I thought in keeping with the happiness of todays events (FuManBlue's resurgence), I would announce to complete strangers that my wife and I are expecting our first child in July. Any advice out there for a first time dad?
OT: Cali4uofm is going to be a Dad!
Congrats to u as well man.
It really is. There is no feeling like finding out you are going to be a parent. It is wonderful. And also congrats to you! Lots of happiness today!
I'm in too, 1st timer. One of our baby's first possessions is a white Michigan beanie.
Such great news all around!
Congrats to you. Start looking for M baby gear. Raise them up right.
Luckily my wife, who is from LA and raised a USC fan, has been successfully converted to a U of M fan. She wears the shirts and watches the games and cheers them on by my side. She has already agreed that we will raise our children to be fans of the correct team. We have already bought our first baby Michigan shirt.
It sounds like you just won twice, congrats sir.
Great. Winning all around.
Josh groban style?
As for baby gear, my avatar was my gift to the first baby born in the family in a long time (right before I became a blog baby). The mother loved it. Babe hasn't yet commented.
Now you will discover that there actually is a 4 in the morning
Boy or girl? Advice: Get a sh-tload of sleep while you can.
(Yes, I changed my avatar after today's events. Maybe I actually like being a lawyer . . .)
We do not know yet. My wife, and every woman around her, is convinced its a girl. Which is awesome. As long as our baby is healthy thats all that matters.
Bring a VHS tape with you to the ultrasounds. We were able to actually record them and caught little profitgoblue yawning on tape. Priceless!
give him a football as his first toy and sing The Victors as he's being born!
Even better, every night before your wife goes to bed take some head phones and hold them up to your wife's stomach and play the victors. Hopefully the baby will come out humming it, preferably singing it, you never know.
Hope it all goes well.
Patience and appreciate your sleep while you still can
Congrats my man. This site is turning into a hug fest today.
Both well deserved
fatherhood is a complete and total gas. Let's hope for a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery!
Good for you. Can he kick field goals?
because for the rest of your lives you'll never again have a moment's peace. Oh, and it will be beautiful.
Some other free advice: Around December time frame be sure to place every single thing you own 1 meter higher than it's current location. Visitors will think Big Foot moved in, but you'll know better.
Congratulations to you both! :)
That is sound advice and advice that we are practicing already. Its crazy to know we will be parents in 6 months.
Kitchen cabinet, drawer, and oven locks! Get them soon.
Suggestions? Get your sleep while you can!
What better way to celebrate the birth of a child and the hiring of a coach than this?:
Best advice can't really be taken unfortunately: if you end up with more than 1 kid, you may well realize while raising your second that you were way too concerned about way too many things with your first. We sweated everything with our first, and realize later what a waste of time it was to worry about every last detail. We see young parents now out and about doing the same thing, and we just smile knowingly. But its all good in the end. Congrats, bro.
you need to start acting like you sleep like a rock. honestly, sleep thru a fire alarm or something. that way your wife will get the kid at night and at least one of you can sleep thru.
also, get used to announcing when you're about to take a shower.
don't buy your kids lots of presents. srsly, everyone you know will get them 4 things and you won't have room for it all.
cloth diapers are much easier to deal with than they used to be. big cost up front, but savings in the long run. day cares won't use them tho.
breastfeeding is the way to go.
Even though it was serious advice (I think?), this made me really crack up. I feel like this should be a scene in a movie....
And congrats, Cali!
Not really that big a deal to clean and you never run out.
Teach good pad level!
Congratulations! I'm a brand new dad, so I don't have much advice beyond reminding you to be as supportive as you can to your wife. She'll need it. Also, buy a mechanical swing-- great investment.
Advice - Buy a box of Diapers and wipes everytime you go grocery shopping. Trust me you will be so glad you did!
So much advice, so little space. I have a 21 year old and a 17 year old, so I can say for certain that you should enjoy the early years because it gets really hard when they are teenagers. Oh, and before you know it, they're all grown up and you wonder where the time went. Again, congrats and have fun!
On how life will be after baby comes along. Start college account soon Play The Victors a lot while baby is in the womb. Congrats!!
