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I'm a dad!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Hunter, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Wow!

    My first child, a son was born yesterday a 3:45am. It has been a crazy 24 hours and I'm glad I actually got some sleep last night as mother and baby had to stay in the ward over night.

    I know this probably isn't the best place to ask (and I'm sure the responses will happen), but as I know there are a couple of dads around here, any tips?
     
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  2. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    Don't drop it. Seriously, bad things happen when you drop them.

    Congrats!
     
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  3. gopostal

    gopostal Active Member

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    Got three kids, 22 down to 16. It's a roller coaster of a ride but it's also the coolest thing you will ever do and the most scary.

    Best advice? Don't overthink things. You'll know what the right thing to do is so don't treat other people telling you any more than just guidance. Humans have been raising babies without an owner's manual since forever so sit back and enjoy everything. Oh and for the first year Mom is in charge of the baby. Do what she tells you because she's been prepping for this since she was a baby.

    I'm glad for you. Take lots of pics and vids. The first couple of years absolutely flies. It's not an exaggeration to say it felt like just a couple of years ago mine were padding around in diapers. Now they want the car keys.
     
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  4. Al

    Al Reaper

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    Noice! Congrats Hunter!
     
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  5. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    pull out while you still can.

    oh, wait.
     
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  6. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    get it into metal at an early age.
     
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  7. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Perhaps, but a soft bed with a comfy pillow would be preferable!

    Congrats with the kid.
     
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  8. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    Congratulations, my good man.

    Also I call being the baby's godfather.
     
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  9. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    Congrats Hunter, what's the little man called?
     
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  10. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Congratulations Hunter!
     
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  11. Luv_Studd

    Luv_Studd Member

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    Congrats! Treat them well, and they'll turn out all right.
     
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  12. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    What GoPostal said. Also, Amazon is the shit for buying diapers.(nappies for those that speak less sophisticated English :D )
     
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  13. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Hunter Jr ;)
     
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  14. Prophetus

    Prophetus Old Fart

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    Congratulations Hunter! Children bring new adventures and joy. Not to mention...bills..lol. But seriously, congrats!!!
     
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    tomcat ha Well-Known Member

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    i've heard rumours than you need to provide glucose to your child
     
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  16. Prophetus

    Prophetus Old Fart

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    Nah, that is for grandchildren. More sugar the better. I'm not a grandfather yet...but I'm prepared to make my children pay for all the stress they caused me...lol
     
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  17. Syri

    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    Congratulations Hunter!
     
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  18. dr.flay

    dr.flay Dr.Flay™

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    Don't expect much sleep for a while !
    I found it best to overlap our sleeping pattern for a while, so that we could alternate feeding and cleaning, and both get a reasonable amount of sleep.
    My partner tended to sleep on her back, so the food was easily accessed.

    When your baby wants to suckle, but has already been fed, don't use those awful dummys/pacifyers.
    You can increase your bonding time and quality, by using a knuckle. Just bend your index finger and offer the knuckle, for some peace and a big smile on your face.
    If your partner is breast-feeding it will also give you some idea of the abuse her boobies will be getting.
    Crikey ! they are like giant limpets once that mouth latches on.

    Later when it comes to weaning onto solids, ask yourself "Do I want to create a situation of fussy eating and a table full of different meals ?".
    My advice here is to put what you eat into a blender, and forget spending extra money on baby food (that does not taste like real food).

    Get a baby harness so you can wear your child and have a cuddle whenever you want.
    However this does come with a vomit-warning, and you are very aware of when the "fruit of your loins" has suddenly become ripe and needs a change !

    Finally, that dip in the top of the head, It is not an ashtray....apparently.
     
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  19. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    Boy am I glad, for a moment I thought you were going for Shaban(spelling might be off but you're turkish so you'll get it ;) )
     
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  20. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    This has been my argument from day zero. They make a number of things harder to do down the line.

    I'm not turkish. Not even close.
     

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