Re: New Fathers?
Unlike my wife, I couldn't wait for our son to reach each next stage, crawling, babbling, walking, etc, because that is one more thing he can do for himself. She just wanted him to stay little and cute. It's hard adjusting to each new problem, but my favorite thing to do is play with my kid and watch him slowly emerge. The best thing to do to keep your sanity is get as much sleep as you can (we sleep trained ours around a year old, but in hindsight would have a bit earlier), probably avoid too much alcohol or caffeine and stay in decent shape so you don't wear down (those babies will kick your butt dude), and find a good babysitter so you can go out and spend 2 hours at the movies worrying about your kid - who's safe asleep. Having a partner to trade off with is very important as well.