First Look at the New DCR Babymaker Product Tester

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Our first product tester in residence has now arrived! Heck, she even arrived via Velib bike with a polka-dot wrap.

Despite joining us just two weeks ago she already been out testing various devices. From heart rate sensors to weight scales to baby cams. Thus far she’s pretty much not a fan of any device she’s been given to test.  But I’m sure she’ll come around eventually.  After all…who doesn’t like 24×7 HR wrapped in a tiny sock?

Unlike most products she tests, she was actually ahead of schedule – albeit giving up her most Frenchly possible planned due date of Bastille Day.  Instead she threaded the needle between Canada Day and Independence Day.  Appropriate, given her nationalities.

While she was born in Paris, she won’t get Baguette and Beret citizenship anytime soon.  Instead, she’ll soon gather both American and Canadian citizenship (yesterday was passport picture day…and it was hilarious…she’s gonna hate us someday).  And if we’re here long enough, she can eventually pickup her French credentials.  But if nothing else, she’ll always have a birth certificate that says Paris.

One thing’s for certain though – she’s gonna love testing out action cams.  Even from a mere 12 hours after birth (below), she was hamming it up for the camera.  Just wait for what happens once you give her photo and video review responsibilities.

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While we contemplated taking her home via Velib bicycle, the baskets lacked a proper seatbelt.  French law requires parents depart the hospital in a proper car seat, and apparently the baggage/bike lock on the Velib doesn’t fulfill that requirement.

So instead I drove the Autolib home.  This is also noteworthy since it’s the same mode of transport that we took getting to the hospital while The Girl was in labor.  The second time around was much less agonizing since we stopped for Starbucks on the way home.

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Her testing tasks thus far haven’t yet quite included the BOB Running Stroller, but we have been making use of her regular stroller and getting her parent’s wrist based activity trackers all confused by pushing the stroller everywhere.  To the park, lunches at cafes, dinner at a restaurant, picnics, H&M, Starbucks, and more.  Given it’s just The Girl and I taking care of her here (and without owning a car), she’s always going out and about with us in the Cow Seat – which is the semi-official name for her stroller seat.

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When she’s not rolling around town, she can usually be found watching the Tour de France during the afternoons – even from Day 1. Typically she’s a fan of mountain stages, but she put up with the flat stages for the first week while at the hospital.

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The rest of the time, she can be found hanging out in her crib. Kinda like the show MTV Cribs, though in a stylish baby-chic kinda way. The bunny currently occupies her WiFi weight scale.

The Girl did all the design work there, and it looks great.  And speaking of great, The Girl is doing very well since releasing her first product.

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Finally – for those wondering about little Lucy, she’s adapting quite well.  When the baby cries, Lucy goes around and gathers up her dog toys and tries to offer them to the baby, hoping that one of them will do the trick.  Basically Lucy is the baby’s miniature soigneur.

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With that, it’s time to get back to watching over the little nugget…or…eating my ice cream.  On second thought…I’ll do both.

Thanks for reading!

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325 Comments

  1. Russ

    Congrats, Ray!

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  2. Craig

    Congrats to you and The Girl. Little one looks happy and healthy.

    Remember to sleep!!

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  3. Jaap Boven

    Congratulations!! Both of you… Enjoy this nice time.. :)

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  4. Congrats Ray!

    Great times ahead

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  5. Ok, my cuteness meter got past 100% when Lucy was fetching the toys for Gadgettester Junior 😀 Congrats and good luck to you all!

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  6. Harri

    Congratulations to the whole family!

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  7. Asaf

    Congrats for you and the girl. Would be really interesting to see how your attitude toward sport and sport technology will shift as you become a full time dad.

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  8. Graham Rose

    Big congrats from Nova Scotia Ray!

    We have the same bouncer seat and our first loved it. The second (born on the same day as your daughter) isn’t a fan of it yet though.

    For baby scales are you rocking the withings one? And have they sent you a thermo yet? It just got fda clearance in the us and I’m debating if I want one now that I’ve got two under 1.5 years running/flopping around.

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  9. Nick P

    Congrats on the baby. Best wishes to you and the Girl.

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  10. Andrew

    Congratulations!!!

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  11. Gerome

    This is a great news, congrats to the three of you !

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  12. Alex Masidlover

    Congratulations to both of you!

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  13. Matt

    Wow, congrats – lovely pictures.

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  14. James

    Congratulations to you both

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  15. Andrew M

    The polka dot wrap on the velib is just perfect for July in France.

    Congrats Ray and The Girl!

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  16. Prinser

    Congrats! Beautiful baby, happy family. Sweet dog!

    Interested in your sleep stats ;-).

