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I’m going to be a Dad!!!

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I’m proud to announce that my beautiful wife is just over 3 months pregnant with our first child!! I know that this is a movie blog, but I feel as though some of you virtual cyber friends would maybe like to hear my news. And if not, I’m telling you anyway! πŸ™‚

I read lots of blogs; people telling me what cake they baked this morning, what painting they are working on, what music gig they saw last night and what blockbuster movie they are watching next weekend. Basically a whole world of variety and information. So this is me deviating slightly and sharing some news which I have kept secret for what has felt like an eternity, and literally telling anyone and everyone I can.

Hopefully this will explain to everyone why I have used far too many guest posts recently. Or not replied to your interview/recorded a podcast/finishedΒ those reviews I’m working on for you. Every time I try to do them, I decide it’s more fun to google what size my baby currently is (FYI – this week it’s the size of an orange). Now our scan is done, and I’ve seen the most amazing thing I’ve ever helped create, I can start catching upΒ watchingΒ films and relaxing, making the most of my free timeΒ beforeΒ it is taken away.

I’ll leave you with aΒ photoΒ of our scan, and for anyone not fussed, normal service around here will resume on Monday. Until then I’m off to find more people to share my news with, and maybe soon I’ll stop smiling. I literally can’t wait to meet Baby Carter, and I’ve never felt prouder than I do right now. Maybe a Lammy win will be even better, but I’ll settle for this little thing.

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  1. Congratulations, deviant.

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  2. So…you’ve made a sequel,huh?

    Congrats!!!

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  3. Congratulations on your news.

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  4. :O That’s epic! Though, your movie watching hours will be cut down tremendously in a few months. I’m sure it will be worth it, though. πŸ™‚

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  5. Congratulations, Tyson. That’s certainly worth deviating from normal content. πŸ˜€

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  6. Fabulous news, congratulations to you both !

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  7. cinemasamurai

     /  May 11, 2013

    Oh god, another one of you? PLEASE NO! (Happy for you, mate).

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  8. Congratulations to the both of you.

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  9. That’s great! Congratulations! πŸ™‚ Your ability to watch movies will seriously decline. But it’ll be worth it. Just start stocking up on Disney & Pixar movies. πŸ˜‰

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    • My wife already has an unhealthy amount of Disney films. When she goes out the baby will be properly educated with Godfather & Goodfellas. Thank you!! πŸ™‚

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  10. biggreenjelly

     /  May 11, 2013

    A huge congratulations to you and Mrs. C.C from both of us.

    P.S. You now have just six months to persuade C to name the baby Pesci.

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    • Thanks to you both! I’m trying with the name, but so far Tyson, Bobby, Pesci, Marty, Tony (Soprano) & Billy (doll from Saw) have been vetoed. Still time though πŸ˜‰

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      • biggreenjelly

         /  May 11, 2013

        Bugger. You”ll either have to bribe her for the rest of the year or just name it when she’s out of it after the birth.

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        • Good plan. Worst case scenario she divorces me but at least the child will have a cool name πŸ™‚

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        • biggreenjelly

           /  May 11, 2013

          Now you’re a popular film blogger, you’ll have your pick of the ladies anyway.

          I’m lucky because Katie has already agreed to name any boy we have after two of my favourite actors.

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        • That is true.

          Humphrey & Alfred?

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        • biggreenjelly

           /  May 11, 2013

          I’m not saying but you’ve got to go back nearly a hundred years for them to be at their height.

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        • Wow, and she’s agreed?! We’ve got our names chosen too, equally secretive πŸ™‚

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        • biggreenjelly

           /  May 11, 2013

          Yeah, she liked it. Got the first name and middle name agreed to. Just need to work out how to make a baby now.

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        • I can’t help you with that. I was away when it happened. You’ll see us on Jeremy Kyle with the DNA special.

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  11. Congratulations!

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  12. Hearty congratulations to you both! I’m guessing the reviews are going to have to take a back seat for a little while!

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  13. Yayyyy! Congratulations!! πŸ˜€

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  14. Fabulous news my man! Congratulations to you and Carly. Another little film buff will be entering the world and joining us on our quest. πŸ˜‰

    I’d like to know where you have found the time to frolic? This constant blogging is a full time job. πŸ˜‰

    All the best very best sir, and I look forward to hearing more about this little “orange” growing and blossoming.

