Tales of a Geek Mother – 1st Month Lessons & The Baby Book every Geek Parent should own


Originally posted 2015-10-03 12:49:05.

On October 1st, my son Baron turned one month old.  This is a huge deal for a lot of reasons, but the biggest being that my husband and I have survived a month as new parents and we haven’t gone off the rails yet!  That’s kind of a pessimistic outlook but it’s the truth.  I have no problem telling y’all and advising potential parents that the first month is an adjustment period, so be prepared.  You will change your sleep cycle (or just get rid of it all together) and just be prepared for an ungodly amount of diapers and bottles.

I look so cute and innocent...but if you only knew...

I look so cute and innocent…but if you only knew…

I’m going to do a quick product plug/recommendation for new parents (both geek and not): it’s called the Baby Breeza Formula Pro.  This device not only looks space aged (which is awesome for us geeks) but it warms the water, measures out the perfect amount of formula, and mixes it before spitting it into the bottle with the press of a button.  Let me tell you that at 2 in the morning, this thing is a God-send because all you have to do it put the bottle under the spout and hit a button.

The Baby Breeza Formula Pro...making middle of the night feedings so easy you can do it in your sleep. Literally.

The Baby Breeza Formula Pro…making middle of the night feedings so easy you can do it in your sleep. Literally.

With a newborn, especially the first child, there is a lot of pressure from family and friends to capture every single special moment.  With the advent of Facebook and smartphones, this makes capturing and sharing those special moments that much easier, but in the day and age of Pinterest everyone wants to know if you’re going to start scrapbooking or if you’re going to do something super creative to capture these special (and in our case geeky) moments.

Honestly, all that is just exhausting.  However I was sent a baby book that will make all of this so much easier:

A baby book just for geeks!

A baby book just for geeks!

This book is AWESOME.  I mean it starts out with a character sheet for your newborn (also called a 0-level human) and even a random name generator (if you’re having problems coming up a name).  The book functions like any baby book (with sections related to baby’s firsts and family tree) but with a geeky twist on it (like baby’s first ogre wrestling match and first riddle contest).

So to celebrate Baron’s first month on the planet, we filled out and rolled up his character.

So, I roll 2d6 and add what to get my cuteness score? Is it a dump stat? It adds to my AC, that doesn't make any sense...

So, I roll 2d6 and add what to get my cuteness score? Is it a dump stat? It adds to my AC, that doesn’t make any sense…

The finished character sheet!

The finished character sheet!

If you’re a new geek parent, or if you know a set of impending geek parents, I highly recommend this baby book as a purchase or a gift.

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