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  17. Dr_LHA

    Congrats Ray and Girl, she’s beautiful, and that’s not a platitude, babies aren’t all cute, my second was a miniature troll! You’re going to love fatherhood, most of the time….

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  18. Dr D

    Congrats to Daddy & Mommy! Life will never be the same again…it will only get better.

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  19. JR

    Beautiful pictures!!
    Congratulation to all of you :)

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  20. Chris

    Ray, congrats!

    As I’m having already two kinds of that product, I can definitly recommand it :)
    Chris

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  21. Ernie

    Congrats! Take care!

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  22. Cédric CHARVIN

    Congrats to you and the Girl, Ray !

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  23. Michele

    Congrat!!!

    You’ve been testing everything (sport-tech wise) over the past years…now you get someone who will be testing you!
    And the very hard way…

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  24. Sam A

    Congratz to you and your family!

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  25. Wellcome to the real world.

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  26. wachsi

    Congratulations and best wishes!

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  27. Neil Evans

    Congratulations to you both.. Exciting times ahead. :-)

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  28. Geoff R

    Congratulations !!!

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  29. Rafael Carvalho de Morais

    Congratulations!

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  30. Fréderique

    Whoaaa, congratulations to you both!

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  31. George Raihala

    Congrats Ray!! What a little cutie! I’m not surprised she likes the mountain stages, given that she was all decked out in KoM polka dots!

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  32. Joaquín Rey

    So happy for you guys. Yo look like an awesome team!

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  33. Ale

    Congratulations to the Girl and to you!

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  34. Congrats !!! Great job to both of you :)

    Hope she will enjoy the Parisian these days.

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  35. Alles Gute ! as we say in Germany !!!

    Enjoy !

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  36. Imre

    Congratulations, she’s so cute!

    Maybe just me haven’t found it in the text, but what will be her name?

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    • Ken

      If his wife is still “That Girl” what makes you think he’ll name the baby anytime soon? 😉

      Cograts, Ray & That Girl!

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    • Imre

      But who will be The Girls from now on? 😉

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    • Imre

      The Girl

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    • Yeah, had I realized years ago that The Girl would eventually produce another The Girl, I might have selected differently.

      Then again, if I had realized years ago that a random Blogspot blog would be read by more than 6 people…I might have also selected a different name. :)

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    • Jeremiah Stewart

      The Girl 2.0

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  37. Jan

    She is cute! Congrats Ray!

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  38. Aaron Grenz

    Congrats! Life just got way busier, but so much better.

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  39. Husain

    Long Live the QOM!

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  40. Harry Charlton

    Congrats!! Kinda surprised there wasn’t a pic of her on the scale!!

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  41. Brett

    Beautiful little girl! Congrats to the you both!!

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  42. Brian

    Congratulations!

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  43. Ahahah, congratulats Ray!

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  44. Henrik

    Congrats to the whole family from Schweiz!

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  45. Daniele

    Congrats! Take care guys!

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  46. davide

    ray your baby holding position sems to need some baby-fitting!!!! :-)

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  47. Daniela S.

    Congratulations to both of you. The little one is adorable.

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  48. Mario Lira Junior

    Congratulations to the Girl, who did all the hard work this time… Since my own daughter is 21 now, I predict a whole lot of testing parental testing in your future, and we might see a few more tracking related reviews in a few years…

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  49. Ted

    Congratulations!

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  50. Congrats Ray!

    When can we expect some roller-pin size comparison shots?

    Seriously though, cute kid!!! Take it easy on the ice cream though….you don’t want to go from rad-bod to dad-bod. At least not for a few more years.

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  51. Gerald

    Congrats to Daddy & Mommy!

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  52. TCavanaugh

    Congratulations!

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  53. chad

    congratulations!

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  54. Congrats to you both. Enjoy every minute. Time goes by too fast.

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  55. Congrats, hope you’re enjoying the new family member :-)

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  56. Michael Harman

    Congratulations!

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  57. John Sadler

    Congrats to you both!

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  58. Aaron

    Congrats! Love the pictures.

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  59. Robert

    Congrats!! She is a little cutie!

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  60. Sean Ormerod

    Congratulations!

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  61. Nicholas

    What a cutie and she has momma’s chin! Congratulations!

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  62. Daniel

    Ray, so pleased for you. I’m sure you don’t need telling to relish these precious, golden moments.

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  63. Jon

    Congrats. Enjoy every single second of it.

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  64. Steve M.

    Great post. Great pictures. Congrats!

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  65. Dan Lipsher

    Thanks as always for the great review, Ray. I’ve been waiting for the release of this product for six months and wondering if the Clever Training European opening was related to your latest tech acquisition. Hope you’ll provide updates on firmware upgrades, along with detailed charts on product features and how they stack up to Garmin’s latest gizmo.

