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# first time dad

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Since becoming a dad I've realised what a piddling effort I've made with my friends' babies
Having a baby plugs you into the world around you, writes Adrian Russell.
Diary of a First Time Dad: Teething time and becoming Don Draper
Working long hours, with a wife and child at home, reverted me to a 1950s style husband until somebody (not me) spoke up.
Diary of a First Time Dad: Sleeping with one eye open
The milestones keep falling and our baby girl is now a wizened three-month-old but we’re only getting started, writes Patrick McCarry.
Diary of a First Time Dad: We've got company!
Our baby girl is a week old and my wife and I are settling into life as parents after exhausting Plans A to Z.
Diary of a First Time Dad: Early arrivals, packing bags and last hurrahs
With our first baby due in October, my wife and I are revelling in everyday events like going for a walk together or having weekend lie-ins, writes Patrick McCarry.
Diary of a First Time Dad: Joy, queasiness, and getting through an Irish wedding unrumbled
My wife and I talked abstractly about having children one day – but our baby obviously had plans of its own. Now, we’re handling the joy and challenges of pregnancy and impending parenthood, writes Patrick McCarry.