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Post by Moonraker » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:56 am

So, in the Xmas thread I stated that I had a sober Christmas and New Year because my wife was due to give birth to our first born.

Well my first born finally arrived on January 7th 2020 and we are both ecstatic, but tired. My wife more so as a complication (after the baby was delivered) required a 4 day hospital stay. She is fine and doing well, as is our daughter, but I think in the four days at hospital we got roughly....4 hours sleep each. As you may notice from the time this is posted.... we are still awake at night with the young one.

On top of this I am writing a thesis and it's due in March, so I'll be doing that at the same time as working.

So, to get my wife, our dog and I through the nights, I'd love to read others parenting things; funniest, pointers and anything topical so I can read it while our new born takes up our allotted hours of sleeping and while my dog is confused because he can here us all walking and talking but doesn't understand why we aren't out for walkies!

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Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:49 am

First thing.... CONGRATULATIONS to both of you.

I remember the exhaustion when our daughters were small, and one of them was born with a heart issue so we had a worrying start. Fast forward many years....at every stage there are joys and challenges but we worked at keeping our relationship good even if sometimes there was much slamming of doors and we were the strictest parents ever.

End result, they're both in their early 30s, married with jobs and their own homes, but in the past week both their cars broke down and their first port of call is still dad.

At some point when your little one is old enough to spend a weekend with grandparents make sure you and your wife have a weekend away just the two of you. It's sad how many couples lose each other through looking after children. When they leave home, and they will, you need to have your own relationship going strong.

Babies change a lot at twelve weeks and that's a brilliant moment, when their eyes can first really focus on you.
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Re: Parent Place

Post by runningman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:00 pm

Congratulations.

It does get better apparently.....after 12 years, I'm still waiting!
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Post by JRH » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:00 pm

Congrats @Moonraker and Mrs Moonraker.

It does get better, it’s just the first 30 years or so. :wink:
Then she will get a bike of her own and you get to do dad and daughter ride outs. :cheers:
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Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:22 pm

runningman wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Congratulations.

It does get better apparently.....after 12 years, I'm still waiting!
It does get better...but at 12 years things are just about to get interesting!
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Post by Joeman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:31 pm

Congrats. Remember, you don't need to buy half the stuff the shops will try to convince you to buy. Save your money!

Buy nappies and baby wipes in bulk.

Try to get scent free nappy bags - the smell will make you want to puke after a while.

And when changing nappies, open the nappy bag and nappy and get a few wet wipes out first. Don't do what I've done and get half way through changing a nappy, go to open the nappy bag, find you can't get it open so without thinking lick your finger to make opened the bag easier!! The taste of baby poo takes a while to get out your mouth.
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Post by Bender » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:33 pm

Congratulations :thumb:

Don't believe a word it never gets better 😁

As they grow you swap one set of problems for another, you think it's rough now, it's not, you know exactly where she is and what she's doing and she hasn't developed a will of her own, yes I'm still on about the daughter not the wife.

Get a routine as quick as you can, don't creep around trying to be quiet, that's just making a rod for your own back, rule them with a rod of iron, all kids need is love, yes to begin with they are that stupid, they will soon grow up and bleed you dry so enjoy the honeymoon period :thumb:


Right what stories do you want? Squeezing huge poo out of a bum, projectile vomiting, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea comming out of the neck of the baby grow, unforseen accidents nostradamus couldn't predict, yes being a parent is one of the hardest most stressful and enjoyable jobs going.

Love the wife, love the child, look after them both and repeat till the grandkids appear then start again.

Good luck, you don't need it but it can't do any harm

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Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:48 pm

I had forgotten the teething poo coming out of the top of the babygrow. My solution involved the garden hosepipe. Which worked....but 30 years later I'm still hearing about it.

Also, and this is important, never ever decide it's a good idea to cut their hair with a penknife. Women get tetchy about such matters.

And My Little Pony doesn't do well in a microwave.

When they won't stop undoing the buckle on the car seat find a suitable roundabout that enables you to turn and brake so that the child seat (with sprog still installed) ends up upside down in the passenger footwell. At this point silence will ensue because they know they've done bad but can't figure out how to get out of the situation. Find a quiet road and prolong the journey until such time as they resolve never to meddle with the car seat again.