    One bit of advice: Probably best not to submit your newest toy to the water-pressure chamber. I’m pretty sure that would void your warranty.

    Felicitatios!

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  66. Congratulations bath of you :-)
    Welcome Lucy !!!

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  67. Ollii

    Great :-). Congratulations to the whole family!

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  68. Yonah

    Congrats – may she bring you years of joy and happiness. Maybe you can write a feature about how to run a marathon on sleep-deprivation :)

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  69. Jeff

    Congrats.

    Oh, and things will start to change… Now.

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  70. Luca

    Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  71. Andrew Stone

    I was looking forward to this post. Congratulations. From now on every product review should have at least one dog and baby picture.

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  72. Roman

    Congrats you two! So happy and healthy! good job!

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  73. DerLordBS

    Great product. Congratulations.

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  74. morey

    Thanks for the quick look report. When can we expect the full product review?
    Congratulations- and enjoy all the firmware updates. these products keep getting new features (and bugs).

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  75. lisa

    Welcome little Lucy!!! Congrats to you and The Girl, Ray!

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  76. Javi Pérez

    Congratulations to all the family!

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  77. Congratulations!

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  78. Joubex

    Congratulations from Canada: a new athlete in a team is always a good thing :)

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  79. Chris Koboldt

    Congrats, Ray!

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  80. Pierrick

    Congratulations ! enjoy this time they grow up so fast ! Take billion of videos they are the best to remember how they were !

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  81. fiatlux

    Congratulations, lovely little girl!

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  82. John

    Cute.

    Thank god she got her mothers looks!

    😉

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  83. Richard Stanford

    Looks like a great space for a wonderful girl. Congratulations to you and your growing family!

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  84. Michael Robinson

    Congratulations! Any name yet for the new product…?

    She’ll need to be in France for a while to be eligible for French citizenship…the earliest age seems to be 13 with continuous residence since the age of 8.

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  85. Nick Fletton

    Congratulations to you both

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  86. Mariano

    congratulations Ray, she is so beautiful

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  87. Ihsan

    Many congrats! She’s a beaut! May she grow healthy and happy…

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  88. Mariah

    Congratulations! Love the pictures, the room and the stories!!

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  89. Congratulations.

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  90. Thomas

    Congrats !!!!!

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  91. Congrats Ray!!

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  92. Yuval Bar Dov

    “Mazal Tov” from Tel – Aviv

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  93. Darren

    Congratulations Ray to your entire family.

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  94. Jacov

    Congratulations!

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  95. Doug

    Congratulations Ray & The Girl! :) Fantastic news, super glad everyone’s doing well

    As an aside my I became a Dad (for the second time) about a week before mini-maker came along so am travelling the same journey of disruption :)

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  96. Harald

    Congratulations to both of you!

    great pics!

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  97. Scott

    Thank you for sharing! Blessings to you and your family!

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  98. Ciprian Strejac

    Congratulation to all of you :)

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  99. Luis R De Freitas

    dude… where is garmin?????

    heheheh

    congrats man!!!!!

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  100. Yves

    Congrats, The Girl and Ray!

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  101. Gouke

    Congratulation for all of you three! I wish you happy times.
    Nice to see Lucy in such a caring role as well.

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  102. Chris

    Congratulations to you and the Girl, Ray. Lovely baby.

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  103. Backing up your data is important, including your DNA, so kudos for getting that covered.

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  104. nachovica

    Congratulations!!!
    You know that the best of having a baby is… having another one!!!!

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  105. Artur

    Ray, awesome to see you have a baby-girl. You’ll love the experience! Congratulations to you and the Girl.

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  106. Javier B.

    Kudos!!! :-)

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  107. rpjwhite

    Congratulations once again guys. A great post as always. can’t wait for you to start do comparison charts of baby monitors!

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  108. Diana

    Aw, she is so beautiful. Congratulations! And best wishes for speedy recovery for The Girl.

    Random question, what model Britax is that? Loving the cow print.

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    • Mike

      Looks like the one we have…Britax Marathon 70 in cowmooflage.
      My daughter still misses her “cow seat”.
      That and the Bob Revolution are on our list of best baby purchases that we recommend to all friends.

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    • Yup, a Britax. We’ve got the Britax 2016 B-Agile 3 Stroller & B-Safe 35 Car Seat:
      link to amzn.to

      It was given to us by my parents, both us and the baby love it! So easy for us to fold up and carry up stairs, since it doesn’t fit into our little apartment elevator. One button and it insta-folds up. Also, Lucy enjoys sitting in the bottom basket…constantly.

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  109. Bruce Belrose

    Congrats. Enjoy it, as it is a wonderful part of your life!

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  110. Richard C.

