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#first time dad

# first-time-dad - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

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.

# first-time-dad - Friday 9 May, 2014

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.

# first-time-dad - Sunday 26 January, 2014

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.

# first-time-dad - Friday 18 October, 2013

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.

# first-time-dad - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

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.

# first-time-dad - Friday 12 July, 2013

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.