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My girlfriend and I just had our first on Saturday morning.<br><br>
She's a vegetarian nutritionist, and her mom (who is not vegetarian) had a veggie lasagna waiting for us when we got home. She's always been very supportive of my girlfriend's choices, and that has not changed now that a baby is involved. It's so nice when everyone is so supportive and on the same page, especially after reading all the horror stories of family conflicts re: vegetarianism and children.
 

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Gratz brah, enjoy your sleepless nights.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/masonry/000/133/207/1307832615001.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Envy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3037000"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Gratz brah, enjoy your sleepless nights.</div>
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No, no, no... learn to play possum, let those maternal instincts take over.
 

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No, no, no... learn to play possum, let those maternal instincts take over.</div>
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Hmm, I wonder how much one could avoid in regular life by playing dead.
 

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We're kind of playing tag team lol. When he starts crying she tries to feed him (since my nipples are non functional <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">) and, if that's not the problem, she goes back to bed and I take over.<br><br>
I'm thinking of switching to a polyphasic sleep schedule similar to the one done by <a href="http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2007/03/polyphasic-sleep-one-year-later/" target="_blank">this guy</a>, at least until the little one starts sleeping through the night. We're fortunate that we have the option of not working for the next half year or so. Both of us can focus on the baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hmm, I wonder how much one could avoid in regular life by playing dead.</div>
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A lot, however staying in bed and letting someone else deal with a squalling child rates high on the list of things to avoid.
 

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Congratulations. Every happiness!
 

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Wonderful news - congratulations!
 

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Aww congratulations! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":baby:"> And that's lovely about her mom.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Hmm, I wonder how much one could avoid in regular life by playing dead.</div>
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Well, there's always pretending you're asleep to get out of doing things or talking to people. Worked for me many times.
 

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Yay congrats!!!!<br>
And that is awesome that you can take so long off of work to bond with the little one!!! Enjoy all that wonderful bonding time, it goes by so fast!
 

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Congratulations!!!
 

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yep, enjoy it. sometimes things can be easy.
 

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Congratulations!<br><br>
I'm not sure how to handle the sleeplessness. I have bouts of insomnia on a fairly regular basis. My problem is that I take a long time to drop off, so if I wake up 2 or more times during the night, my whole night is sometimes shot, as far as sleep goes. A radio left on low helps me to drift off by giving my mind something else to focus on instead of racing around from thought to thought. I was going to suggest the two of you taking alternate nights so you would each get a good nights' sleep on alternate nights, or maybe dividing the night into two shifts... but there's the feeding issue you mentioned.
 

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Congrats!<br><br>
I think IamJen is having her first pretty soon as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Congrats! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":baby:">
 

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Yay congrats!!!!<br>
And that is awesome that you can take so long off of work to bond with the little one!!! Enjoy all that wonderful bonding time, it goes by so fast!</div>
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It's sort of a situation we have no control over so figure we might as well make the best of. I'm still waiting on my Canadian work permit before I can work in Montreal and, though I could drive across the border every day and work in the U.S., there isn't much of my line of work in rural New York. I figure that gives me enough of an excuse to focus on baby bonding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Congratulations!<br><br>
I'm not sure how to handle the sleeplessness. I have bouts of insomnia on a fairly regular basis. My problem is that I take a long time to drop off, so if I wake up 2 or more times during the night, my whole night is sometimes shot, as far as sleep goes. A radio left on low helps me to drift off by giving my mind something else to focus on instead of racing around from thought to thought. I was going to suggest the two of you taking alternate nights so you would each get a good nights' sleep on alternate nights, or maybe dividing the night into two shifts... but there's the feeding issue you mentioned.</div>
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Yeah we're having to adapt to that pretty quick lol. Sleeping during the night isn't a problem really. The second I hit the bed, I'm out until something wakes me... so long as it's night time. And from being in the military most of my life, I'm not unaccustomed to sleep deprivation. I'm not much of a napper though, and that seems to be my problem right now. No matter how little sleep I get during the night, once the sun comes out sleep time is over.
 
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