    Your daughter is adorable. Congrats! (Perhaps a white jersey, given her young age!)

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  111. Matt

    Congratulations to you both. Still the first blog I go to for running tech reviews.

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  112. Sergio Dantas

    Congrats to you guys!

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  113. Zlokroshka

    Congrats to all three of you!

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  114. Pedro Ibarra

    Great congrats from Canada – hope all three are doing amazingly well.

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  115. George

    Congratulations to you and the Girl!

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  116. seil

    Congrats to DCR family !

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  117. Phil B

    Congrats Babymaker!

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  118. Mark

    Good work!

    I was going to post this with your two weeks ago podcast, cause you told the story:
    8 years ago, our labor was long too. Water broke at 4 am, went to the hospital. Kid born a 1:45 am, the next morning! The two of them did stay in the hospital for 3 days – and were sick of it and ready to go home by day 3.
    But we went home in a downpour (mid winter in California)

    Time flies and any other cliche you can think of!
    Enjoy it.

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  119. Ian S

    Congratulations to you all, super cute!

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  120. Jimbo

    Congratulations!!
    A very DCRainmaker way of making a birth announcement.
    You really get a week in the hospital after giving birth in Paris?
    Seems much longer and civilized than the US method of kicking them to the curb within a day.

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  121. Gareth Jones

    Congratulations – Hope you all enjoy the last day of Le Tour 😉

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  122. AIZ

    Congrats to you both!

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  123. Jaime Barajas

    Congratulations. Nice work as usual.

    I’m glad you didn’t include the unboxing pictures this time.

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  124. stacy

    Congrats to you and The Girl on The Baby or The Nugget (not sure what her official name is) she is absolutely adorable. Can’t wait to see you capture all her adventures. Her room is great. The Girl looks skinny already!!

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  125. Nathan G

    Many congratulations! She looks quite adorable.

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  126. Toby

    Congratulations Ray

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  127. Congrats

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  128. Steve J

    Congrats Ray!

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  129. Hannu

    Congrats !

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  130. George

    Congratulations on the new addition.

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  131. Jeff

    Congrats to you Both. Cute Girl, but how can she not be!!

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  132. David C.

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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  133. Paul Erickson

    Congratulations, Ray and The Girl!!!!

    Beautiful baby! Welcome to parenthood. Kiss your restful sleep goodbye for a while! :)

    -Paul

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  134. Itamar Kass

    Congratulations and good luck.

    IK

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  135. Mark Donnelly

    The best thing that will ever happen to you both. Soak up all the goo-ing and gaa-ing. They grow up way too fast. Make sure to take care of your two girls and spoil them rotten.

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  136. Robin

    Congrats, man1

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  137. Michael

    Congratulations

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  138. Bruno

    Congrats!!!

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  139. Mike B

    Congrats to you both! Cherish every moment; they get big in the blink of an eye.

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  140. Chris

    Congratulations here!

    Here’s to a childhood of health and happiness. :)

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  141. Scott

    Congrats! She’s beautiful.

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  142. PaulT

    Congrats, no doubt we will be seeing some additional comments on resistance to liquid/semi-liquid damage in future reviews.

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  143. Gabe

    Congrats Ray – prove everyone wrong ! You will not get fat and out of shape :)

    How have you been balancing your fitness since the baby?

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    • I’ve roughly been working out every other day. Usually prior to that I alternate bike/run each day, with a random swim tossed in. I hope to stabilize back on 5-6 days a week over the next few weeks, but the wonky sleep is making it tough.

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  144. Matt

    Congratulations!

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  145. Rick

    You and the Girl are blessed…Congrats.

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  146. Stan

    Congratulations Ray on such a happy occasion!

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  147. Alberto Fernández Fernández

    Enhorabuena!!!!
    Congratulations!!!!

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  148. Maxbre

    Ciao Ray,
    Congrats to all the family! Bravi!

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  149. RAFrisk2

    Wonderful News and Congratulations. She looks so sweet. Enjoy being parents, it is full of good times.

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  150. Oscar P

    Very nice family! I think you will love the BOB… and at least you will be able to mount a lot of cameras and other devices on the handlebars to do your testing!
    When my little girl was born and we were leaving the hospital (here in Canada) they also wanted to check the car seat. A nurse usually walks with you to the car and check it before dismissing you. I told them we were walking home – we live 3 blocks away – and it was funny to see their reaction.

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  151. Paul in Kirkland

    Cow seat?! That’s clearly the Queen of the Mountain seat. She’s going to rule the hills!

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  152. Chris Boyer

    Congratulations! She’s so beautiful, and so lucky to have Lucy to make sure she’s adequately stocked with stuffed critters.

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  153. G

    awesome – congratulations!

