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Just found out I'm expecting my first child!

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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 02:49 AM
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And have only told family, but needed to let out some excitement! I'm 37, and have been trying for over a year. Wife woke me up yesterday at 5am and told me that she didn't imagine telling me this way, (waking me up), but she took a test and it was positive. Two more later, and a visit to the doc confirmed.

We have lived a lifestyle of going out every other night for dinner, sitting in the bar, drinking. . .and now bam! Reality has set in. We are ready for this next chapter, and nobody can believe it lol.

So, nothing earthshattering here. . I just had to include my ATS family in the news.

I would LOVE any advice going forward. She has an ultrasound scheduled for tuesday, but her doctor thinks she is about six weeks along. Early I know.

Thanks everyone!




posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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congratulations...



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 02:56 AM
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congratulations ... get her lots fruit and veggies good for both her and the baby also she will probably crave some strange foods at odd times so be ready for late runs to the shops. avoid fast food . make regular checks with doc for her for checkups and start babyproofing the house and get things set up for the baby lots formula and nappies at start... have fun its fun watch them learn and grow



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 02:56 AM
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Originally posted by Misterlondon
congratulations...


Thank you!



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 02:57 AM
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Congratulations, salutations, etc!

I just started a thread about my favorite cigars...

Tonight, I am smoking one for you!

ALL THE LOVE!



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 02:57 AM
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Originally posted by Expat888
congratulations ... get her lots fruit and veggies good for both her and the baby also she will probably crave some strange foods at odd times so be ready for late runs to the shops. avoid fast food . make regular checks with doc for her for checkups and start babyproofing the house and get things set up for the baby lots formula and nappies at start... have fun its fun watch them learn and grow


Great advice. . .thank you!

It's still setting in. . .you know?



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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Congratulations. the only advise i can give is start bying nappies NOW,they are the best thing ever be patient and enjoy the ride.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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congratulations *cheer
one book i can recommend is called Everywoman
Even if your not pregnant i recommend everyone read this book.

here is one link, but its Australian, im sure its available world wide though

love and harmony
Whateva



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 03:04 AM
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Did you have sex or something? Sounds like you should have bee aware of it


Lol j.k

Congrats!!



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 03:07 AM
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Congrats!!

A bit of advice. Love and hug her alot, there will be times that you will not understand some things, but believe me, a happy mommy.... a happy baby.

Sometimes, a simple hug, a compliment, a belly rub, and comfort is all a women needs in order to have and remember how wonderful daddy was when she was pregnant.

Best wishes, for you and your growing family, NRE.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 03:08 AM
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Congrats...i`m 41 and have brought up a couple of smart asses...here`s a honest good tip.make sure she breast feeds for at least 6 weeks...because the collestreum in the breast milk is brain food....proven fact



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 03:08 AM
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Wahey! Congrats.........I too was told yesterday morning.....by telephone (I work away...boooo)

Here is a great book.....for blokes too (it served me well with the last two!!)

www.amazon.com...



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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Congrats!

Remember you shouldn't tell your whole family until around the 12 week mark.

Also I hear lots of veg for a girl, lots of meat for a boy.

GL



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 03:58 AM
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Congrats, amongus. Your personal beliefs aside as I don't know them, I pray that God may bless you and yours, and walk with this child throughout their life.

I'm not a parent, but general advice from me - don't just/mainly plop your kid down in front of the TV, even if it's education and good stuff. I've heard of undesirable results. Actively engage them with puzzles and educational material, or otherwise gives them items to actively stimulate the brain when left to themselves at times - TV is not a substitute. Don't infantilize or baby talk (personal opinion, mainly - gets on my nerves) - they're just little people and I think will come up better, wiser, and faster if treated as such.

Take or leave my thoughts as you wish, as I'm definitely not an expert...just do a lot of solid research, and I hope it goes most excellently for you.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 04:04 AM
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Congradulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Better spoil that child ROTTEN!!!!




posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 04:05 AM
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Congratulations!

One thing you gotta get used to is the mood swings. Pregnant chicks cry about everything lol

Oh, and the drives to McDonalds at 1 am for a double cheese burger are always fun



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 04:09 AM
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Congratulations!


If I were to offer any tips, I would say, talk to baby loads and play it loads of music! Probably a bit early to ask, but have you considered cloth nappies/diapers?

www.clothnappytree.com...

My pregnancy was unplanned and I was fairly young (22) and didn't have aaaaaaaany clue about the world of babies whatsoever. I only wish that I knew back then what I knew now - I regret using disposable diapers/nappies soooo badly.

Also, I'm not going to get into a breastfeeding debate, but again, I hugely regret not breastfeeding (I did give it my all though and tried my very hardest) and I only wish that I'd had the right support and had been a bit more educated about it all, maybe then I would have succeeded. I know that next time, I'll make sure that I have plenty of support around me and I'll be finding out where there are local breastfeeding support groups. If your wife wishes to breastfeed, I'd offer her the same advice - make sure she has plenty of support around her!



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 04:36 AM
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Congratulations. The 1st child can be very daunting at times so my main advice would be to mainly ignore any books or guides - follow your gut instincts as they are almost always right. Honestly, those things can make you panic over the slightest thing!



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 04:45 AM
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Breast feeding is definately a good thing but remember not every mother takes to it / manages it. If this happens with your partner, don't put the pressure on as she will be feeling bad enough anyway.



posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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Awe congrats to you both!!

Best to the both of you and your new little addition on the way





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