Costco – Evelyn’s biggest portaloo

Evelyn was invited to a fancy dress party last week with the theme of Pirates and Fairies. Perfect timing as her latest obsession is the 1953 version of Peter Pan, which obviously portrays both of these professions. After conceding that a pumpkin costume was not a valid option, our toddler decided that she’d like to be a pirate. “Great” I thought – Costco have some pretty decent pirate costumes in right now, let’s go! “Do you need the toilet before we go?” I asked. “No” she lied. Continue reading “Costco – Evelyn’s biggest portaloo”

Indecent(ish) Proposal – proposing when she’s pregnant

We were pregnant, that much had sunk in. The idea of being a father had filtered through the layers of sediment and rock that was my reluctance to initially grasp it. The enriched product being bottled at the source was my excitement at becoming a dad. With that now settled, I could return to my task of organising my proposal – something I had planned to do before we even found out we were pregnant. Continue reading “Indecent(ish) Proposal – proposing when she’s pregnant”

This is a mum’s world

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been out with Evelyn alone and I’ve somehow invited dad stereotype comments such as “where’s mummy today then?”, “are you babysitting today?” and “you’ve been allowed out alone with her have you?”.
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Jekyll and Hyde (or rather, Hide!) – Pregnancy Mood

Whether you’ve read the book or not, most of us are familiar with the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – the mild-mannered individual who takes a potion and is awarded the addition of a new personality with psychopathic mood and tendencies. I’m sorry to say that this sums up pregnancy – and us guys supplied the potion. Continue reading “Jekyll and Hyde (or rather, Hide!) – Pregnancy Mood”

Top 10 Items Dads Should Have in Their Labour Kit/Hospital Bag

There are so many articles out there that explain what mums should pack in their hospital bag when they go into labour. What about us dads? I’m sure you’ve got this covered, but here are my suggestions so you’re not caught short with your labour kit.

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Liftoff in T Minus 9 Months

Well the 50 megaton bomb had well and truly been dropped on me. My girlfriend of 6 months was pregnant! I hadn’t seen her since finding out, and I hadn’t seen either set of parents.

They say in the second leading up to your death you see your whole life up to that point flash before your eyes, but in the second after finding out we were pregnant I saw everything my life could have been flash before my eyes.

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Well…I Guess We’re Pregnant!

It’s not always how it’s shown in the films ladies and gents. The lady isn’t always as graceful in taking the pregnancy test; the man doesn’t always lift her up and spin round with absolute euphoria, and sometimes the only fade to black we see at the end of the scene is due to us passing out.

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