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  154. Frans

    Congratulations! Just curious what her first powermeter will be 😛 Enjoy each other company and all in good health

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  155. smachim

    Congrats to you both!!!

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  156. Kevin Conover

    Fantastic post. Congrats and have fun!

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  157. Simone Pillon

    Congratulations to you and the Girl. A baby is hard work but a happy one. :)

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  158. Mike S.

    Hi Ray,

    Congrats again to you both. I’m glad to hear everyone is doing well and that they take such good care of new parents in Paris hospitals.

    Should we refer to her as “The Girl 2” or “Girl 2.0”?

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  159. Koly Belostotsky

    Wow, huge congratulations!

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  160. Remco Verdoold

    YES the images are in!!!, Our biggest congrats to you all. It amazing.

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  161. alainquimarche

    Félicitations à vous deux ! Congratulations to the Maker Family for this wonderful addition :)
    And the picture with Lucy is funny and adira

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  162. Bart

    Congrats to you and The Girl! She is a cutie!

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  163. Corey W.

    Congrats!

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  164. Nelson

    Congratulations!!!

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  165. Ken

    Congratulations!!

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  166. Rem

    Congrats Ray , The Girl and welcome The cute little Girl :)

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  167. Dominic Bushnell

    A truly life changing event of the best kind.

    congratulations to you both.

    Dom

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  168. Scott

    Mazel tov!

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  169. Michele

    I’m sure you’ll be a good dad. Congratulations

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  170. Ken

    Congrats to both of you!

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  171. Guido

    Bravissimi! Great time ahead, guaranteed!

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  172. Jochen M.

    Congrats! This will change a lot in your life – have fun together!

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  173. Sak

    Congrats,, She’s got yr nose

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  174. RobHug

    Congratulations, welcome to the club!!!

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  175. Matt Canavan

    Congrats!

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  176. Shaun moran

    Congratulations to you both.

    Ray I see one of these convertible stroller bikes in your future! link to tagabikes.com

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  177. Paul

    Congrats!!!!!

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  178. Michael H.

    Congrats to you both, lovely images! best wishes from here on out

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  179. Long Run Nick

    Just super! Congratulations. All the best. Lucy has reported on her blog that you guys are doing a great parenting job.:)

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  180. Chalese

    Super cute introduction of your new product tester! Congratulations!!!

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  181. Chris

    Congratulations! I think you’re probably used to the sleep deprivation so you’re one step ahead there. And in just about 12 months time you’ll have a new training plan, running after a toddler all day! Enjoy!

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  182. Nathaneil Klein

    Congrats!!!

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  183. Gonzalo

    Congratulations! All the best to you guys

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  184. Peter Felix

    Congratulatons!

    Wonderful news…and a whole new endurance adventure!

    Enjoy every moment!

    Peter

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  185. Steve

    Time to use that TACX Cobblestone feature to lull her to sleep!

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  186. Fabian Coello

    Congrats Ray. Welcome to the magic and adventure of being a parent.

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  187. SA

    A new story just starts.
    You never be alone.
    Congrats both of you…all the best

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  188. Emmanuel Millan

    Congratulations to the family!

    Is time to see a Parents Sleep Report.

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  189. Jerome

    Congratulations to you both. Enjoy!

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  190. RickH

    Congratulations to both parents and extended families. Your new life starts now.
    I foresee new lines of product testing. Late deadlines due to lack of sleep and those already in the know will fully understand.
    Why do new fathers always look awkward when holding the baby?

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  191. Changren Y.

    Congrats Ray! What an awesome post!

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  192. Damian

    Felicitaciones a los nuevos padres!!! Congrats to new parents!!

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  193. Frankenzen

    Congratulations to both of you!

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  194. Brian K

    Terrific news and congrats to you both. Very exciting. Hope you are adjusting well!

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  195. Adam W

    Congrats to you both.

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  196. terence

    Congrats Ray!

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  197. Kyle Polansky

    Congrats! Guess this explains all your upcoming product testing. Can’t wait to see more from Baby Maker.

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  198. Jody

    Congratulations Ray! She’s very cute!

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  199. Alan E

    Congratulations to the Maker clan! Fun times ahead. Hope you avoid the round shape that I assumed when the kids were little.

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  200. Jonathan Lo

    Congratulation!!

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  201. giorgitd

    Ray…Congrats to you and The Girl. Your new tester is the cutest ever! Well, maybe the pic with Lucy is the cutest ever. When we had our 1st, we had two big dogs (55 kg each). Both were the sweetest things with the baby (well, they were sweet to start with…). I don’t know how animals pick up on that vibe, but they do seem to… Anyway, enjoy this period – it’s phenomenal!

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  202. Steven

    Well done! To the three of you.