1. Convince your wife to breastfeed (Good for the baby and for your sleep schedule during the late night feedings)
2. Get ready to have feelings never before realized.
3. Like sdentuco said - ask for dipaers and wipes for everything.
Breast milk is best milk for health and definitely late nights.
Make sure he or she drinks his or her Ovaltine.
Congrats to the new parents to be. Nothing compares to having children, except maybe grandchildren.
We live in A2 but our grandson and granddaughter live in Ohio. They look awesome in all the Michigan garb we buy for them (there daddy is a M Grad).
Value every day with your kids - even the crappy ones. It goes by so quickly.
Always an exciting moment, I wish you and your family the best. Go Blue
Being a Dad is absolutely amazing and having a healthy child is an absolute miracle, enjoy it all!
Go LIttle Blue!
Congrats. BabyinLA was born this past June - it will change your life, no doubt about it. Where in Cali do you live? WifeinLA and I are always looking for nice parent friends.
Take control in that delivery room--help your wife breathe during labor, and make sure you breathe as well..if you think you are going to pass out, you wont...trust me (a random internet dude)
Time will fly, as they told me, and now that our daughter is 2.5 and our boy is almost 8 months, TIME DOES FLY--appreciate every dirty diaper, every bit of lost sleep, and you dont know what a zombie looks like at work until you turn into one
We no longer reside in California. We now live in South Dakota. We can be virtual nice parent friends though haha.
that's a big and improbable move. Sunglasses to pheasants. Coppertone to corn.
Might wanna buy overalls and a DeKalb hat.
Is he/she committed to Michigan for 2029?!
given the traction on those wicked Michigan shoes shown. You know, like Anthony Carter did (See below).
Oh, and no tear away jerseys. Like ever. They may be small, but they're fast, wiggly little critters.....
Congratulations and Good Luck cali4uofm!!
May their first utterance be "GO BLUE!"
Wow, congrats man.
This is just too much crazy good news in one day.
First Profit launches one of the most impressive campaigns i've ever seen, and the entire MGoCommunity responds in force to free FU.
Now, word of MGoBabies on the way.
Congrats to all expecting parents and everyone who is blessed to have things to be thankful for.
I'm getting married in 8 days!!!!!! (not sure if those exclamation marks mean excitement or crazy last minute pulling of hair out, but i just wanted to share my "good" news too)
Man, today turned out to be great!!!!
My son is graduating high school this year...it goes by really fast...my advice would be no matter how tired you are, how tough your day at work was, etc, always say yes when your kid wants to talk, play a game, play catch, or whatever...cherish every moment!
And the excitement is just so hard to contain!
We did get a bad ass little UM warm up suit like the players wear and it is the cutest, most bad ass thing your gonna see for a little guy. I cant wait to have him break it out next fall with me on game days!
I heard a general sentiment expressed by the non-athletes (coaches, AD, etc.) that I always think of when describing how much fun it is to be a dad.
You hear everyone talk about how great it is, how intense it is and how much it will change your life. But you have no idea until you go through it.
That's it (being a dad and I guess winning a NT) in a nutshell. Congrats, my man!
The horror stories about the pregnant wife . . . unfortunately true. Don't expect to win an argument, especially during the 3rd trimester.
My daughter's 26, and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. I'm jealous.
Start'em young, raise'em right!
I wish you guys all the best during the pregnancy and delivery!
Best and most awe inspiring day of my life was when I held my daughter for the first time. Good luck.
...And start saving for college NOW!
Congrats and good luck. Being a father is the best. There's no better way to spend your time.
My advice is to offer to take over baby duties on fall Saturday afternoons. It helped to keep my heart rate and blood pressure down during games. And gave my wife the time/sleep she needed for herself.
I have 7 little Wolverines on board. Never a dull moment around here.
Start that UM tuition fund
As I sit here with my two kids, I just want you to know that you are in for the ride of your life! You will never form a stronger attachment. You will feel emotions that you've never felt before. You will be completely unprepared. You will be sleep deprived for years, and lose your autonomy. But nothing - not even Michigan winning a national championship - will hold a candle to it.
How do we know you're not just making this up for an MGoPoint boost?
Just kidding - congrats!