next few stages. Toddlers can’t catch and they can’t kick a ball. Random I know. But I thought both my boys should be able to do this days after learning to walk. Boy was I wrong…

  3. Jonathan says:

    Loved reading this as we’re at a similar stage with our son, who was born in April. I can really relate to the not sleeping when put down thing. A lot of the time, walking around while in a sling is the best way to get our son to sleep. Our son also sometimes reacts to tickling, but not consistently. It’s great fun that he’s now starting to occasionally laugh as well and is also fairly smiley. He’s also sometimes drawn in by the sight of the TV when it’s on but is also attracted by lights and colours, and seems to like looking out of windows more than looking at the TV (…which I guess is a good sign!).

    • Joel says:

      Same here! The lights and fan in the bathroom are a favorite of Mr. Dude’s. He is also a VERY big fan of seeing himself in the mirror. 9 times out of 10 he’ll smile at Mirror Baby, as we call his reflection.