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    • Since you stopped Trivia Tuesdays we have an extra few spare minutes in our week to scratch that itch πŸ˜‰

      Thanks Mark, and I’ll be sure to update/bore everyone with the progress like all first time parents should πŸ™‚

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  15. Brilliant news, congratulations!! More than worthy of a mention here! πŸ™‚

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  16. aww congratulations!! πŸ˜€
    nothing wrong with deviating from writing about films…the best blogs are the personal ones, imo
    πŸ˜€

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  17. Woohoo, Congratulations!!

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  18. Adorable news, congratulations!

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  19. Congrats! You must be so happy! Have you considered any names? Maybe…John? Kidding, kidding… πŸ™‚

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  20. Paul

     /  May 11, 2013

    Congratulations man! That’s pretty huge.I wish you all the best with parenthood!

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  21. Frigging A! Well done Tyson. (And Mrs Tyson)

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    • Cheers Alastair!! It was mainly my effort and hard work, she has the easy life just ordering me around for 6 more months πŸ˜‰

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      • Haha πŸ˜€ Well she doesn’t want pre-eclampsia. Get her to make herself useful and do movie reviews

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        • I had to google that lol. She has me reading books so it looks like I have a clue what’s going on.

          She actually has done a Die Hard review…….I can’t wait to share that with everyone πŸ™‚

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        • I watched that the other day. I brought all four in a blu-ray boxed set. Not sure what country you are in, but I brought it for Β£10/$15.35(US)/$15.34(AUS) I’ll have to have a butcher’s hook at that when you post it

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        • In the UK. Got them on DVD but not blu ray. I reviewed it before Xmas, her review is a very different take……. Not as funny as a matrix one which I’m hoping to share too lol πŸ™‚

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        • LOL

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        • It’s amazing…. All I can remember from her matrix one is something about a spoon……

          And Die Hard she is very upset he has no shoes on πŸ™‚

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        • Hahaha πŸ˜€ My daughter couldn’t watch it because Willis had hair. lol

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        • That’s a good enough reason πŸ™‚

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  22. That’s great news Tyson, there’s no greater gift than being a farther. Enjoy your sleep now while you can get it because there’s no more sleeping in for you!

    Remember to name him Chris if its a boy, or a girl I guess. Middle name hipster, Chris Hipster Carter.

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    • Thanks Chris. Luckily I don’t sleep a lot anyway so I can’t wait. Easy to say that now though I guess!

      Chris Hipster Carter has a nice ring to it. I’ll see if my wife is in agreement πŸ˜‰

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  23. meeradarjiyr1

     /  May 11, 2013

    Congrats!!! πŸ™‚

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  24. jmount43

     /  May 11, 2013

    Okay Tyson, I’ve searched high and low on IMDb.com and I cannot find any movie entitled “I’m Going to Be a Dad”. What genre is this film? Judging from the grainy photo I would assume that it’s a sequel to Apollo 18 although I have no idea why since that movie sucked. Help me out here, man.

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  25. excellent news Tyson, well played and all the best with parenting πŸ˜‰

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  26. jmount43

     /  May 11, 2013

    Just kidding πŸ˜€ Congrats, my friend! Maybe you can find the Fisher Price edition of Casino to show for baby’s first movie.

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    • I know, and thank you John. I have turned out OK growing up on a diet of Casino & Goodfellas, so its the full uncut version of them all the way for my baby!! πŸ™‚

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  27. Congrats Tyson! That is absolutely awesome news πŸ™‚

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  28. Congrats man!

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  29. Congratulations Tyson! That’s fantastic news! I bet it’ll only be a matter of time before we’ll see a little Tyson Jr. πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks buddy. It is already a better speller than me, and I look forward to sharing/boring you all with photos and updates πŸ™‚

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  30. Amazing news! Congratulations! I can’t imagine how it feels to know you’re going to be a dad… look forward to that day myself!

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    • Thank you!! Very surreal, but seeing the scan and watching it move and seeing a heart beat – wow, just the best feeling πŸ™‚

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  31. Awsome, man, congratulations!! πŸ˜€

    Trust me, a Lammy win would NOT be better πŸ˜‰

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  32. Many congratulations my friend, wonderful news! I suppose it’s a good enough reason for your frankly shoddy blogging efforts lately πŸ˜‰

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    • I know, lazy shoddy workmanship. I should really store the guest reviews for when ill need them in about 6 months πŸ™‚

      Thanks Chris, much obliged πŸ™‚

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  33. That’s awesome! Congratulations!

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  34. Oh, congratulations to you and your bride, Tyson. It truly is one of the great, and a little frightening the first time, moments a person can experience. You’re about to cross into something that will mark your life forever. But, as you can see and read, besides those closest to you, your readership is wishing you well, my friend.