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  203. Scott E

    You’ll find the backpack carrier is an awesome way to get around town. Heck, it’s even works while on the treadmill when someone decides they’re not sleepy without out some motion.

    The goofy picture hamming seem to be more of a trait inherited from mom — it’s all good.

    Enjoy!

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  204. Mike

    Great review of the cutest product you’ve featured! Congratulations to you all, hope the functionality to automatically enter sleep mode at night time is released soon😊

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  205. Hans

    Congrats,

    and enjoy being with here, most of the cliches are true, they do grow up very quickly.

    and btw I can asure you that your step count will plumet. activity trackers don’t count your steps while pushing the stroler. the only way is to push with one hand (but be aware that strolers do have a mind of there own and don’t always go where you want them, also known as bad surface of the road :))

    h

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  206. Trish

    Wonderful story and so happy for you all!

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  207. Alice

    Congratulations and the best of luck to your lovely family!

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  208. Fab

    Congratulations to you both!

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  209. Geoff Hancox

    Congratulations!
    Our son is 2 years old now. We used baby wearing / baby slings and still use a buckle carrier now when he gets tired when we are out and about.

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  210. Wouter

    Congratulations! What a wonderfull story!

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  211. john mccullagh

    Congratulations, That got to be one of your best reviews
    !

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  212. Stipek

    Good job! Congrats!!

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  213. Welcome to the biggest adventure of all! Glad everyone is happy and healthy!

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  214. Urs

    Congratz to you 3

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  215. Congrats, Ray!

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  216. doron

    מזל טוב, אושר ובריאות

    doron

    (translates to: Good luck , happiness and health)

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  217. Pieter

    Congrats to the girl and you for the new product :-)

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  218. John Kissane

    Congratulations to you both!

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  219. Nick Hall

    Congrats to you and The Girl.

    My only advice would be to enjoy sleep while you can!

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  220. Congratulations !!

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  221. Hubert

    So cuuuute!
    congrats to both, specially to Mum who did the hard job :-)

    Ray, looks like it is not 100% natural to hold the baby.

    welcome to this crazy adventure

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  222. Rob

    Congratulations Ray and The Girl! As a very recent new parent myself (actually also a daughter born almost at the same time by the looks of things), I’ll be watching the blog even more closely than before for all the parent-focused sports tech that’s sure to come! First up, running stroller in-depth review :)

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  223. Luke Falk

    Congrats, Ray!!

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  224. Frank Di Cosmo

    Congratulations to you both.
    She’s adorable.

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  225. Ian Humble

    Great news mate. Congrats. Welcome to the ‘ condensed’ ‘time crunched athlete’ training schedule 😉 Breast feeding is your friend too 😉

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  226. Jeroen

    Congratulations to both of you and welcome to your nice little baby!

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  227. 8

    Awesome !
    she’s so cute ! congrats guys !
    And she’s gonna have so much fun with Lucy

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  228. Jose I

    Congratulations!!! I wish you three all the happiness in the world.

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  229. brian

    Congratulations to you both

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  230. Henrik

    Congratulations to you and the girl! And the baby girl? What’s the code name for the baby?? I hope it’s not going to be “tester #3”! :-)

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  231. Kaveh

    Congrats all! The Lucy story is too cute.

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  232. Roy

    Congratz! Enjoy yourselves, get some rest when possible, you will need it at some point 😉

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  233. Congratulations Ray! Welcome to a whole new part of life.

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  234. Daniel

    I wish you three the very best! Congratulations to the Girl and you!

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  235. S Alderton

    Congratulations….

    Be prepared….

    Did you think of changing her name to reflect her favourite sport?

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  236. merlinbk

    Congrats!!

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  237. Rob

    Congratulations Ray!

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  238. Chris

    Congrats to you, The Girl, and to the new arrival!

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  239. maxfrance

    Congrats to you both,

    The Girl first, because ladies first in any case, and then because she worked actually a lot harder than you to make such a masterpiece…

    All the best !
    max

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  240. robert

    Congrats on the new product. I hope it’s everything you’ve dreamed of plus more!

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  241. Mark Visser

    Congrats on the newborn

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  242. Eduardo Guemez

    Congratulations, having e girls myself I can guarantee a great ride. And if you want boys in the house, worry not, you’ll have more than you want in no time!!

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  243. Congratulations to the two (three!) of you!
    Life will never be the same again!

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  244. Dylan

    Congrats!!!!

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  245. Scott

    Congratulations Ray!

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  246. Paul S.

    “yesterday was passport picture day…and it was hilarious…she’s gonna hate us someday”

    Ray, there’s no guarantee that when you’re ready to collect Social Security, it’s going to be there. But one thing is certain: once she has money, your daughter will pay to keep embarrasing photos and stories off, say, Instagram. Consider it an investment in your future. (I certainly have mine all lined up for when my teenaged daughter starts having an income. Right now, all she has is an outgo.)

