- Sat on my sofa cuddling my new baby son born yesterday…life is good!
Congratulations. They’re awesome (and mouthy, irritating, messy, mouthy, eat you out of house and home, demanding, messy, mouthy) and awesome.
My wife found the definition of a boy online somewhere when ours were smaller.
A noise with dirt on it…
Can also be spelled
Annoys with dirt on it.
Both are true.
Have a really great Christmas.Posted 3 years agohatterSubscriber
Brilliant, welcome to the ‘cliff-face’ learning curve of early parenthood! It does get easier and way more rewarding when the personality starts coming through, the first gummy grin and “DA-DA!” when you walk in the door wil knock your socks off.
Got a 1 year old daughter and a 3 year old son here, they’re ace, they’re both an exquisite pain in the arse in thier own special way but I wouldn’t be without them for the world.Posted 3 years ago
Thanks all for the kind words and congratulations.
No, I’m keeping my bikes in the hope I can Buck the trend and still ride with a newborn…haha
Mum is good. Epic labour and I’m still in absolute awe of her.
I’m quite proud that it’s only taken me an hour to read my own thread…baby’s first bath was an experience!
All the best and wait for me to post that odd houraPosted 3 years agostumpy01Member
Congratulations! We’re almost 8 weeks in with a little girl.
It’s bloody hard work and a steep learning curve, but definitely worth it!
Even though everyone tells you how much sleep you’ll lose and how tired you’ll be, you can’t comprehend it until it’s actually happening!
Already planning what balance bike to buy her!Posted 3 years agothegreatapeMember
Congratulations cjr and the other new dads. I am currently in Barcelona with Mrs TGA for our first holiday without the children since out honeymoon ten years ago. It’s lovely, but I can’t wait to see the grubby little oiks – 14, 8 and 5 – on Christmas Eve! You think they can’t get any better than when they’re babies, but they do 🙂 . And noise with dirt on, that’s a very good description.Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
My eldest (now 12) and I rode to a Cafe for lunch and there were a couple of mums there with newborns. Hard to believe he was ever that small, he’s getting a 16″ Inbred frame for Xmas.
Youngest is 9 today as well.
Congratulations OP. Remember this amazing feeling. It will have worn off in a week of sleep deprived fear and confusion. So hold on to this feeling in the tough times. And take good care of Mum and yourself.Posted 3 years agoglobaltiMember
Congrats. The first three days are a shock, the next three weeks are tough, the next three months easier and then you’re home and dry.
As a Dad myself and remembering our own event 16 years ago I will give you one word of advice:
Kids thrive on routine and knowing the limits and boundaries. A story then bed at the same time every night, kiss and cuddle, lights out, end of. Don’t go gallavanting around the country showing him off, that can come later.
If you read to him every evening he will get a head start on all the other kids that you’ll never regret. Ours amazed the nursery school staff by reading out car numberplates when they went for a toddle to the park.
He’s now turning into a useful cyclist and willing to spend more and more time on the front.Posted 3 years ago
Routine is good but don’t let it rule your life. We had a holiday with my brother in laws family and he was a nightmare. Completely unwilling to be flexible regarding his kids routine. He was telling us what time we were all having breakfast etc, had to leave places by 4pm.Posted 3 years agobig_scot_nannySubscriber
Congratulations! But cool, innit. 🙂
We had a mentally rigorously enforced routine for the first, and he slept, ate and got on with life wonderfully. Bit constraining though.
By number three we didn’t really care anymore and turned out fine too. 🙂
Just enjoy every bloody amazing moment.Posted 3 years ago
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