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Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« on: June 21, 2022, 04:34:36 PM »
Had the great news on Sunday that I will join the grand fraternity of fathers. Besides brushing up on "dad jokes" is there any other advice on what I should be doing/preparing for the next 9 months?


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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 04:38:35 PM »
Congratulations!


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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 04:42:50 PM »
Congratulations!


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Thanks! I am pretty stoked. All the things I need to think about are overwhelming at the moment. I want some pimped-out baby stuff - but don't want to waste money on Facebook ad BS.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 04:46:02 PM »
Had the great news on Sunday that I will join the grand fraternity of fathers. Besides brushing up on "dad jokes" is there any other advice on what I should be doing/preparing for the next 9 months?

Congrats, old friend. I enjoy my nieces and nephews but hope not to join the grand fraternity myself. 33 years strong, knock on wood.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 04:49:29 PM »
Congratulations!


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Thanks! I am pretty stoked. All the things I need to think about are overwhelming at the moment. I want some pimped-out baby stuff - but don't want to waste money on Facebook ad BS.
Do you have a house/apartment with an extra room? Or will you be needing to move soon?


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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 04:52:45 PM »
Love your kid, consider your partner, don't be a eff off. 

You'll do fine.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2022, 05:03:37 PM »
Find a hospital that will take the baby to a nursery. eff that “keep the baby in the room for bonding” crap. Did that with the first, it sucked. 2nd baby we were in the hospital for 5 days and they took her to the nursery while we slept/rested.

For the first 18 months you’re a supporting character. Just do what you need to do to help the main characters.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2022, 05:09:57 PM »
Congrats yard dog  :thumbs:
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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2022, 07:46:24 PM »
Had the great news on Sunday that I will join the grand fraternity of fathers. Besides brushing up on "dad jokes" is there any other advice on what I should be doing/preparing for the next 9 months?

Congrats, old friend. I enjoy my nieces and nephews but hope not to join the grand fraternity myself. 33 years strong, knock on wood.

Thank you! Knocking on wood might be what's helping keep you from joining. 😂

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2022, 07:47:28 PM »
Congratulations!


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Thanks! I am pretty stoked. All the things I need to think about are overwhelming at the moment. I want some pimped-out baby stuff - but don't want to waste money on Facebook ad BS.
Do you have a house/apartment with an extra room? Or will you be needing to move soon?


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Luckily we were able to get a house in December for the first time. Enough room for my wife to work from home and for a nursery. Definitely feel blessed for that.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2022, 07:50:05 PM »
Love your kid, consider your partner, don't be a eff off. 

You'll do fine.

Solid advice. I already told my wife that I'm here to over help as much as possible, but I'll remember if she over does it. She knew I was joking but pushed the "or else what?" - which just straight called my bluff. 😂

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2022, 07:51:33 PM »
Find a hospital that will take the baby to a nursery. eff that “keep the baby in the room for bonding” crap. Did that with the first, it sucked. 2nd baby we were in the hospital for 5 days and they took her to the nursery while we slept/rested.

For the first 18 months you’re a supporting character. Just do what you need to do to help the main characters.

Will definitely look into the nursery thing. I like the supporting character view point. I can definitely get behind that!

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2022, 07:55:24 PM »
Had the great news on Sunday that I will join the grand fraternity of fathers. Besides brushing up on "dad jokes" is there any other advice on what I should be doing/preparing for the next 9 months?

Reminds me of the time a lady got on a crowded bus and all the seats were taken.  She lets out a loud sigh and says quite loudly, "won't somebody make room for a pregnant lady".  An elderly man gets up and lets the lady sit down.  He notices the lady isn't showing and asks her when it happened.  She looks him in the eye and says about a couple of hours ago.  :ROFL:
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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2022, 08:24:52 PM »
The delivery nurses are going to be shocked when that baby comes out with a full-grown man bun.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2022, 08:39:23 PM »
It's never too early to start mapping out a supplement/strength training program for your youngster.

I'd probably hold off on the PED's until they are 16 and have found the sport they are best at (hopefully football at Kansas State U).


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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2022, 10:45:17 PM »
Do WHATEVER she says no matter how insane it sounds to you

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2022, 07:54:41 AM »
Go out and do a bunch of fun crap in the next several months. You are going to be tired as crap and be too busy to do fun crap for a while after the kid is born. This is especially good advice if you like being by yourself. You won't get to do that much anymore.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2022, 10:30:04 AM »
If you don't already - learn to play golf. Those 4 hours of freedom will help keep you sane the first few years!

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2022, 11:53:54 AM »
If you don't already - learn to play golf. Those 4 hours of freedom will help keep you sane the first few years!

lol at getting 4 hours of freedom "after" having a kid. See my previous post.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2022, 01:07:54 PM »
If you don't already - learn to play golf. Those 4 hours of freedom will help keep you sane the first few years!

lol at getting 4 hours of freedom "after" having a kid. See my previous post.

I sure didn't have a problem (except the first few months) with it. Now when the kids got to be a little older is when the "me time" turned into all kids sports and activities.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2022, 01:41:49 PM »
You're going to be tempted or your wife to buy a bunch of overpriced crap that you either won't use ever or seldom do. Do not do that.

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2022, 01:44:17 PM »
Also congrats!

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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2022, 02:41:35 PM »
When baby naps, dad naps


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Re: Advice for a first time Expectant Father
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2022, 02:43:52 PM »
have a plan for sleep training and schedules. it's not always going to go according to plan, but it's nice to have some sort of plan to fall back on. there are tons of examples out there, but Taking Cara Babies is one you can follow on instagram and start getting acquainted with the language.