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    • Fear not, since we had to get enough passport photos for both Canadian and American systems, we’ve got like 98 copies of her little mug.

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  247. Martin

    Congratulations to fresh mam and dad 😉

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  248. A huge thanks all – we’re amazed by all the comments (and the advice, especially the funnier advice)! :)

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  249. Karl Watanabe

    Congrats to you both!!!

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  250. Gabriel

    Congrats!!

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  251. Jill

    Congratulations! What a blessing!

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  252. z

    I suggested to my friends, that they could put an activity tracker on their newborn, and maybe publish the findings every once in a while to have some public data on the human growth. they refused, but you could do it. think of the statistics!

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  253. Neil

    Excellent news. Congratulations!

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  254. Congratz to you all!

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  255. Anthony

    Congratulations! Does she have a Strava account yet?

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  256. Arist

    Warm congratulations!

    All the best and a lot of health to whole extended family! 😉

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  257. Jim Falk

    Felicitations!. Looking forward to more baby/child product reviews. I’m the grandparent responsible for keeping our 3 grandchildren on 2 wheels.

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  258. Iain

    Congrats to you and the Girl – now girls!

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  259. Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of her!

    And fingers crossed this means more baby-related reviews! We’re thinking about getting our family started – I’d love to see your thoughts on running strollers and bike trailers :)

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  260. Ben

    Congratulations to you and the Girl, Ray!

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  261. Joe

    Congratulations to The Girl and to you!!

    I hope the baby chair you use in the care on the pic is only a temporary solution. We have 2 kids as well and as long as the cannot sit without help, you should use something like a “MaxiCosi” or Brittax Baby-Safe to relieve pressure on the spine.

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  262. antoine

    Hi Ray!

    Are you actually gonna perform some test reviews of baby related stuff?? My wife is expecting for November, and I would definitely be interested in reading some baby activity tracker review :)

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  263. Richard Stuckey

    Congratulations! Just welcomed my first son into the world 2 weeks ago, sleep is overrated..!

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  264. Stepan

    Great to hear all of you three are fine :)

    My only advice that was passed to me by elder friend was to let my wife and baby sleep in the room I do not sleep at. And we all lived happy lives since then.

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  265. Lukian

    Best wishes. Enjoy the adventure.

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  266. Björn

    Congrats Ray and also congrats to the girl,
    Nothing will ever be the same but I guess you guys know that already :-)
    It will only get better and better in the next months and then all the sudden the little baby will be 2+ years old.
    All the best and as already stated….enjoy it to the fullest.

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  267. Anuj Karkare

    Congratulations Ray and The Girl!

    Such nice pictures and a lovely room! Lucy will the best caretaker I’m sure 😀

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  268. Bill murray

    Congrats, may you all have long and happy lives. is current location family friendly in terms of her being able to play with friends as she grows up, might seem like a long way off but time will fly and city centre living here in Ireland is definitely not family friendly and most flee to the suburbs where kids have chance to kick ball and ride their bikes etc, I’ve no idea how it works in Paris.

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  269. Eric

    Congratulations!!!

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  270. Mark

    A wish for decades of happiness for all of you.

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  271. Kamila

    Congratulation you and The Girl!

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  272. phil

    Congratulations

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  273. CSL

    Nice job guys! Congratulations!!

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  274. Jean-Luc

    Well Done guys! she is beautiful! my best wishes.

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  275. GregTR

    Congratulatulations! Enjoy every minute with her!

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  276. Jeff Timleck

    Congratulations !! I am very happy for the 4 of you…..

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  277. Barry D.

    Congrats Ray!

    Glad to hear you are all doing well and getting into a routine.

    Nursery looks great. Excited to hear how you like the running stroller too. Expecting my first late August/early September and planning on getting the Bob revolution flex which I am excited to try when the little one is old enough.

    Anyway, all the best!

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  278. Ryan

    Congrats Ray! Although I loved our BOB as well as the other cool baby gear, the worst had to be the diaper pail. Those things never work as intended or block the smell. Good luck with all the changing….new workout idea, run one mile for every diaper used in a day!

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  279. Axell

    Congratulations!!!

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  280. Su-Chong Lim

    Belated Congratulations Ray. Maybe you’re halfway to becoming Canadian. Or French. I became a grandfather for the first time 4 months ago. If anything the sense of wonder is more profound. Enjoy, and be blessed.

