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So, we're expecting a baby son any day now. What do you wish someone had told you before you had your first child? Any other sage advice?
(Serious replies will be more appreciated than non-serious replies, though I guess they'd be appreciated as well.)
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
go out to eat and watch as many movies as you can before your son is born. try to capture a mental image of what it feels like to get a good night's sleep.
and congratulations, there are very few things in life better than being a parent.
I think we should take some of these people, and send 'em up to Bear Mountain for a picnic.
Buy lots and lots of diapers. I once went through 18 in one day.
Other than that, just enjoy the ride- there's nothing better.
Keep him off the internet as much as possible.
Do not let him know that this place exists.
A wise man I worked with many years ago said that "a father's job is to be the man he wants his son to one day become and the man he wants his daughter to one day marry."
Always thought that was excellent advice.
When you change diapers, have the new one ready as soon as the old one comes off, you never know when those things are going to let loose and you don't want to get caught without something to protect yourself, especially when you're groggy in the middle of the night.
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Congrats, Trevor & Mel.
This post was edited by J T 17 months ago
Make sure your child isn't communicating with strangers on the telegraph.
The lack of freedom in your life is a shock to the system - especially for your wife. Simply things like going to the store when you want or going out on a date together become much more difficult. If you go into it understand that you won't have the control over your life that you once had, then it will be less frustrating to adjust.
Can't help you TBarnes. Too busy trying to figure out the cheapest way to sterilize myself that will be the most painless.
The other thing I would add is realize that your wife is going to be at wits end at times. This is normal. Be patient. Support her. She'll come back around.
Also, a number of women go through post-partum depression to varying degrees because they have a lot less control of their lives, their hormones may be a bit crazy, and they often have less social interaction.
I was going to say try and bank as much sleep as you can now... because when pirate jr comes along...... you'll remember the days you could do this....
You are so wrong
Begin developing a schedule from day one and never deviate from the schedule. As a parent you will now plan your day around nap times and meal times.
Always keep some baby wipes and diapers in a zip lock bag in your car.
Always be on the lookout for cool animated movies to store on your DVR like Shrek, Cars, Tangled, Nemo, etc.
When the time comes, and it will, set the baby down and walk away. Don't throw it against the wall. They can't move, they can cry it out for a little bit.
Also encourage 100% breast feeding so you don't have to wake up to feed the baby at night.
Trevor or the baby?
Thank you, Denicos.
As quickly as possible, get your boy on a feeding/sleeping schedule. Also, for god's sake don't let him get used to sleeping in your bed. And don't rush him to start doing new shit. As soon as he starts crawling you'll wish he'd sit still. As soon as he starts talking, he'll never shut up. Take lots of pictures. They grow up quickly.
That's pretty damn good.
My 2 cents - sit on the back deck with him when he is 12. Share a beer. Say look - have fun but be careful. Don't tell your mom about the beer.
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1. Spank the kid when he's bad and deserves it.
2. If your kid cries in a pressure situation playing a sport, don't take him out of the game. Tell him to play through it.
I think sleeping in the bed is actually the easiest way to go. With our latest we had a co-sleeper that worked great. It's like a crib that attaches to the side of your bed.
If your kid gets kicked out of school, just give him a new name and send him back in as if nothing happened.
Nucky, Ross, Opti.
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