Bird Baths attract Birds because they are a good source of food. They are very useful for keeping your home clean and healthy. You need to have bird bath at least once every two weeks or even more often if you want to keep them fresh. You will get many benefits from having a bird bath around your house. If you don’t have any other place where you can bathe your pets, then you should consider buying some kind of birdbath. A birdbath is a great way to keep your pet happy and healthy.
You may not think so, but it’s true. Some species of birds like to bathe in water. They enjoy the coolness of water and the fact that they can do their business without getting dirty.
However, there are certain types of birds which prefer other kinds of bathing places such as sandpits, mud puddles and even ponds. These are known as “specialty” birds. Specialty birds love the warmth of a hot tub or sauna.
If you live in an area with lots of trees, then you might want to make use of these natural features for your bird bath. A tree is one of the most popular choices for making a birdbath. Many different types of plants can be used to decorate your birdbath, including mosses, ferns and cacti.
You can also add some decorative rocks to your birdbath for an even bolder look. Decorative stones can also be used to make a nice border around your bath. If you are really creative, you might want to consider making your birdbath out of natural materials such as wood or bamboo. While these kinds of baths won’t last as long as conventional baths, they are certainly more in keeping with the natural environment.
Trees and plants are beneficial to just about every part of your garden. Not only do they provide shade and oxygen, but they can also be used for decorative purposes as well. Even if you do not have a large yard, you should still consider planting some small trees around your house.
If you want to get really creative, you could plant some berry bushes or fruit trees. If you have enough plants, you could even start your own personal fruit or vegetable garden. Certain types of plants can actually help keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, so they have practical purposes as well.
The bathtub is an important part of any bathroom. They come in a wide variety of different styles and materials. The most common type is the cast iron tub.
These are very sturdy, but can be very heavy. If you need assistance in moving or cleaning the bathtub, you may want to consider another type. The most common alternative is a fiberglass tub. These are much lighter than cast iron, but they can scratch easier and become stained. The latest in bathtub technology is the acrylic bathtub. These are very lightweight and can be molded into many shapes. Of course these are more expensive than the other two types.
After you have chosen what kind of tub you want, you need to think about style. The most popular tubs are the basic shapes: square, circle and clawfoot. If you want to go outside the box, you can also buy tubs in the shapes of apples, strawberries and even hearts.
The next step is to choose a color for your tub. You can find tubs that are many different colors: blue, green, red, purple, black and even pink! You can also get patterns on the tubs, such as crosses or stars. I would stick with basic colors and patterns though if this is your first time buying a tub.
After considering these factors, you are ready to buy your brand new bathtub!
The bed is arguably the most important furniture piece in your home. If you want to be healthy and happy, you need a good night’s sleep every night.
You spend a third of your life sleeping, so why not do it in style?
You have invented many inventions that make people’s lives easier.
Maybe you could invent something to make people sleep better?
That would certainly be a worthy cause worth devoting your life to!
Until then, you need a bed. You already have a bed, but it is old and falling apart. It was fine when you were a bachelor, but as a soon to be married man you will need a new bed for your wife.
You would prefer this bed be a nice one.
To buy or not to buy new…
Mattresses can be bought in all different prices. The most expensive ones are called waterbeds. These cost so much because they have a tank of water connected to them.
The benefit of this is that you can lie in the bed and adjust the firmness by turning a knob.
The most common type of mattress is called an inner-spring mattress. The more expensive inner-spring mattresses contain several long pieces of metal inside them. These are called springs.
The less expensive ones have pads made of wide cloth placed inside them. These are called pillow-tops.
You have a small budget, so you will have to choose between a basic inner-spring mattress or a pillow-top.
Cribs, Pack ‘N Plays and bassinets are all used for infants.
Which one should you buy?
Cribs are the most popular choice. They are especially good for boys, as they can eventually turn it into a bed when they outgrow it. The average price for a crib is $200.
Pack ‘N Plays are on the rise in popularity. They are cheaper than cribs and can be used in many different ways. They convert into a place for the baby to play, a place for the baby to sleep and a place for the baby to sit up.
If you buy a Pack ‘N Play, it will cost around $100.
Bassinets are used mostly for girls. They are much more expensive than cribs or Pack ‘N Plays, costing anywhere from $400-$1000. They are usually pretty and can double as a decoration in the room.
The crib you have currently was given to you by your sister when she found out you were going to be a father. She has told you that it was well taken care of and in good condition, so you are fairly certain it won’t break on you immediately.
