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My wife is pregnant!

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New road to go down for the wife and I. We're very excited, any tips for the road ahead?

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Just kiddin'. The first time you hold your own kid, there's nothing else like it. Congrats to you and the missus.

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congratulations!........but boy does your life change once the baby arrives!

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Congrats!!

Sleep now, you wont much for a while after the new one arrives.

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No, they do not make a bike seat for a baby.

Everyone says life changes dramatically when you have kids... What they don't tell you is that it doesn't have to. I've got my 2 girls trained to go to sleep without regard to where we are and to not wake up until 9:30 am.



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No, they do not make a bike seat for a baby.

Everyone says life changes dramatically when you have kids... What they don't tell you is that it doesn't have to. I've got my 2 girls trained to go to sleep without regard to where we are and to not wake up until 9:30 am.
You didn't turn them into whiskey drinkers did you?

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Congrats to you and your wife! That's great news!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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Wow!

New road to go down for the wife and I. We're very excited, any tips for the road ahead?
Two quotes that have always prompted me to continue to improve as a dad:

• No other success can compensate for failure in the home.

• The greatest work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home.

A congratulatory salute to the two of you!

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Wow!

New road to go down for the wife and I. We're very excited, any tips for the road ahead?
First, congratulations! I didn't know what to expect when our first was on the way. I was a little nervous, a bit intimidated, and a lot stressed. It turns out to be the most deeply satisfying time of life. You are in for a treat, and odds are it will bring you and your wife closer than ever.

As for a tip? Start that college fund now. (while buying diapers - have fun with the budget! )

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Welcome to the world called reality, it is a good one.

The wife and the baby will get all the attention, don't let that bother you.

This is one of the few times I'll agree that change is good. You'll need to make some changes, some might not be "fun", but they pay off more than you can imagine.

I went to the classes, was there for the birth of all my kids, closer to the action than probably was really needed, but I did not want to miss out. Be active, a part of the process, makes it easier for your wife and you.

For most of my kids, I was the first blur they saw when they opened their eyes, I handed the newborn to my wife, awesome thing, cutting the cord was OK, just holding the newly born baby is amazing.

Breast feeding is good for a lot of reasons, for the baby and the Mom.

Be prepared for your sweetie to have some mood swings, one suggestion, think before you talk, I need to listen to myself on that one more often.....

Best of luck, get her started on the suppliments, you're entering one of the most beautiful life cycles there is.

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Well, some of us have to grow up sometime......

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lol you dont HAVE to grow up. im 27 and still havent had to grow up i got a mortgage, a car payment, and have managed to stay engaged for almost 5 years lol. thats plenty grown up for me personally

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i have five kids dude, and im still learning
congrats on the new little one to be
as for me, im gonna be a grandpa in sept.





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lol you dont HAVE to grow up. im 27 and still havent had to grow up i got a mortgage, a car payment, and have managed to stay engaged for almost 5 years lol. thats plenty grown up for me personally
+1 and I'm even older. "growing up" can easily ruin your life: financially devastating, alcoholic, divorce, overweight and early death. That's the story of my Father.

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Really cool man, although I don't have kids have kids of my own I can imagine what you are going through. I was nervous when the wife brought home a kitten, yikes a child...

My one cent of advice would be "be patient".

Cheers to nine1nine !!!!

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+1 and I'm even older. "growing up" can easily ruin your life: financially devastating, alcoholic, divorce, overweight and early death. That's the story of my Father.
haha so true. nothin wrong with holdin on to your youth as long as possible. its much healthier when your not so stressed out

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Congrats N1N. Hope all goes well before, during, and after.

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For most of my kids, I was the first blur they saw when they opened their eyes, I handed the newborn to my wife, awesome thing, cutting the cord was OK, just holding the newly born baby is amazing.
+1000....Holding your own kid for the first time and having the look back at you in wonder is amazing.

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lol you dont HAVE to grow up. im 27 and still havent had to grow up i got a mortgage, a car payment, and have managed to stay engaged for almost 5 years lol. thats plenty grown up for me personally

You're right, it does sound like you are not grown up, but at 27, you're still a kid.

I always said I'd never grow up, and at nearly twice your age, in many ways, I am still young.

But, with time, you will "grow up", it just happens......

And that is not a bad thing, either.

