I'm going to be a dad!!!!!

Australia
July 7, 2010 1:25pm CST
I just found out that I'm going to be a dad for the first time.... I'm expecting to be a dad in march 2011. She seems alot more happy about it than me for some reason. I don't really know what I'm thinking. Maybe I'm overjoyed but I'm not real sure if that would be the best reaction to have. Maybe I'm thinking about what stuff I have to get incl cot bassinette clothes pram babyseat etc. What do you think?
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@attente (987)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
oohh! that's great! congratulations!!! Hope you'll procure a good father in you. :) be belssed!
• Australia
8 Jul 10
thanks i will be a good dad. I've decided to cut the cord and everything. I told my dad about it today and he gave me an earful. The only bad thing i can think of is that the baby will only have one grandad. Both my partners parents are deceased and my mother also is deceased. The baby will never have a biological grandmother.
@attente (987)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
it's okay dear. a good dad and a loving mother is enough actually though life could be more enjoyable and it's easier if both your parents are there to help you. But I know you can do it! go go go! :D
@Guit08 (597)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Congratulations! I have yet to experience becoming a father, but I bet it is very, very exciting! I would just say that you should be careful to enjoy these moments of your child as a baby, because they will grow up VERY fast!
• Australia
8 Jul 10
yeah time does fly, it's been 10 years since I graduated from school yet it only seems like yesterday lol. In 6 years time the baby will be at school. I could even be a grandad before i realise it lol.
@Guit08 (597)
• United States
19 Jul 10
Yes, that is very crazy to think about!! Like I said, even though I don't have any kids (at least right now), I personally am surprised at how fast the past decade has gone. It's absolutely insane -- the year is already more than half way over and it feels like New Years was only a couple weeks ago!!
@lwk523 (4)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 10
Congratulation... I wish I can be a father sooner.I'm 22 year old and still young. I just stop my part time job as a teacher for 3-4 year's old kids last weeks ago and continue my study. From there, I learned 'Patience' & 'love' is very importance to a baby or kids. That just a tips for you as a good father :D .. Before you go to buy that you should think about 1)Car Seats Must Fit the Baby? 2)Can You Install and Use the Car Seat Easily? 3)The Safest Car Seat?
• Australia
8 Jul 10
I'm getting a car seat from the ambulance and they are going to install it for me. So it's going to be properly installed and the safest seat on the market. The car is in A1 condition. I'd rather pay more for piece of mind the precious baby cannot ever be replaced so this is extremely important to us.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
8 Jul 10
COngrats! I know how it feels when your first one is on the way. Im expecting my second one this december. Im excited as all out. At first I was scared. I still get nervous alot because i dont know what it will be like with two. The dadddys have a bigger shock. I remember telling my hubby about my first pregnancy. He just stared off into space then left. I think he was clearing his head. It took him a while to get around and become excited about it. This time i know he will be much more prepared for whats to come.
• Australia
8 Jul 10
congratulations on your baby also. We have tried for over a year to get pregnant it's not that easy. Having a baby has got to be the biggest stage of anyones life even bigger than getting married. I'm glad your partner is excited also and returned. I had a friend that was told he can't have kids and then he got his partner pregnant he accused his partner of cheating and that lol. He was ment to be a dad. It was like a 1 in 200 chance.
• India
8 Jul 10
Hi! Congratulations! It reminds me those days when I become father for the first time. It's very natural to be happy because it will take you to another world of your family life through which only the fulfillment of human life can be reached. Take very best care of your wife and junior nobbsy123. May God bless you to be the best father of the world.
• Australia
8 Jul 10
Thanks mate.
@pastigger (618)
• United States
7 Jul 10
I think it is diffrent for a mom. We are carring the baby and our bodies are changing and we have a connction because there is another life inside us. Where as you know there is a baby it isn't as real to you yet. Once you hold your child it will start to change. Because you are responsible for this little person. Don't worry if you still don't bond too much in the baby days that is more a mom thing too. But once you can really start interacting with your child thats when the real fun starts. My daughter is 3 now and my husband has much more fun with her now. I think it hit him that he really had a baby when she was born and he could see and hold her. He tried really hard to hang out with her when she was a baby but lets face it the first few months are feeding, changing and sleeping. Then they start to roll and smile and then crawl and before you know it you are running after this little person that you helped make. Once they talk and can play I think the dad role really kicks in. And don't feel bad if you find yourself borred from time to time. As long as the time you spend is quailty and they know you love them it will be alright. And its good to be prepared as much as you can and for right now making sure you have what you will need can be your way of helping. You might even feel a little diffrent when you feel the baby kick for the first time or hearing the heartbeat might make it more real for you.
