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  1. Lol, I'm glad it's not just me! Doesn't help that it's been mostly women that have come and visited as well. It's just me and the dog in the man department. And even he's just a little shih tzu, lol


  2. Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post
    Lol, I'm glad it's not just me! Doesn't help that it's been mostly women that have come and visited as well. It's just me and the dog in the man department. And even he's just a little shih tzu, lol
    Time for some trt for the shih tzu
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post
    Hey all! I had a thought last night at 3am while I was up feeding my newborn. Why not start a thread for all dad's to impart advice, ask questions, brag about their kids? So here you go, dad's corner! I'll start, my little girl is almost 3 weeks old and sleeps like a rock during the day but is fussy at night. Anyone else experience this? I know it's an issue with her getting used to a new sleep cycle but am hoping it happens soon!
    Awesome subbed to this thread. We just had our daughter five weeks ago. Whole new world. I love it.

    The only thing is I haven't been able to get to the gym regularly. Any father's advice for newbie dads and lifting?

  4. Quote Originally Posted by cabrunner6480 View Post
    Any father's advice for newbie dads and lifting?
    It's something you have to sacrifice here and there. Just make sure the wife is happy and she gets her time, because that'll mean you'll get your time. When we lived in an apartment, I just let mini-me sleep in his carseat/carrier thing in the apartments tiny gym by ourselves while I got a quick 20 minute pump on.

    Luckily, my guy is in daycare now and I work 2 days on/2 days off, so I have my days off to myself for gym time before I pick him up.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by cabrunner6480 View Post

    Awesome subbed to this thread. We just had our daughter five weeks ago. Whole new world. I love it.

    The only thing is I haven't been able to get to the gym regularly. Any father's advice for newbie dads and lifting?
    Congrats man! Ours will be five weeks Tuesday. Its definitely harder at first to lift regularly, specially when only gating a few hours of sleep and working. I've been going in the mornings a few times before work, and definitely on weekends when we have more time
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I've been up since 4am. My almost 2 year old discovered how to both take his diaper off, and turn the tv on. I woke up with him butt naked sittin on my belly watching Mickey Mouse playin with his dingaling.

    And the sleep cycles will be in phases. We're in the "I won't sleep in my bed past 1am phase"
    I laughed so hard!!!

  7. Quote Originally Posted by cabrunner6480 View Post
    Awesome subbed to this thread. We just had our daughter five weeks ago. Whole new world. I love it.

    The only thing is I haven't been able to get to the gym regularly. Any father's advice for newbie dads and lifting?
    Right now, my workouts are only 15-30 minutes long. I rotate chest/back, shoulders/arms, legs. One exercise each for 3-5 sets depending on time rostering from one to the other. The last set is always an all-out effort. I get in the gym at 5am at the latest and am out by 530am at the latest. I rotate the days and hit the gym 2-5 days a week depending on the week.

    I've been doing some variation of that for about six months now (eight month old daughter). And it's been treating me well. Follow my log. It's called Making the Superman.

  8. Really it's all about the wife man. If she's awesome she'll understand and take it on while you're at the gym

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    It's something you have to sacrifice here and there. Just make sure the wife is happy and she gets her time, because that'll mean you'll get your time. When we lived in an apartment, I just let mini-me sleep in his carseat/carrier thing in the apartments tiny gym by ourselves while I got a quick 20 minute pump on.

    Luckily, my guy is in daycare now and I work 2 days on/2 days off, so I have my days off to myself for gym time before I pick him up.
    Very much this. It is a time sacrifice and it isn't about you anymore. Make sure your wife/gf knows how important it is to you and to set a good example to your lady and kid. Also, make sure she gets her time too. As a plus, your kid(s) stand a much better chance of leading a healthier lifestyle if they see daddy taking care of his. My wife and I are very active and our kids don't know anything else. It's awesome.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    Make sure your wife/gf knows how important it is to you
    This. I told my wife that I could be asking to go out boozing with friends, or be gone hours at a time doing whatever, but all I want is to just workout and I'll be happy. I make sure to annoy the crap out of her "want to go get your pedicure and walk around the mall, massage, chick flick?" "no? ok well I'm goin to the gym then"
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    This. I told my wife that I could be asking to go out boozing with friends, or be gone hours at a time doing whatever, but all I want is to just workout and I'll be happy. I make sure to annoy the crap out of her "want to go get your pedicure and walk around the mall, massage, chick flick?" "no? ok well I'm goin to the gym then"
    Fir sure, when we're both home she has no problem with me going. I in turn give her some time to go to the mall or just get out for a bit

  12. Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post

    Fir sure, when we're both home she has no problem with me going. I in turn give her some time to go to the mall or just get out for a bit
    Give and take.....my wife lets me do my thing, but she does complain a lot...I try to give her some space.....freakin hormones...she doesn't no what to do sometimes.

