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Re: I've become a father

#21  Postby BWE » Mar 10, 2016 2:40 am

Onyx8 wrote:Some babes sleep the night through almost right away. Mine fucking didn't.

My twins which came first didn't either. That was rough. When the youngest came along, not just was she a singleton but she slept through the night from her first night and every night thereafter. We realized how entirely different it would be had it been the other way round.

They are all grown up now though. It definitely does happen fast. My only advice is that kids do what you do. When you get mad at them, you are looking in a mirror. Telling them anything is only as good as your own ability to act that way. Also, it really does go fast. Be involved in their education.
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Re: I've become a father

#22  Postby don't get me started » Mar 10, 2016 3:50 am

Congratulations Mindhack.
The sleep thing...yeah, you will get tired but you will also discover reserves of patience and resilience that you never knew you had.
I remember getting up at 5 am for work after a fraught night. I'd probably slept about 3 or 4 hours in total in 40 minute increments . Howling a gale and pissing down outside, mid winter. Popped my head round the bedroom door before leaving and saw mum and little fella snuggled up warm and cosy. Got my coat on and set off into the dark feeling, 'Yep, this is what it means to have responsibilities. This is what it means to be a grown up.'
Off I went to earn money to support my family and felt good about the way my life was going...
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Re: I've become a father

#23  Postby laklak » Mar 10, 2016 3:55 am

Congrats! Your life will never be the same, cherish every minute.
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Re: I've become a father

#24  Postby The_Metatron » Mar 10, 2016 3:56 am

mindhack wrote:I don't care about sleep. Never been really good at it. Besides, we decided to work in shifts, me and the lady. One day she'll be responsible, the other day I am. That way we both get to sleep...somewhat.

Or so...is...the plan :grin:

That's exactly how you do it. Back each other up.


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Re: I've become a father

#25  Postby kiore » Mar 10, 2016 4:38 am

Onyx8 wrote:Some babes sleep the night through almost right away. Mine fucking didn't.


Here we go.. back in my day.. But yes my little wonder didn't sleep through the night for 12 months. When others told my sleepless self that their little one slept through the night from week 2 I used to internally scream " but that is because they are brain damaged like you.." I survived, she survived to adulthood and last time I saw her (2 weeks ago) we didn't sleep through the night but nailed quite a few bottles of wine almost resulting in me missing my plane.. kids eh?

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Re: I've become a father

#26  Postby Onyx8 » Mar 10, 2016 6:13 am

:lol:
The problem with fantasies is you can't really insist that everyone else believes in yours, the other problem with fantasies is that most believers of fantasies eventually get around to doing exactly that.
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Re: I've become a father

#27  Postby OlivierK » Mar 10, 2016 6:36 am

Congrats mindhack! :cheers:

My three were all good sleepers, except when they weren't. Each of them went through patches of a few weeks to a month of simply not sleeping more than about 30 minutes at a time. Just about the time when tossing them in the river we live on the banks of seemed like a good idea (kidding!) (sorta :lol:), they'd go back to being good sleepers again.

For all the dumb shit they've put us through over the last decade and half, I don't regret a second of it.
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Re: I've become a father

#28  Postby chairman bill » Mar 10, 2016 6:46 am

Congratulations on the propogation of your genes. So far, the first 24 years are the worst.
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#29  Postby KeenIdiot » Mar 10, 2016 8:12 am

Congratulations!
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#30  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Mar 10, 2016 8:40 am

Van harte gefeliciteerd! :cheers:
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#31  Postby Scar » Mar 10, 2016 9:47 am

My condolences... ;)
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#32  Postby Thommo » Mar 10, 2016 10:16 am

Congratulations. I hope mum is doing well as well!
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#33  Postby Evolving » Mar 10, 2016 10:24 am

It's a magical time, never to be repeated (until the next one arrives): a newborn baby is something very special indeed.

But so are older babies, and so are toddlers, and older children, and so on. They are all magical times.

Best wishes to all three of you.
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Re: I've become a father

#34  Postby Fallible » Mar 10, 2016 10:52 am

WTF...I posted my congratulations here and it's disappeared!

Second attempt.

Congratulations, mindhack! :cheers:
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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#35  Postby Briton » Mar 10, 2016 10:54 am

Congratulations mindhack.
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Re: I've become a father

#36  Postby aban57 » Apr 13, 2016 1:23 pm

mindhack wrote:After years of trying, surgery, both mom and dad, and IVF, we've now finally become parents. At fucking last!!! I've never been this happy in my life!!

It's a boy btw, and he's as healthy as one can be. I'm ecstatic!!!

Dear Ratskep members, I appreciate you all. :thumbup: :cheers:


(late) Congratulations to you and your miss. I'm so happy for you :)
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Re: I've become a father

#37  Postby NamelessFaceless » Apr 13, 2016 3:13 pm

What wonderful news! Congratulations!!!! :cheers:

Not sure how I missed this earlier, but it appears your little one is now a month old. No doubt you're pretty much a zombie right about now. Anyway, enjoy these days! They'll be over soon and you'll look back with astonishment and amazement at how that rambunctious little boy could have ever been this sweet little - and hopefully not too fussy - bundle of powdery-smelling new life. :hug:
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Re: I've become a father

#38  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Apr 13, 2016 10:44 pm

There are never really any events in my neck of the woods, so it took me a while to see this thread. Congratulations, mindhack! This is wonderful news! It makes me very happy when I hear about rational skeptical people making copies of their genes.

You're half-way there! Now all you need to do is get the nurture right. Raise your sprog with a lot of science and teach them how to ask lots of questions and think critically. Or else.
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