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  • Congratulations! Be proud! Take good care of your wife. I know you'll be a wonderful father!
  • Congrats! When the time comes- you'll do just fine. But other parents can be great source for advice.
  • First of all, Congratulations. Second, start working on your patience. No matter how much you have now you'll need more later. Third, get your wife a gift to give her after she has the child. Fourth, in the third trimester don't come home and ask "What did you do all day?" when she is napping and the house is filthy. She is a baby factory and is tired. Fifth, just like the wedding was hers so is the job of baby room decorator. You have to let her dress the baby (boy or girl) exactly the she wants to.
  • Be there and share as much of the expereince as mom will allow. Talk to the growing child, so that he/she will know you when they are born. Help your wife as she will sometimes become disabled during the 9 months. Get out of her way when she starts cleaning the house. Love and reassure your wife that you appreciate what she is going through to bring this child into your lives. Thats enough for now, go enjoy.
  • WOW, that is so awesome! Advice, later on when she starts to get a little "crazy" from all those hormones, dont tell her, "honey you just feel that way because you're not RATIONAL right now" yeah that will get you sleepin' on the couch. he he.
  • Congratulations,tighten your seatbelt,you must be this tall for this ride. It is a life changing experience, for the most part positive. Good luck!
  • ... congrats ... Start some sort of a home based business (if you have not already). Running a small business from your home will give you amazing tax breaks and will save you a fortune. Half of your rent or mortgage becomes a business expense and is tax deductable, likewise with the phone bill (as long as you make or recieve at least one business call per month), likewise with water, electricity, etc. As your child grows, do not give him/her an allowance ... list him/her as an employee, have them do minor chores for the business, and pay them with a payroll check and it will be tax deductable as an employee salary expense ... as long as it is a low enough annual total, the child will not pay tax. As the child enters school, list absolutely every schoolastic expense (books, tuition, etc.) as an employee training expense in preparation of the child taking over the family business someday ... even if they go all the way to a Ph.D., law degree, medical or dental degree, their entire school costs are tax deductable. Look into "MLMs", but be very carefull which, if you pick one. MLMs are the number one maker of millionaires. __________ By the time you realize just how wrong you were as a child and just how right your parents were, your children will be old enough to disagree.
  • That's great ! Congratulations ! Just one piece of advice ... take good care of her ! She'll need your emotional support more than anything else :-)
  • Congrats! This will be the greatest joy you have ever known! make sure your able to take leave when baby's born to help your wife! Also try to go with her to her dr. visits especially sonograms(wish my hubby could have done this)! Tell her how beautiful she is and you love her everyday!
  • I think you are having a healthy beautiful little girl 7lbs 8 0z.blue eyes.
  • Treat her with tender loving care...........
  • Give her a lot of support. Help her out around the house after the baby is born. After the baby is born stay up with the baby sometimes so she can get some rest.
  • Congratulations! I see lots of great advice from others. The only thing I would add is remember to tell her how much you love her and how beautiful she is. Let her know how much you appreciate her for all that she is enduring.
  • First Congats!!! She will need your support but even more than that. Remember to always make her feel sexy thoughout the pregnancy. It is hard and most pregnant ladies feel alone.. Afterwards is alittle harder but you will have rewards (A BABY)....
  • Foot rubs...back massages...foot rubs...and when she gets really big...tie her shoes... Also when you are helping her up from the couch...don't grunt or make machine operating noises.. remember its the small things Good luck and Congrats
  • One of the biggest pieces of advice that I can give you is that she will have major mood swingsand do not blame her or take it out on her or get angry with her. She can't help it. i had that problem with my husband and we were always fighting. Look it is only 10 months and 10 months of of letting her think that she is always right is definetely worth it in the end. Now all ppl are difrent but just some advice
  • HJ and CF, I wish I could give you some good advice, but I don't have any because I have no children myself. If you need cat advice, I am here for you. Hope the pregnancy goes well and that you have a happy, healthy addition to your family.
  • first congrats second relax and be very pacient and loving and dont forget understanding with what she is going through i am 4 months and my bf is very caring and helpful
  • Just be there and be her support. She is going to need you to be strong and just be there. Congratulations!
  • OK...from the perspective of someone who's husband was out to sea during most of the pregnancy... Rub her feet. A lot. Let her yell at you...especially during labor. Tell her she's beautiful every 17 minutes - at least. Ask her often what you can do to help Clean up after yourself Whatever she is craving, you will go get. It doesn't matter what time it is or if you are tired. Don't make faces when she wants something like french bread pepperoni pizza with ketchup and bacos (that may be a personal one there, but you know what I mean) or give her the excuse that watermelons aren't in season in the middle of January in Washington (again, something personal, my bad) Thank her for every little thing she does Shave her legs or tie her shoes or paint her toenails when she can't reach them anymore
  • Be there for her when she needs you...pregnacy is a long process and she may worry if you still love her if you don't show it. Shower her with kisses, hugs, just tell her you love her. Talk to the baby in her tummy, she will probably cry with joy but the baby can hear you and it is a good way to let her know you want to be a dad. Congrats & best wishes to both of you!
