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    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    Did it just finally happen after 9 years, or did you do something to help the process? My wife and I have been married for over 8 years and haven't been trying to prevent it, and so far nothing.
    Has she taken anything? My wife and I tried for a year and then her Dr gave her something. She was pregnant within a month. I was kind of hoping we would have to try for another year for our second but no such luck and she was pregnant in the first month again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queencitybuckeye View Post
    Congrats! May her first words be "Taxation is theft".
    Absolultely! I'd also accept "freedom of association," "voluntaryism," and "Am I being detained?"

    Quote Originally Posted by CenterBHSFan View Post
    Congratulations! How many OSU items does she already have?
    Three.

    Would have been more, but we weren't sure whether or not she'd be a small baby, a large baby, or somewhere in between.

    Quote Originally Posted by friendfromlowry View Post
    Gotta be able to take care of yourself if you want to take care of someone else. The lack of sleep is to be expected but there are ways around it. I'm not much help because my daughter slept through the night from the time she was born (humble brag) and I work night shift so I'm use to feeling like shit already.
    Yeah, we're trying to keep her awake as long as possible in the evenings, and we've already switched her sleeping arrangements to something she seems to think is more comfortable.

    Quote Originally Posted by friendfromlowry View Post
    Also, go find a spare bookbag or something you're not using and pack it with emergency supplies (diapers, wipes, change of clothes, formula if you're using it, blanket) and leave it in your trunk at all times. There will be a time when you go somewhere and forgot something or didn't have it but thought you did.

    My wife and I took our daughter to the nursery at the rec center when she was 1.5 years old and had to leave within ten minutes of dropping her off because she shit herself. For some reason bringing her bag never crossed our mind. The rec is only a few minutes from us and we were only going to be gone like an hour.
    This is a good call. Thanks for the tip!

    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    Did it just finally happen after 9 years, or did you do something to help the process? My wife and I have been married for over 8 years and haven't been trying to prevent it, and so far nothing.
    It just happened. We'd started going through the process of adoption, but other than that, it was nothing new.
    "When has anyone ever been persuaded by being insulted or labeled? [...] That's why people wait until they're in the voting booth. No one's watching anymore. There's no blame or shame or anything, and you can finally say what you really think, and that is a powerful thing." - Thomas Walker as Jonathan Pie

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    Very nice looking baby. Congrats. I have 3 girls and am working hard on messing them up. Check in after 14 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spock View Post
    I have 3 girls and am working hard on messing them up. .
    One of the few things you've been successful with, in life.

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    Never really had the lack of sleep. Youíll learn the tricks. Itís ok to let them cry some.

    Always pack 2-3 more diapers than they should need

    Congrats...youíll love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    Never really had the lack of sleep. You’ll learn the tricks. It’s ok to let them cry some.

    Always pack 2-3 more diapers than they should need

    Congrats...you’ll love it
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    When my parents watch her for the night I'll send a dozen diapers.
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    Also, is that a boob her face is up against?
    Chuck! Chuck, it's Marvin! Your cousin, Marvin Berry!

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    Also for months down the road...when family watches her for whatever reason....they do what they think is best and thatís that, especially if itís your parents or in laws

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    From a father of six:

    Enjoy the journey.

    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatHobbit View Post
    Has she taken anything? My wife and I tried for a year and then her Dr gave her something. She was pregnant within a month. I was kind of hoping we would have to try for another year for our second but no such luck and she was pregnant in the first month again.
    No, we haven't attempted to increase our odds yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friendfromlowry View Post
    Also, is that a boob her face is up against?
    An arm, with the crook of the elbow behind her head.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    Also for months down the road...when family watches her for whatever reason....they do what they think is best and that’s that, especially if it’s your parents or in laws
    For the most part, I'm okay with that.
    "When has anyone ever been persuaded by being insulted or labeled? [...] That's why people wait until they're in the voting booth. No one's watching anymore. There's no blame or shame or anything, and you can finally say what you really think, and that is a powerful thing." - Thomas Walker as Jonathan Pie

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    Congratulations. Good advice here. I'd also add start a 529 sooner than later.

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    Congrats, we have our first child (also a girl) due the first week of February. Maybe you'll have some of your own tips by then

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    Quote Originally Posted by iclfan2 View Post
    Congrats, we have our first child (also a girl) due the first week of February. Maybe you'll have some of your own tips by then
    All I've got so far is this: Sleep when the baby sleeps.
    "When has anyone ever been persuaded by being insulted or labeled? [...] That's why people wait until they're in the voting booth. No one's watching anymore. There's no blame or shame or anything, and you can finally say what you really think, and that is a powerful thing." - Thomas Walker as Jonathan Pie

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatHobbit View Post
    Has she taken anything? My wife and I tried for a year and then her Dr gave her something. She was pregnant within a month. I was kind of hoping we would have to try for another year for our second but no such luck and she was pregnant in the first month again.
    We had to go this route due to some issues and thatís why we have twins.

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    Congrats! Let me know if you need an internet friend to babysit her, lol. She's beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ts1227 View Post
    We had to go this route due to some issues and that’s why we have twins.
    I'll be sure to not let my wife know this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justincredible View Post
    I'll be sure to not let my wife know this.
    lol, if you ever hear Clomid mentioned, it increases the chances of releasing multiple eggs. Itís like a 7% chance or something. Shit works though (apparently too well), second month after she went on it she was pregnant

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    My SIL had to take Clomid twice and was pretty nervous about having multiples, but they only had one each time. They also decided to try for a third when she was 38 and she got pregnant naturally in a short amount of time. Fertility is weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O-Trap View Post
    You know, I heard all the horror stories about lack of sleep. So much so that, other than maybe the financial side of it, it was my #1 fear about becoming the parent of a newborn.