Before you head out to the store, your mother asks you if you want to take along some snacks for the ride.
What do you want to take with you?
Pretzels or Wheat Thins?
Wheat Thins seem a little more substantial than pretzels, so you take the Wheat Thins.
You and your wife are ready to go, but before you do you remember the snacks. You take out the bag of Wheat Thins and start eating them for the car ride.
It’s a pretty long drive to the store, so you end up eating the whole bag. Man, these things are really addicting! You wish you hadn’t eaten so many before you go.
You feel bloated and unhealthy.
At least it’s not a long walk home…
When you arrive at the store, you are feeling very full. You’re already regretting eating so many Wheat Thins.
The first stop is clothing for your baby. You and your wife look around to see what’s available for you to choose from.
You see a few choices: a mini-sized football jersey, a mini-sized business suit, and a plain white onesie.
The mini-sized football jersey has ‘#1 Dad’ written on the name plate.
The mini-sized business suit has ‘I’m a future CEO’ written on the name plate.
The plain white onesie says ‘Life is Good’ on it.
These all seem pretty useless to you. You already know you’re the #1 Dad! It’s not something you need to be told again and again.
You don’t even know what a ‘future CEO’ is, but it sounds like something only rich parents would try to push onto their children. You were raised to follow your own path in life, not someone else’s. And you’ve never been a fan of white clothing.
It’s harder to keep clean, and what if you get egg on it?
You’ll be upset, to say the least.
What do you choose for your child’s first ever clothing?
The mini-sized football jersey seems a bit too flashy for you. You’re not a rich guy, and your wife isn’t either. You can’t have a mini-You running around in a $200 football jersey! That would just be silly.
That leaves the mini-sized business suit, or the plain white onesie. The business suit probably would be better for your child in the future, but you’re never going to wear a tie! It looks too uncomfortable, and you feel like it would strangle you if you had to wear one.
The white onesie seems like a more comfortable option for your child. It’s something that would fit any occasion, and it’s very easy to clean!
The mini-sized business suit or the plain white onesies?
After looking around, you and Jennifer find a couple of cribs that you like. Both are made of natural wood and look durable. They’re both priced fairly reasonably too.
One is a plain, simple model. It’s the most basic model you can find, but it gets the job done. The other one has more carvings on it.
It’s a bit more fancy looking than the other one.
The plain crib
The fancy carved crib
You’ve chosen a few other things, but you’re having trouble deciding on a crib.
Both cribs are priced fairly reasonably, but you don’t know which one is better. The plain crib seems like the obvious choice, as it has everything you want at a reasonable price. But then again, the carved crib would look nice in your bedroom.
You tell Jennifer what you’re having trouble with.
“Well, we can’t place the baby in a box,” she jokes.
You lightly punch her in the arm and let out a laugh. “I’m serious!”
“So am I! You need to relax a bit, you’ve been way too stressed lately. I think you should pick the carved crib.
“But I can buy three plain cribs with the money I have left!” you say.
There’s two of us in the house. We don’t need that much stuff.”
“Fair point… But I still want to buy you stuff.”
Jennifer smiles and kisses you.
“Thank you, but if you’re going to pick something, pick the crib. It’s going to be way easier to buy a lot of clothes and toys for the baby than it is to buy a crib. Trust me, we had nothing as kids, and I had no toys or clothes.
I don’t want the baby to be like that. I want it to at least have a good life.”
You hug Jennifer tightly. “I promise I’ll get you a ring and marry you as soon as possible.
With your new promise in mind, you head to the car and head home. You’ve got a lot of work to do, and you’re not taking any breaks until it’s all finished. You’re going to take Jennifer on the best date ever, and propose to her, even if it takes months!
Next week, you start work. You’re still not sure about being a cop, but you need the money to help pay for the expenses. The job is easier than you thought it would be due to your experience as a security guard.
You really miss Jennifer while you’re working. She had to stay back at the house most of the time because she was close to vomiting just from being in public. It didn’t help that she had morning sickness too.
You have to say though, she really wanted to see you. Whenever you got off work, she was always at the house with a big meal prepared. It was almost like how your grandmother used to cook for you.
Time passes, and the baby is due in a month. Jennifer is as big as a barn, but she’s still in good spirits. She says she’s glad that your kid is healthy.
One day while you’re working, she sends you a text message.
“Hey, I’ve started having contractions. The doctor said it could be any minute.”
Your heart sinks. You immediately tell your boss and head out the door. You run to your car as quickly as you can and speed home.