    Friend told me it can take more than a year for her old self to come back
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by edje007 View Post
    Give and take.....my wife lets me do my thing, but she does complain a lot...I try to give her some space.....freakin hormones...she doesn't no what to do sometimes. Friend told me it can take more than a year for her old self to come back
    It took my wife close to a year. There were times when nothing I did was right lol Sucked ass
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  15. Thankfully I've been really lucky and my wife bounced back really quickly. She's her good ol self already and we're enjoying this ride together! Had the mother in law in town over the weekend so we got to have our first dinner out since the baby was born. Amazing how refreshing a two hour meal together can be!

  16. Quote Originally Posted by edje007 View Post
    Give and take.....my wife lets me do my thing, but she does complain a lot...I try to give her some space.....freakin hormones...she doesn't no what to do sometimes.

    Friend told me it can take more than a year for her old self to come back
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    It took my wife close to a year. There were times when nothing I did was right lol Sucked ass
    You guys talking about after giving birth? Cuz if so, I'm still there. After over eight months though the tide is starting to turn. Her hormones not only effect her attitude, but have serious impact on her weight too. Even with breast feeding she's had a hell of a time losing any weight post partum. That's even finally changing though too. She's dropped five pounds in the last two weeks and her appetite is returning to normal. Not only that, but the sex drive is revving up again! Yeah buddy!!!
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    It's an odd place I find myself in being the father of adult children, in particular, my daughter. She is so much like me in more ways than I like. Dad's pay attention - they are watching you - always - especially your little girls. Be your best at all times.

    Her dreams fulfilled have inspired me to act on my dreams - maybe sping of 2014

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  18. That's great that she can inspire you, as you have obviously inspired her! Very cool stuff man

  19. Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post
    That's great that she can inspire you, as you have obviously inspired her! Very cool stuff man
    ^this.....very cool stuff
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  20. So we're getting to the last month before my wife goes back to work and we have to put our daughter in daycare. We're going with a small in home one which we like and am just curious what others experience was with this transition. I know my wife is looking forward to getting back to work but is struggling with having to leave her.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post
    So we're getting to the last month before my wife goes back to work and we have to put our daughter in daycare. We're going with a small in home one which we like and am just curious what others experience was with this transition. I know my wife is looking forward to getting back to work but is struggling with having to leave her.
    Transition? I call it relief lol

    Mini-me is stuck with me until he's 18 years old. I can afford a few hours during the day without him! But, when we first started, it was in-home daycare like yours. We trusted the family (being on a military base helps) They were very professional and well mannered. They insisted on taking him every Friday night for a few hours on the Fridays I wasn't on duty, so that the wife and I could have a date night. We didn't know what to do with ourselves, and we ended up picking him up early the first few times.

    Now he's at a school type daycare. The days I have off work, I drop him off, take a short nap, workout, grab some groceries and walk the dog, then I'll pick him up. So you'll get used to it real fast haha
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Transition? I call it relief lol

    Mini-me is stuck with me until he's 18 years old. I can afford a few hours during the day without him! But, when we first started, it was in-home daycare like yours. We trusted the family (being on a military base helps) They were very professional and well mannered. They insisted on taking him every Friday night for a few hours on the Fridays I wasn't on duty, so that the wife and I could have a date night. We didn't know what to do with ourselves, and we ended up picking him up early the first few times.

    Now he's at a school type daycare. The days I have off work, I drop him off, take a short nap, workout, grab some groceries and walk the dog, then I'll pick him up. So you'll get used to it real fast haha
    Yea, I went back to work right away so I'm used to leaving. Our lady will do the same thing for us with the date nights which is awesome. My Mother in law actually came up on Saturday to watch her so we could go to dinner. It was very relaxing! And I won the bet that my wife would text her mom while we were out checking in. Lol, only took her 45 minutes.

  23. great thread idea!! I'm a father of 2 little boys 5 years old and 20 months, lets just say that I don't sit much.. LOL

  24. Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post
    So we're getting to the last month before my wife goes back to work and we have to put our daughter in daycare. We're going with a small in home one which we like and am just curious what others experience was with this transition. I know my wife is looking forward to getting back to work but is struggling with having to leave her.
    With our first, we went the in home route for the first 2 years as well. The hardest part we had was finding a really good one that we trusted. We interviewed about 20 of them and it is incredible to me the conditions people will leave their kids in for another person to watch over. If you get a good one, it is a great way to start because the extra attention and small enrollment is more comforting (to us at least). We transitioned in by planning our work schedules to allow her to go for a couple of hours and then over the course of the week, added an extra hour each day. We only have ever done daycare part time, thankfully, but that is how we did it.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post
    So we're getting to the last month before my wife goes back to work and we have to put our daughter in daycare. We're going with a small in home one which we like and am just curious what others experience was with this transition. I know my wife is looking forward to getting back to work but is struggling with having to leave her.
    Both of my kids are in daycare, we started with the home daycare first thinking it was better.. We were wrong, when it's at a persons home there is no one looking over them and they are not following state guidelines. At daycare they are spot checked by the state and they keep all the kids in line with behavior issues and vaccinations.. We caught the home daycare women out blowing leaves with the kids in the house by themselves!!! Never again..at daycare I can see my kids on camera at work
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