    To those who haven't yet had a child, all that fear was totally and completely warranted. I slept like ten hours total in six days. We're figuring it out now, though. I got one stretch of four hours last night and a couple other stretches of an hour or so apiece. A total of 6-7 hours.

    What has been the most surprising part was that I never really got a swell of emotion. The feeling of being a dad for the first time felt more natural and like a logical next step.

    The wife and she just got back from the first pediatrician appointment, and she's officially healthy.

    Any tips from you former first-time dads?
    First of all Congratulations.

    Second, advice is don't sweat the small stuff, enjoy it and relax. Too many first time parents try to seriously helicopter parent their first then finally realize their child will not die from a little dirt or a single piece of candy so they are more relaxed on their 2nd/3rd children.

    This is typically more true for moms than dads, so maybe something to push the advice to your wife.

    I have probably zero pictures of our first born when he was playing and "dirty" when he was young/infant/toddler. Our last two we have some of the best pictures of them just having a blast playing in the dirt, rain, snow, mud, whatever with their faces all a wreck but the biggest smiles on their faces.

    Having the exact right laundry detergent, the right shampoo, soap, etc will not make a difference at all, let the kid explore, have fun. Some bumps and bruises actually helps kids learn what NOT to do.

    Oh, and your post reminds me I had the best wife on the planet. She was a stay at home mom and her exact words when they were infants "You have to go to work in the morning, I can cat nap through the day when he does...I will get up in the night".

    I never got up in the middle of the night (well, pretty much never).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbal Kint View Post
    I'd also add start a 529 sooner than later.
    I'm torn on this these days.

    While I have wanted to start a 529 for several years (my kids are 3 and 2 right now), I am almost to the point that throwing money in my Roth IRA is more beneficial in the long run. Money grows nicely. Can be utilized how I want it to. Take loans out for the kids' education and just pay from Roth IRA.

    Only downside right now is I'm the only one that can put money into it. Family and friends won't necessarily put money in it. Once my wife and I pass away, the Roth carries on with my kids.
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    Belly advice ... father of three daughter
    1. You will learn how to change diapers in the dark
    2. They don't break easy ... the first one is protected, the second one get a pass, third one what the hell
    3. The relationship you build now and in the future growing year will come back triple later in your life...

    If you have any question about how to raise up kids contact Belly ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belly35 View Post
    Belly advice ... father of three daughter
    1. You will learn how to change diapers in the dark
    2. They don't break easy ... the first one is protected, the second one get a pass, third one what the hell
    3. The relationship you build now and in the future growing year will come back triple later in your life...

    If you have any question about how to raise up kids contact Belly ...
    Pretty sure Belly can also hook you up with some early-learner hooked on phonics coursework, too.

    JK, old man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by O-Trap View Post
    All I've got so far is this: Sleep when the baby sleeps.
    Did you get her a "push" gift? I have no idea wtf that even means but supposedly you're supposed to buy something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fab4Runner View Post
    Congrats! Let me know if you need an internet friend to babysit her, lol. She's beautiful!
    I'm trying to limit her exposure to Browns fans in the early weeks. Can't have her growing up cheering for them. That'd be child abuse.

    Kidding, of course. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmog View Post
    First of all Congratulations.

    Second, advice is don't sweat the small stuff, enjoy it and relax. Too many first time parents try to seriously helicopter parent their first then finally realize their child will not die from a little dirt or a single piece of candy so they are more relaxed on their 2nd/3rd children.

    This is typically more true for moms than dads, so maybe something to push the advice to your wife.

    I have probably zero pictures of our first born when he was playing and "dirty" when he was young/infant/toddler. Our last two we have some of the best pictures of them just having a blast playing in the dirt, rain, snow, mud, whatever with their faces all a wreck but the biggest smiles on their faces.

    Having the exact right laundry detergent, the right shampoo, soap, etc will not make a difference at all, let the kid explore, have fun. Some bumps and bruises actually helps kids learn what NOT to do.

    Oh, and your post reminds me I had the best wife on the planet. She was a stay at home mom and her exact words when they were infants "You have to go to work in the morning, I can cat nap through the day when he does...I will get up in the night".

    I never got up in the middle of the night (well, pretty much never).
    Yeah, both of us were eldest children and noticed the difference in parenting between us and our younger siblings.

    I sometimes get up in the night, though she does the heavy lifting. The whole breastfeeding thing makes that pretty much necessary. Still, given that she's in a constant state of discomfort, I change a few diapers a night, just to give her a break.

    Given that I work from home, I was worried that she'd want to rely on me during the day, but she's been great about taking care of Thea and leaving me to do my job.

    Quote Originally Posted by iclfan2 View Post
    Did you get her a "push" gift? I have no idea wtf that even means but supposedly you're supposed to buy something.
    No. We didn't get to our due date, and I hadn't gotten anything yet. It was actually an emergency induction. We spent almost the entire week in the hospital last week ...

    ... which is going to be AWESOME to pay for, I'm sure.
    "When has anyone ever been persuaded by being insulted or labeled? [...] That's why people wait until they're in the voting booth. No one's watching anymore. There's no blame or shame or anything, and you can finally say what you really think, and that is a powerful thing." - Thomas Walker as Jonathan Pie

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