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I'm gonna be a dad!!!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mighty Milt, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. andy_george

    andy_george Member

    Congrats Milt!

    I haven't been on the forum nearly as much recently dues to our 5 month old bundle of joy. So you may wanna post *extra* often while you've got the time!

    Mr. Mom is a ton of fun. I do it quite often, and it's so rewarding!

    Best of Luck! Can't wait to see your future Microvan after you've had about 5 years of tinkering in the garage!

  2. Don-in-Japan

    Don-in-Japan Member

    Congrats brother..
  3. Don-in-Japan

    Don-in-Japan Member

    Went thru a few of these things myself.. gave up, and it happened naturally after a couple years. Keep the faith!
  4. wainair

    wainair Member

    Big Congrats Milt! At a Boy!
  5. confuzed

    confuzed Member

    :DCONGRATS:D Hope you have lots of hair enjoy it now you will be pulling it out soon enough ...Raised girls ooooooooooo wait till the teen years and the boys come out of the wood work.Raised boy ooooooooo fear and panic when they get a gf quick have THE TALK:confused:... bUT WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS SIT BACK AND ENJOY IT IS FUN.:pop:. So this could go both ways then you have more computer time or lol your toooooo busy to get on it.:eek:
  6. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    went for an ultra sound today... officially 7 weeks and 3 days...

    my baby is the size of a grape and is growing flippers (some day they'll be hands)... :D

    you can even see the brain... it's the dark spot on the head

  7. wainair

    wainair Member

    Cool! Amazing "baby's first pics" Milt!!
  8. Windmill

    Windmill Member

    Brings back memories from 25 years ago. Great picture keep us updated.
  9. Don-in-Japan

    Don-in-Japan Member

    Yup.. I see the arms and feet.

    Milt is experiencing the first form of "Oyabaka". It gets worse as the baby gets older..!
  10. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    Congrats on finding out your being blessed beyond your wildest dreams. I might add to the lessons above( many years and 6 kids experience talking) you are now becoming a second class citizen. Mama will let you know, NO is something you will have to learn very quickly. Hurry up the baby is crying is next. Learn these quickly, and get a remote for the TV, and a good supplies of batteries. the noise from the TV will help the baby sleep, and you will to change channels a lot looking for something to keep you awake when you try to lay the baby back in her bed.
    Although, with the first child when the inlaws and out laws come to visit, and YOUR holding the baby, they will literally jump through hoops to get you something so that you wont have to get out of the chair while holding the baby. That will not last long though, they will find out the baby can go from person to person with out to much fuss. Also, (seriously) you and the wife take a night out even if for a few hours weekly and remember who you two are. When the baby goes to bed in the evening, that precious time until you retire for the evening is your time. ENJOY it.
    Again, congrats, mine are all grown, and gone from home in college or married, and I would love to have all of them back here underfoot. BY the way, my wife and I are still laughing over the 11 lessons. How true, how true
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  11. CHAD S.

    CHAD S. New Member

    Way To Go Milt Man!!!!!! Kids Are The Bomb!!! Congrats:d

    Chad S.
  12. glenn

    glenn Member

    hey buddy...just came on line again......congrats......

  13. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    thanx man, glad to see you found your way back... you have a lot of reading to catch up on around here :D
  14. Bisqwik

    Bisqwik New Member

    Congrats Milt,
    We have 3 boys a 14,12,and a 11 month old:eek:. A year or so ago I would have said great you will enjoy being a dad. That is I forgot how must fun babies are. That happens when the cute babies grow up to be teenage boys:frustration:. But know with our youngest and us being well more mature. It is over the top great. I would like another one. My wife said three is all she is good for. I will keep working on her.
    The ultrasounds really get cool. They have new 3d stuff now.
  15. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    we got a 3D look last week, i can't believe what they can do now!! it was pretty early to really see much but jen had to go in for a small emergency that wasn't bad news after all, just a good scare.

    only two months into this and i've chewed off all my nails, by the time the kid is born i'll be down to the second knuckle on my fingers :eek:
  16. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    It's a BOY!!!!!

