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08-05-2012 , 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by wil318466
I know I'm being silly. I think I'm just somewhat kinda nervous. I want a child, I just am not sure about the whole infant stage. I was never a kid person, so having babies around or young children always made me a bit nervous.

I think I'll be ok. She'll be mine, and the home will be fun with her in it. Just gotta deal with the poop.
I wouldn't worry too much about the poop - generally it is contained in the diaper (but not always...)

Last week my 8 month old daughter was ill and threw up all over my back and a significant part of the floor of my bedroom. Funny thing is I didn't mind at all.
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08-05-2012 , 09:06 AM
First few days of being a dad and all I can do is stare at my little man. Just boggles my mind my wife and I created this.

Strangely the diapers font bother me. I think because it's my child it doesn't gross me out the same way.
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08-05-2012 , 02:12 PM
LOL diapers.

Gonna have a lot worse stuff to worry about.

Although this being your first, one is a piece of cake compared to 2, especially 2 within 1 year.
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08-05-2012 , 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GREEAR10
LOL diapers.

Gonna have a lot worse stuff to worry about.

Although this being your first, one is a piece of cake compared to 2, especially 2 within 1 year.
yea no thx on more than 1 baby at a time lol one is plenty enough to handle haha props to those who can tho for sure
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08-05-2012 , 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by GREEAR10
Although this being your first, one is a piece of cake compared to 2, especially 2 within 1 year.
This is the single most truthful post ever posted on the internet.
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08-05-2012 , 04:01 PM
whats the #1 piece of advice you exerienced parents have for noob parents like myself?
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08-05-2012 , 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Team_Josh122
whats the #1 piece of advice you exerienced parents have for noob parents like myself?
Honestly, it is this:

Just drop all of your illusions about "who you are" and what your "identity is."

That crap was all just fake anyway. You'll see what I mean.
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08-05-2012 , 11:49 PM
I have the same stroller wil and after I set it up my dog jumped in the lower net portion and stayed in there for half the day.
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08-06-2012 , 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Team_Josh122
whats the #1 piece of advice you exerienced parents have for noob parents like myself?
Be prepared for your priorities to fundamentally and completely change.
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08-06-2012 , 04:32 PM
Can some of you guys tell me what it was like for you to be there during labour and delivery the first time?

I don't know what to tell GW expect. Quite honestly, I barely remember the process...just the result.
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08-06-2012 , 05:46 PM
I will be in the room while she is delivering, but I will not look to watch the actual birth. My wife is ok with that.

I've heard it can be traumatizing. I don't want to take the risk of not liking that area anymore, it's one of my favorites.
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08-06-2012 , 07:07 PM
Being a medic in ths army, stuff like this doesn't bother me. I had to hold my wife's leg while she pushed. She only had to do 20 min of pushing so it wasn't terribly long. Being helpless to stop the pain was the worst part for me. When u see ur loved one on pain u want to help but you can't.

Once I could see my sons head coming out it started to get real for me. I was just praying they both would be safe and everything ok. Seeing the birth didn't make me less attracted to my wife whatsoever. Knowing my wife was brave enough to endure these past 10 months and labor for our boy made me love her even more.

The labor went smooth but unfortunately our 4 day old son was admitted to a Korean hospital here in Seoul yesterday for seizures. On day 2 he would have these mini "fits" where he would tense up, turn red, eyes start to roll and temp not breathe. The dumb nurses told us it was just hiccups and not to worry.

Well yesterday they started to happen every 15 min or so and got more intense do we took him to the ER. They said it could be seizures and rushed him to a local Korean hospital. He is now there for a few days up to a few weeks while they run tests and find out what's wrong. We only get to see him 20 min twice a day. I know I don't know anyone personally on here but your prayers for our son would be most appreciated.
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08-06-2012 , 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Team_Josh122
I know I don't know anyone personally on here but your prayers for our son would be most appreciated.
Very best wishes for simple issues and speedy recoveries sent!
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08-06-2012 , 07:46 PM
Prayers sent Josh Hope the little guy recovers quickly.
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08-06-2012 , 07:52 PM
Sending best thoughts Josh. I know how scared you must be. If I had to guess, he'll stop doing this, and some doctor will say "There are things we just don't know. He seems fine now," and then everything will be fine for the next 83 years or so.
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08-06-2012 , 08:56 PM
thx for the support everyone. test results came back this morning and heart, lungs and brain are normal. small bruise on skull from birth which were told is normal. blood tests take up to 5 days to get results so its a waiting game right now. they have him on anti-biotics in the mean time, so if it turns out to be a bacterial infection(which the doc said she most likely believes it is and not seizures) then he has a head start on treatment.

dont mean to be a debbie downer in such an awesome and positive thread. just venting my wife and my frustrations...
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08-06-2012 , 09:01 PM
Best wishes TJ and family. No matter your background it is always difficult when family is involved, especially an infant.
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08-12-2012 , 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Team_Josh122
whats the #1 piece of advice you exerienced parents have for noob parents like myself?
Be prepared to fully understand why people who should not to have kids lead a pointless barren existence.
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08-12-2012 , 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by goofball
Be prepared to fully understand why people who choose not to have kids lead a pointless barren existence.
Assuming my above FYP is really what you meant...that is an incredibly ignorant position to hold.
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08-12-2012 , 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Neko
Assuming my above FYP is really what you meant...that is an incredibly ignorant position to hold.
I get the sentiment from both angles, and I don't think there is any call for judgement about it at all.

I simply happen to believe that it is impossible to properly understand your self as a human being if you do not procreate.

At least I can say that for myself with no reservations.

So there's that.
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08-12-2012 , 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Neko
Assuming my above FYP is really what you meant...that is an incredibly ignorant position to hold.
I did, and it's hyperbole; I don't want to derail the thread. Happy to participate in a new thread.
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08-12-2012 , 11:05 PM
Never mind the fact that it's not advice at all, just a douchey "you'll never understand how meaningful life is until you wipe the **** off of a noisy oversized grub" directed at people who don't have children.
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08-12-2012 , 11:59 PM
It's been a rough go so far for us tbh. Tayden was admitted with seizures and has been in an incubator for 7 days now. We can't even touch him. He was having these fits at the army hospital he was born at the 2 days after birth and the nurses told us to ignore it because it was just burps.

2 days later they were more intense and frequent so we went to the ER. They rushed him to a Korean hospital where he has been since.

Just Friday we got test results showing its epilepsy. He's been sedated on 3 anti seizure meds for 6 days. They r going to continue testing and figure out exactly what's wrong and exactly how to treat it.

On the army side of things an entire investigation has been launched into the clinic out baby was at and ignored us. Our four star general in Korea was briefed in Friday. Hopefully the right things will be done regarding those nurses and the pediatrician.

We will be moving stateside to the duty station of our choice that has the proper med facilities to accommodate our sons needs. Less than 60 days well be stateside.

A big question we face is about our sons medical care once we get out of the army in one year. Epilepsy is s life long diagnosis. Should we get in contact with lawyers about trying to fight for his med care the rest of his life? It's hard to know what grounds we have legally being in the army. But my son should be taken care out ESP regarding the nurses incompetence leading to possibly more brain damage due to days of seizures he had, refusing to look at him and telling us to stop overreacting because it was just burps.

Sorry for the rambling guys, it's just been an extremely chaotic week. And to top it off my grand mother who I lived with for many years is going to be passing within the week.

When it rains, it pours I guess...
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08-13-2012 , 12:13 AM


Sorry to hear about the rough go Team Josh.
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