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    goodn Being a dad and all that palava

    My missus stunned me last night with news that she was expecting. Actually, not sure why I was so surprised given that we've been married for 4 years and she recently came off the pill, but just the sudden shock and realisation that I will be responsible for another human being has knocked me for six.

    She is over the moon and very excited, and I guess I like the idea of being a dad but I'm still a little nervous. I also know from a selfish perspective that many of my indulgences will have to be curbed e.g. I'm cancelling my order for a new car, no more big holidays, automatic gadget updates etc.. However the biggest factor playing on my mind is whether the baby will be healthy, and if it has health issues how well could we cope in a foreign country.

    I'm rambling a bit, but I am pleased and hopefully that will turn into genuine excitement as things start to progress.

    <big sigh! >

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    congratulations buddy

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    Congrats, good luck with it all
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    Well done Tiger! It can be good to have the support system of your respective families around you though which you won't have being im Schweiz. May be worth thinking about.


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    Congrats m8...Bert makes an excellent point!
    "Where you are is what you eat. When I'm in London I'll have beans on toast for lunch. On holiday — what? Tapas? Go on then I'll have a bit. You eat whatevers in that area"
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    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by BertRoot View Post
    Well done Tiger! It can be good to have the support system of your respective families around you though which you won't have being im Schweiz. May be worth thinking about.
    Thanks champ
    I know it will be more difficult for the missus, and I have floated the idea about returning home but she won't hear of it. Luckily Basel is only a 90 min flight from London, and its on the Easyjet route so its easy enough for friends and family to start coming over. There are also several expat support groups here, and English speaking creches and nurseries so slowly slowly we should develop a network.

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    Congrats fella

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    Congrats mate. Me & my mrs are expecting our 1st early December & I'm paying for it already having to finish all the house renovations before due date and saving cash for when she's on maternity. On the plus side tho it gave us both a good reason to give up smoking (4 months now) & for me to try & get fit again.

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    Congratulations mate.

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    congratulations mate, wish you all the best
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

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    Goodstuff & Goodluck, I am sure it will all be fine for you.

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    Big up your bad self!

    Nice one. Once that baby comes along it's a rollercoaster ride but worth every second. Hope she has a good pregnancy.

    Congrats.

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    Congrats mate.

    My boys 7 months now. Wouldnt swap it for nothing.

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    Congratulations to you, your wife and your fertile scrotum bro.

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    Congrats GTi, the first 12 weeks of the pregnancy are when things can go wrong, so once you're past this point, relax a bit more.

    In can understand your concerns about the childs health in a foreign county but believe me, if something does go wrong your natural instincts kick in and you'll make sure you understand everything, plus you're not in a 3rd world country.

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    Thanks guys for your well wishes. We're booked in for a scan at the end of September, and once we get the all-clear we can finally tell our folks. I might peruse Bert's old baby naming thread for some inspiration... something like Hortense if its a girl or Dorian for a boy

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    Humphrey for a boy and a drowning for a girl.


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    Congrats! The way you feel the love when you first cuddle em is unreal :-)

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    congrats mate, dont do what i did and turned up completely stoned when mt first child was born, the nurse thought i was a retard

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