Official Dads of TMB Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Boo MFer!, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. THF

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    Dude I hear you, my wife handles a lot of the duties during the day as her job allows that and we work remotely but she has to catch up at nights when I can take over. I lasted barely a week before I couldn’t keep up and was ready to collapse.

    Quick question, are you making his baby food as well?
     
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  2. a.tramp

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    Yes I am. He gets about 1 new food introduced a week now. We started him at 4 months and were doing 2-3 new foods a week to get him transitioning as well as checking for allergies. We quickly had a huge excess of food frozen so now are mixing things together and trying less new ones.

    As far as my wife, we made the decision in the spring for her to not look for a job when she lost hers as she had pretty severe pre-eclampsia. So her job is now Levi and then we share responsibilities when I am not working.
     
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  3. THF

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    We may need to start a baby food recipe thread. We did sweet potatoes and spinach for his first foods and he loves it now. It’s amazing how much he eats. Working on our next foods now.
     
  4. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    Lol I did a month solo with a 7 month old and am going to be doing about six weeks solo over the next three months. Suck it up buttercups.
     
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  5. bigred77

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    Yea, but you are a kept man
     
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  6. mc415

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    i did 2 months solo when my son was 6-7 months, that shit was much harder then work was.....but definitely elevated my confidence as a parent
     
  7. Rabid

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    I feel ya. I wish the best for your wife's health and your family.
     
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  8. ashy larry

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    happy to join this thread :)

    think i have a colicky two week old tho :donotwant:
     
  9. Name P. Redacted

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    Yeah I don’t think I can be a stay at home dad.
    If only and see above
     
  10. Simon Templar

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    We had my son as my wife was starting her career as an attorney. It was like being a solo parent up until about an hour before he would go to bed and then she’d come home, hang out for a bit with us while I made her dinner, and then she’d be back at work.

    I didn’t know any different and even though I was working full time I look back on it and would never change it, selfishly. Sure there were hard and frustrating times but the amazing moments we had that she missed are what my life reel will contain.

    people say it goes fast but I never believed them. In a blink of an eye he went from being in a carrier, to a stumbling toddler to 14 next week.

    if I can give one piece of advice to all you new parents, I know it’s tough and there are times that you want to smash your head through a wall but soak it up because one day your little son or daughter will be grown and while this is awesome and you have a real relationship with them. Where they actually talk to you and tell you about what’s going on in their life, somewhere deep down every once in a while you just want to go back to when they are eating boogers and you could lay on the floor just playing with toys with them. Take pictures and videos. As many as you can because it’s the only way you can get back to those times too.
     
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  11. Bruce Bowen

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    Ts and Ps. I always say it wasn’t that bad, I think my mind has blacked out those days. My Mom who is phenomenal with kids said she thought we were exaggerating then said she’d never experienced anything like it. I do think we should have went to formula. My wife was dead set on breastfeeding and he threw up all. the. time. And not just little spit ups projectile vomits.
     
  12. a.tramp

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    Idk, maybe it is the physical nature of the work I do where I am outside for 9-12 hours whether it is 30* or 100* or it could be as an introvert I really miss the 1 hour out of the day I used to have where I could sit and do absolutely nothing but collect my thoughts and shut off my brain.

    Is Levi the best thing that has ever happened to me? Absolutely. Do I need my wife off of the injured reserve so I can focus more on my job, as the only person pulling income for our household (self-employed so there is no sick time to pull)? Absolutely as well.

    Thanks brother, all is good I was just blowing off steam. Change of insurance absolutely screwed us. We were basically set for surgery and then new policy kicked in on Jan 1 and all of our doctors are “out of network” and we had to start the process all over again.
     
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  13. Snakes

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    Honestly I just can't imagine being a stay at home parent. Like it would be infinitely more challenging than my job. I sit at a desk and respond to emails all day. It is an oasis compared to the chaos on the weekends. I know my wife feels the same way.

    we have some friends where the wife stays at home. My friend gives his wife soo much shit about being at home. How he is the one making the sacrifice so she can stay home, blah blah. It's a bunch of bullshit. Staying at home is great and I commend any mom or dad that can pull it off. And it's so much more challenging than any office job most of us have.
     
  14. Bruce Bowen

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    Couldn't agree more. I used to say pre-kid "hell yeah I'd be a stay at home dad" but now fuck that. I work 7-4 and even just going home for 30 minutes to decompress before I go pick him up is such a blessing. His class goes outside that time of day so if the weather is nice I will give it some more time cause I know he loves it. Also, being able to take a day off work and do absolutely nothing or do a day date with the wife is amazing. Our situation may differ from most who live near family and have help but we are on our own and I wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  15. ashy larry

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    shit suuuuuuucks. she seemed to be settling into a nice routine- shit came out of no where.

    ~midnight to ~four is a goddamn nightmare every fucking night
     
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  16. a.tramp

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    Hell yes, wife’s surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Another couple weeks and things will be back on track. Hopefully.