Becoming a father. Page 16

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  • Zizoo 16 May 2012 09:00:17 8,373 posts
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    Congrats Coastal. :)
  • Vortex808 16 May 2012 09:09:53 7,134 posts
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    Congratulations to all Coastal!
  • mrpon 16 May 2012 09:11:17 28,893 posts
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    Well done coasty!

    Give yourself Ł5 or ˝ gig, you're worth it.

  • megastar 16 May 2012 09:25:53 17,186 posts
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    aww congrats coastal
  • Kangoo 15 Oct 2012 20:00:30 1,016 posts
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    Became a dad for the second time last week, you forget how you survive on such little sleep. Nothing can eat the feeling of being handed your new born child.
    It seems funny that we found out we were expecting the day this thread was created, amazing how fast time flies.

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  • Maturin 15 Oct 2012 20:02:36 2,992 posts
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    Congratulations Kangoo. Hope it's easier second time around for you.

    I potty trained our youngest last week. So apart from nights that's no more nappies now. Been changing nappies since March 2007 and I'm now done. No more. Nada. Zip.

    Feels like the end of an era.
  • morriss 15 Oct 2012 20:15:16 70,976 posts
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    How old is your youngest?
  • bobmar360 15 Oct 2012 20:56:27 908 posts
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    Being a dad is the ultimate... nothing else comes close

    Saying that it'd be nice if Liverpool won the league in my lifetime :)

    Congrantulations on being a dad dude
  • elstoof 15 Oct 2012 21:13:42 7,278 posts
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    Congratulations Kangoo, hope everything went as well as hoped. My wife will be having ours in about 3 weeks and I can't wait :D
  • Kangoo 15 Oct 2012 21:56:42 1,016 posts
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    Cheers guys

    @Maturin
    If this one ia half as good as my eldest, I will be ecstatic. She has always been the easiest child to raise, even if she does think my PS3 can only be used for 101 Dalmations now.

    @bobmar360
    I alreasdy have my rldest kissing the Liverpool badge and cheering when we score, much to my Tottenham supporting in laws disgust.

    @elstoof
    Was as easy as a birth can be, waters broke at 7, arrived at hospital at 8, baby delivered ar 9.24. Hope yours goes well.

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  • jonsaan 15 Oct 2012 22:03:48 25,352 posts
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    Congrats Kangoo!

    FCUTA!

  • Maturin 15 Oct 2012 22:07:08 2,992 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    How old is your youngest?
    Just turned three. Tried twice in the last year. Finally got it on third go.
  • elstoof 15 Oct 2012 22:07:41 7,278 posts
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    Kangoo wrote:

    @elstoof
    Was as easy as a birth can be, waters broke at 7, arrived at hospital at 8, baby delivered ar 9.24. Hope yours goes well.
    Cheers buddy, I've printed this timetable and handed it to the wife. Also told her that this way she'll be able to be back at work for 10:30.
  • cyber_nicco 15 Oct 2012 22:28:13 460 posts
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    To all those soon-to-be dads, it is fantastic (my boy is turning two this month), but there's one thing I wish someone had told be before we had ours: The first two to three months can be really depressing for a lot of couples. It's hard to bond with the actual baby (and not just to the idea of a baby) during those early months, and often babies have a rough time of it early on. Some with sleeping, mine with painful gas, others with something else. In any case, if you find yourself feeling this way, it is my experience that it will get 1000% better in a short while, and you just need to push through the hard part...
  • thedaveeyres 15 Oct 2012 22:32:29 11,058 posts
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    cyber_nicco wrote:
    To all those soon-to-be dads, it is fantastic (my boy is turning two this month), but there's one thing I wish someone had told be before we had ours: The first two to three months can be really depressing for a lot of couples. It's hard to bond with the actual baby (and not just to the idea of a baby) during those early months, and often babies have a rough time of it early on. Some with sleeping, mine with painful gas, others with something else. In any case, if you find yourself feeling this way, it is my experience that it will get 1000% better in a short while, and you just need to push through the hard part...
    Completely agree with this, I had/have some dark times and moments of utter despair... it gets better and it is worth it.

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  • Maturin 15 Oct 2012 22:39:32 2,992 posts
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    Very true. One thing that makes it very hard is how one sided the relationship is.. a small baby just wants milk, nappy changes, sleep and warmth. Cuddles are often not something that interests them at all. You get more love from a tamogotchi.

    And though that time is measured in weeks, it can seem forever. And it can feel a very dark time. Especially if you are doing it alone, as I did first time around.

    Thank goodness it gets magical. :)
  • coastal 15 Oct 2012 22:59:42 5,383 posts
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    My little boy is five months old today. Wow. It's been the best thing to ever happen to me. He's the cutest little bundle I could ever imagine. The last five months feels like 2 years but it's not too busy, not too exhausting.

    Good luck elstoof.

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  • Khanivor 15 Oct 2012 23:09:07 40,733 posts
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    15 weeks into Ms. Khanivor's pregnancy. This will be my first, her second. Her gorl is ten now, which means she will be the main nappy changer. About time she had some chores ;)
  • Maturin 15 Oct 2012 23:10:17 2,992 posts
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    Nappy changing is a breeze. It's the vomiting that got to me.
  • Khanivor 15 Oct 2012 23:14:47 40,733 posts
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    Well she'll probably want some extra allowance so...
  • localnotail 15 Oct 2012 23:27:31 23,093 posts
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    Congratulations Kangoo :)

    One thing I will say to all new dads is please make sure you give the mother of your child the option to shower every day. It's a small thing that makes all the difference (psychologically as well as hygienically) and is easily overlooked.

    In a unrelated note, my 12wk old baby just threw up in my mouth. As it was breastmilk, it felt like a strange variant on two girls one cup. That'll teach me to let her plank after a big feed.

    Edited by localnotail at 11:09:38 16-10-2012

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Dougs 16 Oct 2012 08:27:02 67,643 posts
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    Ha, I had that once. Really unpleasant. I was a bit sleep deprived at the time so just found it hilarious.

    Congrats Kangoo!
  • Mageme 16 Oct 2012 08:40:43 2,015 posts
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    I've luckily not had that experience yet, though I'll be home alone full time with the baby in a couple weeks time, for a couple of weeks, so anything could happen! Am properly kecking my pants.

    Oh, and congrats to Kangoo!! ;D

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  • craigy Staff 19 Oct 2012 16:20:20 7,650 posts
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    Bump! Had our 12-week scan yesterday. Having a whisky with everyone in the office to celebrate :D
  • Maturin 19 Oct 2012 16:21:48 2,992 posts
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    \o/
  • Razz 19 Oct 2012 16:25:42 61,196 posts
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    Awesome! :D

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  • askew 19 Oct 2012 16:26:15 12,249 posts
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    Ooh, go Craigy :D

    (And Mrs Craigy, obv.)

    Edited by askew at 16:26:31 19-10-2012
  • RedSparrows 19 Oct 2012 16:27:10 22,591 posts
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    Fucking EG slackers. FFS.

    Congrats I suppose.
  • elstoof 19 Oct 2012 16:43:03 7,278 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    Bump!
    You ain't seen nothin' yet!

    Congratulations! the first scan is utterly brilliant eh, only trumped by the first time you feel it kicking. Hope it all goes smoothly for you!
  • Vortex808 19 Oct 2012 17:20:13 7,134 posts
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    Congratulations Craigy!
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