    just found out yesterday... we're so excited.. jen has been sure it would be a boy since day one.. women's intuition i guess.
  17. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    those women! they seem to just know.. couple friend are having kids, one just popped and they both knew what it would be before the ultrasound.
  18. wainair

    wainair Member

    Congrats Milt! Your going to have someone to hold the light! (while you show him how to fix things!!)
  19. tmikewww

    tmikewww Member

    Congratulation! Now your life begins...........One like you've never known before.
  20. kmoneil

    kmoneil Administrator Staff Member

    Awesome, Congrats Milt!!
  21. confuzed

    confuzed Member

    so when you buying him his first tool set?
  22. 93mit

    93mit Member

    With our first the ultrasound said that it was a girl, I remind HIM of that from time to time.
  23. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Moderator Staff Member

    lol i can see milt pulling a Tim Taylor and coming to the delivery room with a kids tool belt and so forth :p
  24. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    yeah that's what i was afraid of... but this isn't our first Ultrasound and we already had an idea early on tho the US tech wouldn't confirm. now it looks like it is for sure.. the girl said 99.9% sure

    but then again, there is nothing i'm so sure of i would bet my dick on a chopping block :eek:

    either way, boy or girl, they're gonna be a bad ass wrench :D

  25. B-Edwards

    B-Edwards New Member

    Just wanted to say congrats! Life as you knew just ended , but that's not a bad thing. You wont sleep much for several years , if ever again but it's worth it. My son who is 10 now got his first pimple the other day and believe it or not that is another landmark in his and our families life. I would say try and take pleasure in everything you do with the little guy even the diaper changes. It goes fast and its the best ride you can take. Dont spoil him to the point that he is helpless, alot of parents do that now-days and it is very very easy to do. Tell him you love him everyday and never stop.
  26. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    ok, so to make a long story longer...

    last sunday when my dad was over helping paint the nursery jen came home from the store and said her blood pressure was a little higher than normal. once isolated incident didn't bother me since we had a scheduled baby dr. appt. the next day.

    when we got to the dr. monday afternoon her BP was 180/110. we were immediately sent to the hospital and she was admitted with preeclampsia.

    it was quickly determined that she would not be going home pregnant and the question was "how long can she wait"? she was at 34 weeks & full term is 40 weeks... not too far off, but 6 weeks is a long time for a baby. they immediately put her on meds to keep her from having seizures and tried three different meds to lower her BP but none really worked. i have a lot going on at my welding shop right now & with her family around her she sent me on my way. by lunch tuesday, while i was at the shop, they were trying to induce.

    they broke her water with no results, then started her on meds to induce.. still no results. they weened her off one then back on it. finally at 7am on wednesday she was ready and they called the dr. with just a few good pushes i saw my baby boy for the first time.

    they had a whole crew on hand for preemies. they took him to the table on the other side of the room, cleaned him up, then brought him back. that seemed like a really good sign. after a couple snap shots they took him to NICU and i followed.

    he was extremely lethargic (from the magnesium phosphate jen was on for the seizures) to the point that he was able to breathe, but couldn't muster the energy. they gave him a shot of caffein (just like his dad needs) to try and get him going. it didn't work and before i knew he was intibated and on a ventilator, IV hooked up, blood pressure cuff around his ankle and a few other things.


    it broke my heart to see him like that, but i was just happy he was breathing.

    by about 10pm they had weened him off most of the oxygen and the respirator was only assisting 15 out of 40 breaths per minute. by the time i was leaving at 5am for work on thursday they had pulled the breathing tube and i heard my baby boy cry for the first time.. it was quiet and more like a whimper but i finally heard his voice.

    jen was too far out of it from the meds that she didn't even see the boy for the first two days. she finally made it up last night for the first time and got to hold him, feed him a bottle and later feed him naturally. she just kept appologizing for being gone the first 2 days... but i'm sure he understands.



    today they released jen and i brought her home an hour ago and hopefully if all goes well the boy will be home next week or the week after. he's really improving quickly and is now just laying there under some fancy lights to take care of the jaundice. jen was in tears because they sent her home and she couldn't take the boy with her... but it's all for the best.
  27. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    and here's a couple more with my son...

    i introduce to you LINCOLN XAVIER!! (and no, he's not named after the welder, it's just a cool name)

    born 10-14-9
    5lbs even (pretty good for being 6 weeks early)




  28. kmoneil

    kmoneil Administrator Staff Member

    Congrats man! I wish the best for you and your family!

    Welcome to the world Lincoln Xavier!
  29. thefuzz783

    thefuzz783 Member

    Congrats Milt, now the fun starts! I have a 17 month old, and love every minute of it!
  30. slimbad

    slimbad Member

    Lincoln Xavier


    Congratulations to you and Jen. Nice photos and glad everyone is doing well. Lincoln isn't a preemie - He was just eager to start living/learning.........slim:D

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