So I realize that this maybe the worst/best place to ask this, but my biggest debate at the moment is in how much research/homework should I do as a future father?

On one side, I get that hellobee and the books and classes out there must make for a wealth of experiences that can be learned from...but on the other hand, I think that there's a certain excitement in trying to figure out life without being over-prepared.

Additionally, my wife has fully committed to the I'll have no problem getting the "cliff's notes." (sounds like a pretty common situation, no?)

So, I guess a good way to re-phrase my question is: looking back, what worked for you or what would you do differently?

Should I become a mildy obsessive student of parenting
or get thrown in the deep end without much of a paddle?