Long time listener, first time poster.
My partner is expecting in early March, and over the last few months especially we have been steadily progressing towards having the right setup with bits and bods (clothes, cot, bouncer, pram, car seat etc) and what will be the nursery.
Been trying to finish the diy renovations also, and of course working long hours!
That said, while I've really tried to take an active part in the pregnancy all the way through, so much of the material is for women that I find it very hard to stay interested in it. It reminds me of accounting in university.
It's not that I don't want to be involved, or am not supportive, (heck I am planning on taking time off for the bub too - 3 months) but I am finding it extremely hard to find father orientated material that is not about the following:
1. Sex (or lack thereof)
2. When we will be able to go out and have a few with mates
3. When life will return to normal
All of which, with all due respect to my mates, I don't really care all that much about right now and would much rather read about things like nutrition, things we need and behavioural stuff.
As a result I do feel very alienated by a lot of what is out there.
Largely speaking as a result my partner has been doing the lion's share of the research and the purchasing.
I mean, when she starts throwing around terms like romper, bunny rug, possetting and nappy wrap, I want to be able to understand it all, and certainly there is an expectation from her that I do. (and disappointment when I don't!)
It might be late in the piece, but could someone point me in the right direction of a resource (book or otherwise) that I can use as a new starting point? - Currently forcing myself through "What to expect the first year"
Thanks in advance