    Best, Michael

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    • Thank you Michael. Had so many nice messages, but that’s why I wanted to share it with you all. So many kind people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting on here πŸ™‚

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  35. Great news, man! In a couple of years, the only things you’ll be watching will be Dora the Explorer or Bob the Builder!
    Big, hearty congrats. I love being a dad, and I know you will, too.
    Bill

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  36. Cool news, Tyson! And just to play it safe, here are a few movies you should avoid watching over the next six months: It’s Alive, Rosemary’s Baby, Alien, Demon Seed, and anything in the Baby Geniuses canon.

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  37. Carly

     /  May 11, 2013

    Thank you for all the kind comments. This is Mrs. Carter – i like that especially as its the same name as the amazing Beyonce who baby and I saw this week.

    Can’t wait till November but slightly concerned Tyson is already threatening to dress the baby up as Billy Doll from Saw, the thing from the grudge and teach it to say ‘Red Rum’. I’m going to counteract this with lots of Disney & Pixar. x

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  38. Congrats Tyson! Like others have said, you’ll write a bit less and see fewer movies, but it’s all worth it. I have two girls at home, including a two-month-old baby, and it’s great! Awesome news.

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  39. Congratulations Tyson, that’s epic news! Now you have to do an article about evil babies in movies. If you don’t I will!

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  40. I always tell people … and I mean it … that I didn’t grow up until my son was born. Having a baby is a total game changer. Absolutely everything changes because you don’t look at life the same way every again. Things don’t mean what they meant before you became a parent. Quite probably you won’t have as much time to devote to blogging … at least not for a while. Babies are very absorbing. Time, energy, money, love, sleep … they need it all. Ah, babies. Congratulations. You are beginning the Big Adventure That Never Ends!

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  41. garryarmstrong

     /  May 11, 2013

    Well done, Pilgrim!! Put the slashers aside and crank up THREE GODFATHERS.

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  42. theipc

     /  May 11, 2013

    I kind of came around late to this post so most of your readers will probably miss this but:

    Let’s go ahead and get the big elephant out of the room: IT’S NOT MINE!!!!!!

    J/K of course – I can’t wait to watch Eric grow throughout the years!!!

    CONGRATS!!!

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    • If it was yours the least you could of done was leave me that present you couldn’t post!

      Thanks buddy, little Eric maybe it’s name πŸ™‚

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  43. Great news man! Baby Carter has got a life of awesome movie watching ahead!

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  44. You’re going to be a DADDY!!!!

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  45. GaryLee828

     /  May 11, 2013

    Tyson, you’re gonna need a paternity test after the birth b/c rumor has it that Scrotey (Eric Isaac’s best friend and band-member) has been running around with your wife; she couldn’t resist him after hearing his awe-inspiring “Dirty Finger” song that premiered #1 on the Billboard charts in the UK and the US after it premiered at the Shitfest Movie Festival 2013. Word has it that Eric is finally getting a little attention from the ladies, as well, after his masterful tambourine-banging, maraca-shaking, beer-can popping playing was discovered in the mammoth hit – but unfortunately they were just using him to get to Scrotey!

    Wait, Maury Povich just texted me the results….Tyson…you ARE the father!

    Congrats! I think you’re going to be an excellent dad. πŸ™‚

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  46. Congratulations, what exciting news! Just in time for Christmas too πŸ™‚

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  47. Congratulations!

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  48. Congrats, man!!

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  49. Congrats Ty, that’s great news! Best wishes to you and the missus.

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  50. So awesome. Congrats to you and of course to Ms. Carter, who’ll be doing all the real work, you lazy bastard! Lots of health and happiness for the expanding family!

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  51. Ah. Congratulations!

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  52. Lol, “I’ll settle for this little thing”, that child will read that some day and be like WTF Dad?

    Major congratulations, man πŸ™‚

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  53. Oh boy. Another little Tyson running around!

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  54. Huge congratulations to both of you!

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  55. Congrats! That’s awesome! Nothing like it in the world!

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  56. Congrats. I remember that feeling of wanting to tell people so badly you’re ready to burst… only to look over at the missus and her just shake her head “No” ever so slightly.

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  57. Congrats! Fatherhood is a close second for best thing in my life, losing out only to marriage. Enjoy every minute. I know it’s a cliche to say time flies by, but holy hell does it fly by.

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  58. Congratulations! Excellent news. Are you going to find out the sex of the baby or leave it as a surprise?

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    • Thank you!! πŸ™‚

      A surprise I believe….thats how we feel now anyway. May change as the time for that scan gets closer, but nice to be surprised now and again.