You reach your driveway, and see an ambulance and police car in front of your house.
“NO! NO! THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!” you scream at the top of your lungs.
You run inside and see several paramedics checking on Jennifer, who is lying down on the couch. They turn to look at you.
“You must be William,” one of them says.
What’s happened to her? What’s wrong?”
“From what we can tell, your child was eager to come out.”
Your eyes widen. This can’t be happening. Your child cannot die.
It hasn’t even had a chance to live.
Jennifer opens her eyes and sees you standing there, panic stricken. She lets out a laugh and weakly waves at you.
just delivered our baby… it didn’t make it…”
You drop to your knees and take Jennifer’s hand.
“I’m sorry…” she says softly, and closes her eyes for the last time.
There’s nothing you can do now but cry. You hold the hand of your deceased wife for a few minutes before the police come over to you.
“I’m sorry for your loss, William,” the police say to you.
you ask weakly.
“The doctor said that it was just too much for her to handle. She lost far too much blood, and there was nothing they could do to save her.”
You start crying again and rock back and forth on the floor. The police clear everyone out of the room and shut the door. One of them kneels down to you.
“You’ll have to tell us what happened soon, but for now go ahead and cry.”
You continue crying for a few hours. You cry until there aren’t any tears left, and then you cry some more. After a few hours of crying, you finally regain your composure.
You stand outside the room where your wife is lying in her coffin. The funeral will be in a few hours, and you have to choose what to do with the baby.
You can have the baby cremated and keep the urn, have the baby buried next to Jennifer, or scatter the ashes somewhere.
Note: You can only choose one.
Another Note: The baby’s name can be either Grace or Rose.
“Just one last push, Jennifer.”
“Just one more, and the baby should be out.”
This is how it has been for the past few hours: Jennifer pushing, the doctor telling her to push, you encouraging her, and nurses handing you different tools when needed.
“Okay Jennifer, I can see the head!” the doctor says.
Just one more time, Jenn. You can do it!” you say, wiping the sweat off her forehead.
Jennifer takes a deep breath and pushes one last time, and soon you see the top of your baby’s head.
Jennifer lets out a yell of mixed pain and relief as she leans back against the pillow.
“Okay, just one more push and the baby should be out.”
Jennifer takes a deep breath and prepares for one last push. She lets out a yell as the baby slides out. The doctor catches the baby and lifts it up so you can catch your first glimpse of your new daughter.
“Congratulations! It’s a girl,” the doctor says, handing you your little bundle of joy as Jennifer begins to cry. She looks up at you with tears in her eyes.
“You did amazing,” you say, kissing her on the forehead.
Jennifer smiles and closes her eyes as you turn to your new daughter. She’s wrapped in a blanket, her face appearing as if she’s deep in sleep. You carefully remove the blanket from her face, revealing her closed eyes.
You take out your phone and quickly take a picture of her. You then scroll through some old photos of you and Jennifer, picking one that was taken not long after you got married. You crop your face out and replace it with the photo of her with Jennifer, then send it to her parents.
You then scroll through your music and find the song you dedicated to Jennifer when she was pregnant. You turn the volume down low so you don’t wake the baby, then smile as you hear your little girl sleep peacefully. You look over at Jennifer, who is still sleeping soundly.
“Rose, I’d like you to meet your mother,” you say as the two sleep.
Life continues on, and you’re able to get back on your feet with the help of your parents. You eventually move out of the city and into a small home in the countryside. A few months after the move, you decide to put Jennifer into full-time care due to her suffering from severe depression.
The move and the loss of freedom sends her into a downward spiral, and she dies less than a year later.
Your daughter Rose grows up knowing that her mother was ill and took medication for it. She knows that there are both parents “out there somewhere”, but doesn’t really miss not having a mother or father around all the time. You manage to keep the upsetting parts of the story from her, and she grows up happy and relatively normal.
You make sure to find a picture of her mother and present it to her on the day when you decide to tell her the truth. Her eyes widen as she sees the picture of her mother, but she doesn’t cry or ask difficult questions.
“I have a mommy,” she says.
“You do. Her name was Jennifer, and she loved you very much.”
I have a daddy too?”
“Yes, you also had a father, but he passed away when you were just a baby.”
Were they sick too?”
Should you lie or tell the truth?
“Yes. Mommy was very sick and she went to sleep and didn’t wake up. I’m sorry.”
“It’s okay,” Rose replies. “I still love her.”
You pull your daughter into a hug.
“I still love her too.”
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