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You guys are the worst.
Dude, yesterday I watched my youngest kid play violin in front of 500 people. Later in the day, I watched my middle child win a relay race. It is a metric fuck-tonne of work, and kids are hard. But just wait. Never before has your heart been so full as when you watch your kids achieve things, when they learn things, when they surprise you. Don't let us get you down. Having kids is super hard, and fucking wonderful.
 

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Thanks fella. I'll take all the pep talks I can get.

I know why this takes 9 months. It's because it takes the dad 8 months to get on board, right?
 

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Yeah singleton parents are like elite rich snooty assholes who got it easy in life. Twins is like going to prison. Three or more you should probably just disappear yourself.
Twins sound pretty easy. Kinda sucks being outnumbered at pretty much all times
 

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Thanks fella. I'll take all the pep talks I can get.

I know why this takes 9 months. It's because it takes the dad 8 months to get on board, right?
It's all worth it in the end. It's hard and sometimes gross but there is nothing like seeing your kid take their first step or say their first word or as lurkingdirk lurkingdirk said accomplish something they set out to do.

There are days being a parent sucks and you just want to do anything other than watch the same movie over and over again but those days are few and far between the days when your kid amazes you.
 

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It's all worth it in the end. It's hard and sometimes gross but there is nothing like seeing your kid take their first step or say their first word or as lurkingdirk lurkingdirk said accomplish something they set out to do.

There are days being a parent sucks and you just want to do anything other than watch the same movie over and over again but those days are few and far between the days when your kid amazes you.
Definitely this.
 

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Thanks fella. I'll take all the pep talks I can get.

I know why this takes 9 months. It's because it takes the dad 8 months to get on board, right?
A woman becomes a mother when she is pregnant. A man becomes a father when they see their newborn child.

Dont stress the mixed emotions and fear right now. When you see that kid fatherhood will be real and natural.
 

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A woman becomes a mother when she is pregnant. A man becomes a father when they see their newborn child.

Dont stress the mixed emotions and fear right now. When you see that kid fatherhood will be real and natural.
Or you'll have another reason to hate Daquon down in accounting.
 

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I'm mostly onboard now. At least I don't feel lile my life is ending anymore. I'm mainly just freaked out by the fragility of infants, my inexperience with them, and the fact that my lady forgets to feed the dogs almost every godamn evening and then gets mad when I ask "did you feed the dogs?".
 

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I was freaked out. Turns out a kid isn't that bad at all. Don't worry
 

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It's all worth it in the end. It's hard and sometimes gross but there is nothing like seeing your kid take their first step or say their first word or as lurkingdirk lurkingdirk said accomplish something they set out to do.

There are days being a parent sucks and you just want to do anything other than watch the same movie over and over again but those days are few and far between the days when your kid amazes you.
It’s pretty awesome coming home and having them scream “Daddy” while running up to give you a hug.
 

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It’s pretty awesome coming home and having them scream “Daddy” while running up to give you a hug.
Happens every time I come home from being gone all week. It's a happy and sad moment when I talk to my 4 year old on the phone, and I say, hey, what day is tomorrow? "Friday" , "what happens on Friday?" "Daddy comes home!!" :(
 

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To put it into perspective , my wife gave birth in our home and when we arrived they made her shower by herself and she fell. That was the beginning..
To put it in even more perspective, I had a pretty rocky pregnancy with my second and when he was born and completely healthy I was elated--almost high. Then I hear my OB in the next room scolding a new mom and telling her how serious it was that she gave birth with heroin in her system. ...wouldn't be all that bad except I heard it when I was having a monthly checkup with a (probably) different woman, too. Snapped me back to reality pretty quickly. Giving birth in a city...and a city in the state that has the best Medicaid in the country is not recommended, IMO.
 

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To put it in even more perspective, I had a pretty rocky pregnancy with my second and when he was born and completely healthy I was elated--almost high. Then I hear my OB in the next room scolding a new mom and telling her how serious it was that she gave birth with heroin in her system. ...wouldn't be all that bad except I heard it when I was having a monthly checkup with a (probably) different woman, too. Snapped me back to reality pretty quickly. Giving birth in a city...and a city in the state that has the best Medicaid in the country is not recommended, IMO.
I think the question that arises from this post is, why were you at a hospital and not a vet clinic Donkey?
 

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Buddy I’ve got triplets. Twins sound pretty easy
Were they naturally concieved? This may sound horrible, but I had a minor panic attack waiting to get my first ultra sound with both, hoping there weren't two heartbeats. If there were three, I'd have an extreamly hard time not terminating. I wouldn't, but I'd think about it. I have "Irish twins" and it's hard. I can't imagine actual twins.
 

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Were they naturally concieved? This may sound horrible, but I had a minor panic attack waiting to get my first ultra sound with both, hoping there weren't two heartbeats. If there were three, I'd have an extreamly hard time not terminating. I wouldn't, but I'd think about it. I have "Irish twins" and it's hard. I can't imagine actual twins.
My wife went to a doctor and took some sort of medication and then a shot. Some sort of hormone thing I think.

The first ultrasound I wasn’t there for, but when my wife called me after getting out we both were freaking out a bit. Well, a lot actually. We were (and are) in a good financial place, but the logistics were pretty scary.

And then we went to the next ultrasound, and low and behold there were 4. At this point we were beyond freak out and really were just unbelieving. Doctor talked to us about reduction, not suggesting we do it but just mentioning that it was an option. We looked into it solely for the reason of increasing odds of the children being healthy, but found there wasn’t significant differences.

Found out in later ultrasound it was 2 boys and 2 girls. Then sometime between the week 20 and 22 ultrasound we lost one of the girls. It sucked.