Congratulations! Be prepared for immediate life changes even before the baby is even born. The pregnancy process seems to take forever while you're going through it. 1. Be patient with your partner. She will be emotional, hormonal, and a lot of times irrational. But try to make the next few months happy and comfortable as you can for her because she will need the help and support. 2. Put in as many extra hours as you can and save money because babies are expensive! 3. Take birthing classes with her at 7 - 8 months. For guys, this sucks. But come baby's birthday you'll see just how important the techniques you learn there are. 4. Start buying stuff for the kid and getting a room prepared around 6 months, while mom is still able to move around a lot and decide things with you. Baby names too. 5. The last stretch will be hard, and she will be very uncomfortable and hard to please. I reiterate: Patience! :) 6. Labour, will be the hardest thing she's ever done in her life, and the most intense experience of yours but once you hear that baby cry in an instant it's all worth it! 7. Babys first days - have a week or two booked off work. Expect a lot of time with the new grandparents. Expect gross nasty poop, lots of crying, and hardly any sleep for at least the first 2 weeks. 8. Be excited because this is a major stepping stone in your life, but approach it all carefully with love, commitment, dedication and hard work and it will be the best thing to ever happen to you!
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Congrats and good luck there is a great book "what to expect when your expecting". This book is fantastic to have as a reference as to what is going on and is very helpful. There are list of others as well even funny ones that find humor in sone of the 'not so funny' things thst can happen during pregnancy. I HIGHLY recommend the book. Also, be sure to ask questions and attend the prenatal visits. Remember**** the ONLY stupid question is the one you did NOT ask! Best of luck You are in for the most amazing experience of your life. It has been said that a person never truly experiences live until they become a parent. I wish your partner a healthy pregnancy and the both if you a healthy child