  • Keep gas in the car at all times, and cash on hand so you can drive around at 3am looking for somewhere to buy a lemon slushie or a pastrami sandwich. Be supportive, be helpful, be loving, read the baby advice books she buys. Take pictures and tell her you want to remember how beautiful she is. Don't freak out when she freaks out for no apparent reason. Help her think of things to register for when someone throws the baby shower. Ask your/her mom/sisters/best friend what else you can do for her. And sometimes, take time for yourself, go have a beer with your friends, and relax. You need to take care of your own health and mental well being too. So share your worries when you get them, and occasionally take the time to stay up all night playing video games or something, since soon you both will be much busier.
  • First, you need to get a mental suit of armor, she will take out things you, not meaning to, her body and hormones, are going to wacko. Try to be as helpful as you can, she will try to still do everything, and she shouldnt push it too much. Tell her as much as you can, how beautiful she looks, we tend to get depressed when we get big. Try to be as involved in the whole pregnancy, as much as you possibly can, go to the doctor visits. Massage anything she needs, LOL. Good Luck on yuor new baby.
  • Congrats! Be patient. She will get to a point where she CANNOT do many of the things she usually does. Help out by doing them when she can't. She will appreciate it. Rub her lower back, feet and legs. They will all start to hurt - especially closer to the birth. Don't "stock up" on her cravings, but be ready to run out and get them. If you "stock up" she'll probably eat them LONG before you ever thought she would! LOL NOTE: SOME women have VERY strange cravings. It might be a good idea to kind of prepare your mind for those ice-cream/pickle combos! ;-) DO NOT tell her she looks fat/chubby when she asks if she does. Remind her she's PREGNANT and most of it will go away once she has the baby. Be prepared for "mood swings". Her hormones are changing, what seems to be daily. She will be happy one minute, crying and depressed the next, and in a screaming rage about something the next. (Not ALL women are quite that bad, but you HAVE to be prepared for it.) DO NOT take it personally when/if she says she hates you for what you did to her. While she may need the massages, she will also want loving. HOWEVER, there will be times she will NOT want you to touch her. When that happens, don't force the issue. NOTE: Not everyone goes through the same things. The out Scout Motto "Be prepared" is VERY true, here. Be prepared for ANYTHING. (Oh, yeah... When you're in there with her giving birth, DON'T wipe her forehead with a cool wet washrag as the baby crowns or is pushed out. Out hospital had a mirror so SHE could watch if she wanted. I did just that, and she spent the next year complaining that I didn't let her see! On our next baby, same hospital, as the baby crowned, I told her to look. She said she didn't want to. I recounted the above, said "are you sure?" and she said, "yes". I made sure ALL the nurses and doctors in there heard that, so I'd have witnesses! LOL)
  • Thank you +6
  • Be supportive, try to keep your wits, plan everything with your wife. Sometimes you need to sit back and look at your future and how this child will change your life. It might seem overwhelming, but it is very rewarding.
  • yes i tell everyone please do not sleep with your baby in the bed with you. My husban did and sufficated our daughter when she was 7 days old i know nobody thinks it will happen to thm but i'm here to tell you it can and dose happen a lot more offten then people want to say and congrads
  • so did I good luck to both of us!!!tommyg is excited
  • well support, support, support its so improtant and take care of her give her a break and know that hormones are going crazy and she loves you but might say some things she doesnt mean or act crazy but believe that shes not she loves you!! stay by her side all the way through
  • Congratulations! Just make sure she always knows that you love her, the rest will take care of itself.
  • Make sure she is getting plenty of folic acid from eating breads made in the U.S. She needs prenatal vitamins and Omega-3 supplements as well. These all help with brain and heart development. Make sure she has a healthy diet every single day. You need to cater to her every demand and wish. Stress is bad for the baby. The birthing process is the most painful experience most people ever witness. You might want to watch one online before you go to the hospital for delivery because it will shock you if you haven't seen it before. Honor your child's childhood by screening any media in your home that is not suitable for youngsters. My daughter was terrified by a Batman movie. When you are driving, have baby and kid music or classical music for them to listen to. Most things on the radio are bad for kids to hear at a young age. Remember you are not just an example, you are THE example for your child. It is up to you to paint his or her world with influences that your child will imitate. Work on being patient and read read read. Read books on parenting, books on being a good husband, taking care of a home, and read kids books. I have found that I rediscover the lessons that I learned such a long time ago. Good for the soul. You are a daddy now. That means the majority of your free time will not be yours to decide what you want to do. Embrace this, don't fight it and don't ignore it, that is what causes problem children. Children live on attention 24/7, 7 days a week until they are 26 years old (national age of maturity in the U.S.). You will find that you are capable of loving something more than you ever thought possible. You will worry and you will get frustrated but time keeps going by and your child mostly needs your love and attention. Never give up or lie to your child.
  • my wife is pregnant now 4 months but the worse thing is the morning sickness but it doesn't happen to every pregnant women but be there for when she is going through this process it is a hard time for her and the baby and congrats on the prenency
  • Yes. Be as supportive as you can, take as much work off her hands as you can, and don't give all your attention to the baby once it's here.
  • PATIENCE with those mood swings and cravings. PMS X 2!! LOL Help her around the house and take her out once in a while baby stuff shopping. Let her nap in peace without rubbing yourself against her in the middle of her nap or in the middle of the night begging for sex. LOL....very true, I swear!

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