• Australia
8 Jul 10
I can't wait to be a dad. I think i'll change once i can feel the baby kick. The baby has a heart beat now. I always call it a baby, featus doesn't sound right.
• United States
7 Jul 10
Congratulations! Right now your probably thinking more logically than emotionally. The excitement will come soon for you =) It is very exciting but it is also scary if you don't feel prepared yet. Good Luck with Everything! =)
• Australia
8 Jul 10
Yeah thinking logically because we will need to go into atleast a 2 bedroom apartment. I'm living in a 1 bedroom apartment at the moment. I've got 7mths to plan everything.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
7 Jul 10
hey congrats! i know that being a dad (or mom too) for the first time can be scary the first time around because you really dont know what to expect. no worries. everything will work out.
• Australia
8 Jul 10
yeah it will work out. Its a big step to bring a baby into the world.
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Jul 10
That is really wonderful news and I'm sure that once you get your head round it you';ll be over the moon. It is a big step so you're bound to be nervous. But a HUGE congratulations from me and all the best to your partner and the baby.
• Australia
8 Jul 10
thanks heaps
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
20 Jul 10
Hi, nobbsy123. I am happy to hear this! Congratulations! There is so much that is needed for the birth of your child. You can do it, just take one step at a time to buy what is needed. It may seem like a whole lot, but it is not that much when you really start to buy what you may need. I hope that you your wife has a less complicated pregnancy and I hope that you will enjoy being around her as she carries your child.
• India
12 Jul 10
Welcome to mylot, CONGRATS TO YOU AND YOUR WIFE Get ready to welcome the baby, god bless Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@maximax8 (27045)
10 Jul 10
Congratulations to you on the news you will be becoming a dad in March 2011. Perhaps you are still absorbing that information and find in challenging what to be thinking. New parents to be might think about a cot, pram and car seat. I think you are quietly overjoyed. When the pregnancy is a few months along things will be very exciting like the first scan for example. I hope that the pregnancy is going very well indeed. The lady should eat a healthy diet in pregnancy. I am so happy for you that you will be a dad next year.
@Memnon (2173)
8 Jul 10
Congratulations. Never been a dad myself, so I can't appreciate the feeling, but wish you and yours all the happiness you can have.
@dsrp82 (678)
• Brazil
8 Jul 10
First of all congratulations! Second, you should be worried, after all, it's a human being coming! And you have lots of things to do as a father. Being a parent is a huge resposability. But is a bless too!
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
An expecting Mom is always happier than the soon to be Dad because she only thinks of nothing but the baby inside her. It is, I believe,the thing that completes all women in the world.:-) In your case, there could be a little anxiety since being a Dad and raising a child to be a good productive individual is not a joke.But, trust me the moment you see and hold your child the first time, you will know what to do.:-) My warmest congratulations to you and your wife. Do take care of such beautiful gift from God.;-)
• United States
8 Jul 10
First time Dads are prone to be in shock for maybe the first three months or so. Mean are geared to solving problems and finding solutions to situations. They are excited about the new baby but they are also thinking about all the things that are required to prepare for the new baby as well. Once you feel that you've reasonablity prepared for all your new baby's needs then you'll be able to enjoy the pregancy as much as the mom.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
8 Jul 10
Hi nobbsy! Congrats on going to be a dad. It's wonderful of you to have thought about cot, bassinette, clothes, pram and so on. I think you should also start to review your goals, aims and plans in life. Perhaps you should also start thinking about rescheduling your time to include not only you and her but also your baby as I had.
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
You will be a dad soon! Well I am happy to know that! Well mothers are really a lot happier and excited than the husbands or daddies... That is normal and common. Except for cases like the mother is not yet ready for the baby or should I say immature and afraid of responsibilities attached with it (pregnancy). Take it slow and buy things slowly too. Buy baby things that are good for both gender Congrats and cherish the waiting moments.
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
Hello there nobbsy. I think your reaction is just natural. Not all people react positively when they learn that they're going to be a mother or a father. But I think you'll be able to accept the situation and be glad. It's hard being a father, but it does add color to your life.
@wolflvr (336)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Congratulations! I think the father is always much more nervous than the mother. When I had my son his was very nervous about having a baby. Once you see your new baby you will fall instantly in love. It can be a very scary thinking about all you will need to do now that a baby is one the way. Your life will change but you will also not know how you could live without your kid. Just remember to enjoy everyday because they grow up really fast.