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+1 and I'm even older. "growing up" can easily ruin your life: financially devastating, alcoholic, divorce, overweight and early death. That's the story of my Father.
Sorry to hear about your father, that's sad.

My parents divorced when I was 13, that sucked too, and it was a pivotal point in my life, and many of the paths I took were the wrong ones and they came with a heavy price. That might be one of the reasons I fought to keep my marriage together, after 25 years, there were two distinct times I can remember all too well that it nearly ended.

Multiple other times, straws on the camels back, but -

Anyway......

I've seen a lot of people who never "grew up" and for some reason, there is not a lot of appeal in really old kids.

I know one guy, he's got to be over 50, lived in his parents basement until they both died, now no one knows where he ended up as the parents left him nada.

Too many times, alcohol or drugs or work or motorcycles or whatever can be a crutch for those that never "want to grow up" and one day, the crutch breaks.......

Whatever though, I do not want to get into any arguments with anyone about it, that is for sure.

There once was a time that I never trusted anyone over 30, and I knew everything there was to know about anything there was to know anything about.

When you realize how ignorant you were when you thought you were at your peak of brilliance is a humbling experience.

Enlightening too.

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Congrats. Prepare to be shocked how much work a newborn is. I couldn't believe it with my first. I thought it would just be eat, sleep, change diapers -- big deal. What I didn't realize was how fast the cycle was, and what a big production going anywhere would become. But, that stage only lasts a few months, and then parenthood becomes a lot more enjoyable. You'll make it.

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congrats. We are expecting too. This is our third....in 4 years. I think we are done now. Maybe I need to get fixed.

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congrats. We are expecting too. This is our third....in 4 years. I think we are done now. Maybe I need to get fixed.
You sure don't seem broken to me

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i have five kids dude, and im still learning
congrats on the new little one to be
as for me, im gonna be a grandpa in sept.
My grandchildren love to visit because they get a ride on grandpa's motorcycle. They all had to have a picture of themselves on it and they have them posted on their bedroom walls. Their other grandpa is a great guy and plays guitar and gets them to sing songs but when this grandpa arrives, they all run out to get a ride!

Oh, by the way, you can also give your own kids a ride before the grandkids come along.

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Congrats!
Enjoy the little one, savor the moments....time warps and they grow up too fast.

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Good Job!Just getting to this point was a whole heap of funn, well enjoy it now cause before you know it your gonna be running out to buy a half gallon of HER favorite Blue Bell Ice Cream, my wife loved Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough throughout her pregnancy and by-God I better have left some in the freezer for her or else, she would start crying!
Now, once you know the sex of your new baby, start planning of what color your gonna paint those training wheels on that Honda Ruckus. Baby's first starter-bike.


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I have no kids, so I have no advice. All I can add is congratulations and good luck!

After many years and many dreams I have realized my goal of riding in all 50 states!

Now the rest of the world!

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I have already replied, but feel another response is required.

I have two kids and one on the way.

Here's my advice....Don't rely on Jolivette birth control pills. Reasons to follow...

1. It is a single hormone pill and admittedly less effective than a combo pill (doctor didn't tell us that)
2. ALL the pills are active; there are no placebo pills (Nobody told us and my wife assumed they were like a regular pack and always skipped the last week of pills)

So to wrap it up (<--Maybe I just should have done that), an already less-effective pill was rendered nearly useless since she was only taking it 75% of the time.

Hope that helps.

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Yeah...That's the problem. My wife and I were talking and she said it might be time to see the doctor about eliminating the swimmers.

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I have already replied, but feel another response is required.

I have two kids and one on the way.

Here's my advice....Don't rely on Jolivette birth control pills. Reasons to follow...

1. It is a single hormone pill and admittedly less effective than a combo pill (doctor didn't tell us that)
2. ALL the pills are active; there are no placebo pills (Nobody told us and my wife assumed they were like a regular pack and always skipped the last week of pills)

So to wrap it up (<--Maybe I just should have done that), an already less-effective pill was rendered nearly useless since she was only taking it 75% of the time.

Hope that helps.

Thanks for the PSA! By the way your Olympic Swimmers Endorsement Contract has been canceled!

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Congrats!

The wife and I are discussing when to give kids a try...still freaks me out.

Read an article the other day about the dangers of sugar... was surprised to read that many baby formulas are very high in sugar, up to 50%! Like someone earlier said, do the breast feeding thing if possible, and if not check for what's in the formula you choose to use. Good luck

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