At parents evening being able to remember the name of the young and very attractive PE teacher but not any of the other teachers does not earn you brownie points with your beloved.

If door slamming becomes overly annoying removing the spindle between the handles so they are locked in their room because they slammed the door so hard that they broke the house is worth trying.

At the stage when having learnt to speak they won't stop talking try thing them that when you are born you have only so many words held inside you. Once you've used them up you won't be able to speak again. Ever. It will get you about two weeks respite until they discover the truth. Again, expect repercussions for many years over this one.
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Post by Bender » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:51 pm

If they slam doors take the folders off, girls especially don't like having a bedroom door :thumb:
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Post by Richzx6r » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 pm

Might have to try that with the door handle so that when my missus tries it then she can't get back in to carry on the argument she started
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Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:36 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:49 am
First thing.... CONGRATULATIONS to both of you.

I remember the exhaustion when our daughters were small, and one of them was born with a heart issue so we had a worrying start. Fast forward many years....at every stage there are joys and challenges but we worked at keeping our relationship good even if sometimes there was much slamming of doors and we were the strictest parents ever.

End result, they're both in their early 30s, married with jobs and their own homes, but in the past week both their cars broke down and their first port of call is still dad.

At some point when your little one is old enough to spend a weekend with grandparents make sure you and your wife have a weekend away just the two of you. It's sad how many couples lose each other through looking after children. When they leave home, and they will, you need to have your own relationship going strong.

Babies change a lot at twelve weeks and that's a brilliant moment, when their eyes can first really focus on you.
Thank you.

I'm sure we all say it but my wife and I are pretty strong, we've had to be strong at certain tough times together, and we realise how lucky we are to have a healthy child in the first place. We have also worked as a team throughout the night so far so I'm confident we'll work well together. We are stuck with each other :D

We aren't waiting to have weekends away or trips out. National Trust Memberahip is due to be bought asap and we've got things booked in. One of those is The Clash in April (rugby, not the band), a short trip to Italy in May and brother in law is getting married in Spain in September. Lots to look forward too.

We are fascinated by her now, so we'll keep an eye out for 12 weeks.
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Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:37 am

runningman wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Congratulations.

It does get better apparently.....after 12 years, I'm still waiting!
Thank you.

Ha, fingers crossed for you!
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Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:41 am

JRH wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Congrats @Moonraker and Mrs Moonraker.

It does get better, it’s just the first 30 years or so. :wink:
Then she will get a bike of her own and you get to do dad and daughter ride outs. :cheers:
Thank you.

Ah, a long wait I see :lol:

Well to be honest I haven't been on my bike since she got pregnant essentially :cry: . I don't blame my wife - she loved being on the bike but appeared to have a mindset change when she got pregnant and how she is here, I'm "too precious to lose". This thought is influenced by news and multiple medical programs that show bikers being mangled in crashes.
However, I am optimistic that this will change and I'll get to have some leisure ride outs. :D
You can pillion a toddler, right? :shock:
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Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:41 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:22 pm
runningman wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:00 pm
Congratulations.

It does get better apparently.....after 12 years, I'm still waiting!
It does get better...but at 12 years things are just about to get interesting!
I can imagine...
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Post by Moonraker » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:52 am

Joeman wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:31 pm
Congrats. Remember, you don't need to buy half the stuff the shops will try to convince you to buy. Save your money!

Buy nappies and baby wipes in bulk.

Try to get scent free nappy bags - the smell will make you want to puke after a while.

And when changing nappies, open the nappy bag and nappy and get a few wet wipes out first. Don't do what I've done and get half way through changing a nappy, go to open the nappy bag, find you can't get it open so without thinking lick your finger to make opened the bag easier!! The taste of baby poo takes a while to get out your mouth.
Thank you.

We definitely bulk buy and I'm too cheap to buy all the stuff advertised, and I recognise some of it is pointless. I didn't have all the gimmicks as a kid and I'm still here :D

Yep, I've had multiple pleasures and smelly nappies so far, and I was lucky enough to clean up the notorious second poo. It was like cleaning up oil.

Your story genuinely made me laugh out loud, as it did my wife. I've been on search warrants to some pretty nasty places and ai learned about cleans hands and touching things in order so fingers crossed. However one sleep deprived night is all it takes, right?
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