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  281. Pieter

    Congrats Ray, super cute!! Looking forward to her first reviews :) Really like the bottom picture with Lucy

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  282. Bengrenon

    Congratulations to you guys! Its good to see the behind the scene life of our famous triathlon and endurance sport product reviewer! keep up the amazing work. For me, No purchase without first checking your site.
    A fan from Hong Kong Tritons Triathlon club (with frequent visits to Paris)
    Benjamin

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  283. James A

    Congrats Ray,

    Looking forward to the baby gear reviews, especially the running stroller! It has opened up a whole new market for you.

    I have a Thule Cougar 2 that I couldn’t recommend highly enough and it also converts to a bike trailer. Maybe we will see a shoot out review…

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  284. Rishi B

    Congrats to you and The Girl! Keep up the good work and get ready for the best ride of your life!!

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  285. Martha Cantu

    Felicidades, Ray! Congrats to you, The Girl and the beautiful baby! I wish you all the happiness in the world! Great pic at the Luxembourg Gardens! However, I must say Lucy’s pic takes the gateau!

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  286. Julia

    Congrats Ray and The Girl!

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  287. Jason

    Congrats!!!

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  288. Gabriel Schlumberger

    Most hearty and wonderful congratulations. You’re only a couple of years away from being able to tote her around in one of these: link to tagabikes.com

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  289. Don

    Woo Hoo!!!! Congratulations to your little fam

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  290. Heather Riley

    I don’t know why, yes I do, but I just started to get a little teary eyed looking at your beautiful baby girl. Congratulations to you both!!!

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  291. Fatih K

    Congrats big time !

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  292. Ou Boet

    Congratulations Ray. Glad to read that everybody is well and thriving. You’ve both just entered the most amazing journey ever!!! Enjoy.

    Cheers

    OB

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  293. Joao Braga

    Congratulations !! All the best to your growing family. Now it’s time to start working on the next one. Your little girl will want a bother/sister to play with!

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  294. rodmaia - Brazil

    Great! I wish the family can have great moments with her and the world get amazing things she will do.

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  295. Paul Waye

    Congrats guys!

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  296. Ian

    Great review as always… Now looking forward for all the good stuff she is going to test.
    Many Congratulations and a good night sleep…

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  297. Rob

    Congratulations – that is fantastic news. Best wishes to you all.

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  298. JAG

    Enjoy, that is all that matters

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  299. Shawn

    Congrats!

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  300. SteveT

    I am so happy for you three!!

    Patenting and Grand parenting are the most important jobs in the world.

    You’ll make great parents and she is a sweetheart!

    All the best, forever!

    Steve

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  301. Thomas Leong

    Well done and congrats to you! The new cycle of life begins! It’s a life changer but a great one. I’m sure these new adventures will be exciting and challenging as any tri!! All the best and God bless you all!

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  302. David

    Way to go. Now try and get that bike ride outside while the Girl is working :) Welcome to my life now.

    David

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  303. Tom

    Ray, congrats to you and The Girl.

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  304. Roberto

    Congratulations to the new parents!

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  305. Hicham QASMI

    Congrats! Beautiful baby!

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  306. Peter Stelman

    Congratulations, Ray! What a beautiful, wonderful baby. You guys will make great parents, and she’ll have the greatest experiences with you.

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  307. Scott Paul Roberts

    Beautiful baby! Thank you for sharing your home life just a little. Pictures made my wife and I smile, and as always clever writing. As a dad myself I teared up seeing the newborn for the first time.
    How about you, Ray, did you squirt a tear of joy?

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  308. Stuart Holtby

    Congratulations to all three of you from north nowhere Canada!

    Each child is a fragile part of you yourself that increasingly grows beyond your protection and influence. Guiding them along that road is scary, and often frustrating, and endlessly demanding (trust an old parent on that one). That said, children bring a whole new perspective to life and are the best reason to try to make the world a saner, kinder place.

    All the best!!!!

    P.S. If The Girl ever listens to Podcasts, check out The Longest Shortest Time! Great listening for the middle of the night.

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  309. alan

    This could open up a whole line of work….testing baby gadgets

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  310. Oscar

    Congrats to you and The Girl!

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  311. jF

    Congrats – When you do the front-mount bike seat test, use a weighted dummy. I had a few scary seconds before craigslisting that guy. Watch medium speed turns on the trailer test .

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  312. Kartik

    Congratulations, Ray! Wonderful news – very happy for you…!

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  313. That last picture of Lucy bringing Babymaker her toys is the most precious thing ever! Congratulations to your family.

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  314. Rob Lew

    Congrats Ray! Wondering if you have plans to review the Nanit baby monitor (https://www.nanit.com). We’re expecting in December, and this looks like the best baby monitor by far (assuming they deliver on time, as most crowd-sourced products don’t…). Also contemplating whether to go with the Nanit Insights unlimited or the regular plan. Thanks!

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  315. Steffen

    Congrats! Really sweet babygirl!

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