WOOOOHOOOOOO. YOU ARE FERTILE
LOL, I have Chuck Norris sperm!
Congrats man! I can remember when my wife got pregnant. Mixed feelings, excitement, happiness, fear, uncertaintity; kind of an intoxicating cocktail of emotions. It doesn't really get any better until the baby is actually born and then it's a whole other bunch of emotions. Just do your reading about prenatal care and nutrition, and do as the doc says. Instinct will take over once the baby is born and common sense has a lot to do with raising a child. Really I think the early years are easier, less to worry about. Feeding, changing, and entertaining your child will come easy. It's when they get older is when you have to worry and think about things like education, society, economics and raising your child to be a part of it, is when things start to get dicey. So don't worry too much, your love and instinct will get you through it.
Oh and I gave you a plug on your car sale thread. I have my Mustang and a Solstice GXP. What a great combo of cars to drive. My Mustang is set up for 1/4 mile and goes like a bat out of hell in a straight line. My GXP is a quick nimble go cart like ride that I can throw into turns without a worry. So depending on how I feel that day I can take the one that suits my driving addiction. By the way, my munchkin really likes the Solstice. We take that thing out with the roof down and he can see the world. Not like looking at the back of the headrest from the car seat in the back of the Mustang.
Oh, and my wife is a labor and delivery nurse so if you or your wife have specific questions or concerns, feel free to PM me or whatever.
Thanks man! And reps for the plug in the Sky thread! That was cool! It really is a fun car, and I hope to own one again someday... never thought I'd say that about a Saturn!
If any questions come up, I'll definitely PM you! I'm an RN too, but I know almost nothing about L&D. It's a whole other ball game. So thank you for the generous offer, I may end up taking up on it a few times
I was the same way. I didn't know how to feel at first due to the 7000 emotions . I will say this; my wife was REALLY emotional in all 3 of her pregnancies. I think we were supposed to get divorced about 38 times or so, lol. I would definitely stress the prenatal vitamins and making the Dr visits.
The biggest change for me was the loss of personal time. I used to have a ton of it then, poof, three kids later it's all gone. Having said that, I wouldn't change a thing. There isn't anything better than getting home to the oldest 2 (4 1/2 & 2) screaming, "DAAAAAADDDDDDDDYYYYYYYY!!!!!" and hugging your legs until you give them an acceptable greeting. Reading bedtime stories, playing house, dolls, etc...is awesome. BTW, I have 3 girls.
You'll love it...it's the most fulfilling thing I've done in my life. We're contemplating on a fourth but 4 is a game changer.
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Also, if you want to save a little coin, breast feeding and cloth diapers. I recommend breast feeding anyway.
The wifey is on the prenatal vitamins... I made sure she started them as soon as we found out. I can't wait to here the "DADDDDYYYYYY!"!! But it is still such a big responsibility. LOL, and the personal time? Ya, it's already disappearing quickly. One of my buddies loaned me the Mass Effect trilogy (and gave me Mass Effect 3). I have maybe had 3 hours to play since we found out. And I'm expecting less time as it gets closer. I think I'll hold a small memorial service for my xbox just before the baby is born, LOL. But already, I know I wouldn't want to change anything.
Breastfeeding? It's gonna happen fo shizzle. Wife and I agreed a long time ago. Cloth diapers? We're still a little iffy. It sounds gross reusing them, but I know my mom did that with me and I'm not dead yet....
Congrats man. That is awesome. So awesome. I pray and wish for a healthy wife and baby.
Thank you! Prayers appreciated!
Congratulations! Dont worry at all about feeling unsure about things. Cool thing is that instict plays a huge role and once you fall in love with your child, you cant go wrong! Biggest advice I can give is try to enjoy every moment because you will blink and suddenly the big wheel is gone and your kid needs car insurance. I think most of us do ok but I hardly hear anyone say "I am satisfied with the time I spent with them when they were kids". Be sure to pay attention and prioritize and you will be happy as shit!
Thanks! It's hard not to get wrapped up in all the worry... finances, will I screw up, child care, will my child be the next Led Zepplin... you know, the basics.
Congratulations and nice shooting tex!
Originally Posted by Burrito of Death
-You wife will be unstable for up to 6 months after the kid is born. Just roll with it.
-Don't look at porn. She will catch you. It's bad
-Cloth diapers are bad ass, but costly up front. They do save once you get started.
-We make our formula. SAVES A TON. $350-500 a month.
-Clean the house without being asked.
That is what I hear! A buddy of mine told me that once his wife went through five different emotions in under a minute. She admits to it as well. Scary stuff.
Sounds like there was some experience behind that second piece of advice
I try to do cleaning whenever possible, but it has been awhile since I've gone gung ho and really cleaned up the house special for her. I need to do that.
Next time don't mod a Saturn
Just kidding. Have fun with the little one. They're a lot of work at first, but well worth it, especially when they can start talking and conversing with you. I have a two and a half year old, and she's currently dancing in front of the TV singing "Let it go! Let it go!"
I tell you what, I said "hell no" when my wife told me about the car, but when I saw it, and drove it... I'm hooked. It is truly an incredible car. It will easily keep up with or beat my coyote in the twisties and on a straight line!