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  59. Good job and congrats! My girlfriend and I are a couple months ahead of you. Just found out the sex last week. (If you have a boy, you keep him away from my little girl-to-be!) Isn’t this the craziest, scaryexciting thing ever?

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    • Thank you, and congrats!!

      I don’t think we want to find out the sex, but I will indeed keep it away from yours if necessary πŸ˜‰

      Scary and exciting, just can’t wait. Apparently there are serious parts to it like work and care and finances but I’m ignoring those parts for now πŸ™‚

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  60. Awesome news Tyson, congratulations. I became a father almost two years ago and it is the best thing in the world πŸ™‚

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  61. AWESOME! I’m sure your kid will have an impeccable taste in films. Congrats!!

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  62. Woo hoo!! So we’re both celebrating a marital milestone this weekend Tyson. Congratulations man, how exciting, thanks for sharing this happy news with us bloggers πŸ˜€

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  63. WHOOP WHOOP! Biggest congratulations to you, kind sir! I hope that you enjoy each and every moment of it! This is why you have a blog: SHARE!!

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  64. Congrats Tyson….everybody’s throwing Godfather & Goodfellas names around…how about a simple name like John…… (get it John Carter and he’ll be immortal and imbued with Superpowers (at least on Mars) Sorry I’m a big Sci-Fi Fantasy fan…:). Again Congrats that means everything is working fine with the equipment…

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    • Haha, although Carter isnt my real name……. πŸ˜‰

      Thank you, and yeah I’m surprised things work too πŸ™‚

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  65. Congratulations, TyTy!!!! Sooooo happy for you and the wifey! πŸ™‚

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  66. Congrats Tyson, great news, nice job on slipping one past the goalie.

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  67. AWESOME!! Congratulations! It’s all downhill from here!

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  68. “Every time I try to do them, I decide it’s more fun to google what size my baby currently is (FYI – this week it’s the size of an orange)”

    LMAO. Congratulations. Boy or girl? I sense a whole slew of family movies in your future. :p

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  69. Congrats. Trust me – you are about to have one of the most amazing journeys you will ever have in your lifetime. My son trumps anything that I have accomplished or hope to accomplish. Just wait till you hear that first laugh or see that first smile – best thing in the world.

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  70. Oh my god 172 comments.
    Dude, you’re going to love it. My little girl is almost 2 and a half months old now, and she just gets better and better. It’s hard for me to write a lot with a family now, but I don’t really care. It’s so worth it. Congrats, and may your baby be like mine and sleep through the night every time.

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    • I know, everyone has been very kind with their comments! I imagine I will struggle to write too, but like you family will come first. Thanks Phobos, and as I work nights I hope the baby is up all night with my wife and sleeps all day with me πŸ˜‰

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      • Yea, I work nights as well. My wife stays at home, and by the time I get home, the baby is awake for about an hour and a half before we put her in her swing. Then at bedtime she sleeps in my arms, which is one of the things I look forward to the most every single day.

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        • Sweet dude, really sweet thing to say. More importantly though my wife saw my comment and says there is no chance Im getting away with it so easily πŸ™‚

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  71. Wow! Congratulations!!

    Does this mean you’ll go easier on movies that prominently feature babies? hahaha

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  72. Congrats man!! That is awesome news!

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  73. I’ve been out of the loop for a bit (partly because of my kids ironically), so I just saw this. Congrats and good luck!

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  74. kloipy

     /  May 17, 2013

    How am I just seeing this now? Congrats my friend! As a parent I can guarantee that nothing will ever be a better gift than that little girl or boy will be. So excited for you!

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  75. WOW! This is a wonderful deviation from the norm! Many, many congratulations. I am so thrilled for you. Apologies, bit out of the loop recently. Can’t seem to get on top of all that I need to do. I need to be stricter with yourself. Record every minute, enjoy every new experience and enjoy the sleep and unadulterated movie watching time before Baby Carter arrives and distracts you (in an amazing way!). Keep that smile! πŸ™‚

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    • THANK YOU!!

      No worries, thought I hadn’t seen you for a while. I literally cannot wait, and look forward to all the distractions!! πŸ™‚

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  76. A bit ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’ after all these comments but, nonetheless, hearty congatulations mate!!!
    Do me favour though; don’t let he/she wear those shoes that make a squeaky noise every time they take a step when they hit toddler-dom. Congrats to you and your good lady! x

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  77. Belated congratulations to you and your wife!

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  78. OMG, I have been so disconnected from my blogging friends for so long that I completely missed this – Congratulations!!! That is exciting news – cheers! I’m sure the baby is melon sized by now. πŸ™‚

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