Mike Ain't it the truth bro. You have to take it in stride, that is what makes a family a family... The birth of your first born is a real world awakening, it takes you from the happy go lucky dweeb prior to the birth to the over protective SOB that will get ready to fight at the drop of a hat if someone even looks at your wife or kid wrong.. The birth of an infant is one of the best things that you can have in your life. You hosting tea parties will be just another adventure in watching your daughter grow up, you will be come her best friend and at times her worst enemy. But remember, no matter what happens, she is your child and even at 6'4" 300lbs tattooed, she will have you wrapped around her little finger the first time she looks at you and melt your heart when she first says "mama" or "dada". But remember, even though the raising of a child can be a road full of bumps and potholes, it is part of being a father and family.