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    But that doesn't mean it's always selfish.

    A friend we grew up with just had his first child a few days ago. He's absolute ecstatic about it and he is turning 50 this year. He just got married last year, it took him a while to meet the right person. He had other long term girlfriends but this is his first marriage, because he finally found the right one. I think it's lovely that they're starting a family, because he'll be a terrific dad, and that child will be loved. Yes, he'll have less time with his parents, but it will be a joyful time. They are thrilled to be parents, finally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minx_Kristi View Post
    My Dad's new wife is expecting his 3rd child in less than 3 weeks. He is 58 and yes, I think he is being completely selfish.

    Whenever I see him, he always has something wrong with him. He has high BP, has done for a good few years and has been told by his doctor that his health isn't the best.

    He wasn't the best parent to my older half brother (33) and when my parents marriage dissolved, he failed as a father/grandfather. I do not want this baby to feel how I felt when my Dad passes. They're already planning their second child together.

    You might be right, he might still be a lazy uninvolved selfish slob. But, maybe having a new wife and now a new baby will make him start to reconsider some of his decisions and he'll start doing things to make him healthier. Maybe he'll be the old man running around with the kids that everyone thinks are his grandkids, coaching soccer & riding bikes in the park. That's the things about life changes like the birth of a new baby; they really *can* change your life! And in the years since you were born, maybe he's done some emotional growth that might make him a better father to this baby than he was to you.
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