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What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Way2Good Mar 16. 16 Replies

Hello all! I apologize if this thread has already been discussed,  but I was curious to find out if any new dads out there felt they were lacking some key knowledge before becoming a dad. My son is 2…Continue

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Way2Good replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"With three grown kids I'm incredibly proud of - here's one thing I know. Until they get about 3.5 feet high you can pretty much do well by intuition and common sense. After that look for and be open to advice and ideas. Pay attention to…"
Mar 16
Jeremy Corter replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"Oh, yes, it is possible for there to be brain damage if it happens more than once, but it's common if it only happens once. This is going off what are doctors were saying, mind you."
Mar 16
Mike Rissanen replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"Thank you so much J.D. I can definitely relate to a few of your tips there."
Mar 16
J. D. replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"Man...there's so much I could tell you on this topic.  I'm a Dad as of three years ago, and #2 could come any day now.  I'm a stay-at-home dad, and overall, I love it!  I'll limit myself to the top things I wish…"
Mar 15
Mike Rissanen replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"That is generally what I figured. My fiancé and I are doing our best and so far, my son has been growing and thriving. So far so good!"
Mar 10
Mike Rissanen replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"That is terrifying."
Mar 10
Lumberjoe replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"No matter what you're doing to/for your kid, not matter how you're doing it, every woman on Earth other than your wife and your mom thinks you're doing it wrong and you need help."
Mar 10
Todd McFarland replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"Here's what you need to know.  No one is prepared for fatherhood when it happens.  It is a learn on the job type experience.  Just roll with it.  If your heart is in the right place, it will all work out."
Mar 9
Sir replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"I don't know about "generally," but I did know someone who was permanently mentally handicapped from an untreated fever."
Mar 9
Braeden replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"Not a father, but I've thought a lot about experiments I'd like to conduct if I could have unfettered access bunch of children in a controlled environment. "
Mar 9
Jeremy Corter replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"Febrile seizures. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/febrile-seizure/basics/definition/CON-20021016 In short, your kid can have a seizure because of a spike in body temperature. It's scary as all hell, but generally…"
Mar 9
Gentleman Engineer replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"An egress cesarean would exist as an exception alternate."
Mar 9
John Landes replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"Your unrecognized, undocumented self-sacrifice will now increase by 200%."
Mar 9
Sir replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"Our birthing class teacher said to use this question:  "Is this medically necessary?""
Mar 9
Liam Strain replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"" The staff will want to take him and bathe him, but it's not needed."With a few notable exceptions - e.g. if they detect meconium in the amniotic fluid and a few other things. "
Mar 9
Sir replied to Mike Rissanen's discussion What's one thing about becoming a father you wish you had known beforehand?
"Finish that birthing class.Let the baby stay on Mommy for the first hour on the outside.  The staff will want to take him and bathe him, but it's not needed.  Mommy time is. You'll want a changing table after changing the sheets…"
Mar 9

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