Firstly, congratulations. You’re about to embark on a life-changing journey. I can’t say that you’re going to “boldly go where no man has gone before”….if you exist then…your father has….well, you get the picture.
Being a dad is amazing. Being an expectant dad is amazing.
Listen to my words of wisdom, fathers of the future.
Get your sleep now. I wish I slept more before I had kids. Then again, it’s probably a good idea to make the most of your evenings, because you’ll be regularly having the “Early Bird Special” once you have kids, and dinner will be at 5:30 on the dime.
You’ll get really hungry again at 8pm. Resist the urge to make a ham and cheese jaffle on a nightly basis. You will turn into Jabba the Hut.
Things will change. But don’t whinge about being tired all the time because your partner will be 5000 times more tired than you will be.
You’ll be helping out a lot more at home once the little bubba arrives.
Essentially, you’re like a point guard in basketball, you’ll be assisting your partner all of the place: cleaning, tidying, carrying the screaming baby when mum passes out due to exhaustion. So, sleep now. Or go out now. I did the latter.
Just get used to the fact that you’ll be waking up with an alcohol-free hangover each day.
Remember Yoda’s words of wisdom in relation to not giving in to anger when your wife is expecting.
The hormones are intense. Your partner is going through so much even without the hormones. As far as I can tell (in my completely uneducated opinion) the hormones are like USSR emotion steroids.
It’s intense. Basically, be patient and think about your partner’s much more difficult situation. Try not to be a baby because your partner is carrying a baby.
Looking back, I was more of a baby before we had a baby.