Songs for new parents and their baby girl

My sister-in-law and brother-in-law are having a baby girl. So my job at their shower on Sunday was to get song suggestions from people and make two CDs: one for the baby, one for the new parents. (My wife has lots of cool ideas like that.)

Here’s what we came up with. Some songs were suggested by family and friends. Some are just songs that I love. And on the parent CD, some are songs that they can sing and think of each other.

Songs for Baby

Songs for New Parents

What songs would you add?

Boot Camp for New Dads

Boot Camp for New Dad's
I’m excited about a new program I’m facilitating for Inland Hospital’s Birthing Center and Silvermount Women’s Healthcare. Here’s an announcement:

Boot Camp For New Dads, a program for first-time and new fathers, is being offered at Inland beginning in February.

The class is a one time 3 hour Saturday morning workshop covering not only baby care and fatherhood but also the needs of new mothers. Activities will include hands-on opportunities for prospective dads to practice baby care skills under the guidance of veteran dads who bring their new babies to class and an interactive session featuring the best advice veteran dads can offer the rookies.

2008 Boot Camp for New Dads workshops will be held on February 9, June 21, and October 25 in the Ford Grant Conference Room and is facilitated by Inland Foundation Director and veteran dad, Marc Pitman.

The workshops, offered free of charge for fathers-to-be and new fathers in the Waterville area, is sponsored by Silvermount Women’s Health Care and the Birthing Center at Inland Hospital. Pre-registration is required.

For more information about Boot Camp for New Dads please call 861-3392 or visit

If you know anyone that’s going to have a baby in the next 2-3 months, encourage them to attend. This is going to be a great time!

And if you know any guys who’ve had babies (or whose wives have had babies!!!) in the last 2-3 months, let me know. They might be able to be some of the veteran dads!