soon to be father....what should i expect?

United States
December 11, 2008 10:13am CST
my wife is 7 1/2 months now. im wanting to know certain things that will ensure my son to be a happy baby. this is my first child so any help is good help..lemme kno if you have stuff to give away too..lol
4 responses
• United States
11 Dec 08
Congratulations!!! Let me tell you, children need your time. Children can be happy even if they don't have a lot of stuff if they are loved, cherished and their parents spend quality and quantity of time with them. Make sure he knows he is loved. I am really learning that buying children everything does not make them happy. In fact, my children have a lot, but still insist that they are bored. Sometimes it seems when we put up a lot of their stuff and leave out on a portion of their toys, they seem happier with them, like they can finally tell what there is to play with. They seem overwhelmed when too much stuff is out. Then when we get the toys out that were put away, they seem new to the children.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I am going to give some advice. Make sure you are there for your wife. COmfort her. MAke her feel good. Help out with the baby as much as you can. Change a dirty diaper. Feed him. Get up in the night to help out. Try to make sure you help out with the majority of the chores. These tips help from your spouse getting overwhelmed. Congrats on the baby. Have fun!!
• United States
11 Dec 08
Hello Atlaz... You should expect long nights and a lot of dirty diapers. It depends on your baby really. We have three kids including two girls and our little boy. He's only 3 1/2 months old. They've all three been totally different. The first girl was a very good baby and rarely cried at all. I thought to myself, I could have about 10 babies like this. The second girl had colic and cried all the time. We tried gas meds, rice, etc. but nothing seemed to help her. She's about 1 1/2 now and is still a whiner, but very cute and I wouldn't give her up for anything. Our little boy is so sweet. He smiles and coos a lot. I know he'll be a handful when he's able to start motivating, but right now he's at the perfect age... alert and loving. Your child(ren) will drive you absolutely nuts. You'll wonder why you ever decided to have kids sometimes, and dream of the days when you could just get up and go places. With one kid, it's not so different unless you're use to partying and such. My husband and I weren't much for drinking or any of that scene so we could still do most of the stuff we use to when our first was born. If you have more then one, more planning is in order. Good luck. I wish you a happy, healthy baby. One more thing. Don't worry about all the toys and STUFF to give him. As long as he gets your love, attention, food, and warmth, he'll be fine.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
11 Dec 08
your discussion already shows that u r expecting a boy/son.., anyways good luck for the healthy and happy baby, whatever it may be, a son or daughter...!!!...to give away....i have lost all those small socks, frilled frocks, , my kids are big now...6 yrs and 10 yrs...wish u all the best...this is all i can give u ...!!! Welcome to mylot...