This is my first child

United States
June 17, 2008 9:15am CST
My wife is pregnant with our first child. She is due Aug. the 3rd. Only a few weeks away and will be holding my little baby girl in my arms, I can't wait. Since this is my first, I was wondering if you guys had any advise for me, it would be greatly appreciated.
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@smallT (376)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Congratulations linedrive. Life as you know it is about to change if it hasn't already. Prepare for less sleep, changing diapers and bottle feeding for the first couple of years or so. Keep in mind that this is only temporary. When you look at your little daughter and she looks at you and smiles you are going to fall in love with her like you have never been in love before. She'll start talking about 4 - 6 months and the first recognizable words out of her mouth will probably be Da Da. You will fall in love with her again! In about a year or so she will be taking her first steps. You will finally understand your parents and find yourself repeating phrases that they said to you. Its a wonderful thing.
• United States
17 Jun 08
I can not wait to hear the words Da Da. By the way, I am already in love with her and I have not even seen her yet. THANKS
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@smallT (376)
• United States
18 Jun 08
That's what it is all about, LOVE.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
17 Jun 08
lovely baby - So what I can suggest right now is that you have your wife have a good rest and you both take good care of the baby. Good luck to you and be happy as always.
Hello dear LineDrive. To begin with, congratulations. I am sure that you are extremely happy with the approaching first baby of yours and you must be feeling very excited about the baby's coming. It is the same with me when I had my first baby. It means that you are going to be father of your baby. So what I can suggest right now is that you have your wife have a good rest and you both take good care of the baby. Good luck to you and be happy as always.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Congratulations, and wishing you and your wife an easy labor and delivery and a healthy, bouncing baby girl! As a mother of 3 and grandmother of 5 (so far), my advice to you would be to be an active participant in your daughter's life. Change her, feed her, bathe her...take an active role in her care. Not only will this give your wife a break when she can have a few minutes herself, but will also serve to create even more of a bond between you and your daughter. In these times when money can buy virtually any number of gizmos and gadgets guaranteed to make your baby happy - the best thing you can give her can't be bought - your time!
@sharay (2776)
• India
17 Jun 08
well...congrats first of all, there are no words to explain the feelings of becoming a parent, u can only experience it...in simple words, you are going to have a new meaning to ur life after her birth..it is true that u hav to expect a change in ur sleeping schedule, the duration of sleep wud defntly be less until she becomes six months old at least, u will defntly learn patience and so many things out of her and also, dont forget to take care of ur wife, she will postpartum symptoms at which time u have to be with her to help her out in many ways...other things u will automatically know and change urself