I'm also new to the board too! I'm also in the same boat. My first kid is coming in September and I have a brother that is 8 years older and I live in SoCal while my entire family is back home in Missouri. Kind of sucks that we won't have a lot of family close by, especially family that has raised kids and can give us advice.
But I'm all about message boards, websites and anything I can read to equip me to become a good dad. Keep reading and hang in there....I'm almost certain that we will be okay.
Welcome to the daddy board. The interest you have in your child to join a message board about will come through in your parenting and I bet you will catch on quick. That's at least what I am saying to myself too.
I really have wanted to give big props to all the guys on here. Especially the ones that braved the site prior to the daddy board started. I'm sure you're all fantastic dads and dads to be.
/getting sappy about things