• Fatherhood

    Welcome to the world…Austin David Yule

    So the little guy had been baking away inside the womb for 9 very long months. 9 months that have provided tears, pain, fear and apprehension, and that was just from me! We’d spent hours in parenting classes, hundreds of pounds on baby gear and thousands of moments thinking about how amazing it will be when he arrives. Amy was due to be induced on Monday 25th September, the date was booked. We were convinced this would be the day. Our son, however, had other ideas. Just like his mum, he does things on his terms and waits for nobody’s permission. I had gone to work as normal on Tuesday…

  • Work

    How To Survive Being The Only Guy In The Workplace

    In March 2017 I decided that it was time for a career change. I knew that I wanted to work with children (yes really), but I had no clue what I would be good at. I’d tried working with older children but they’ve too much attitude and they get right on my nerves. After trying and failing with a few different jobs I decided that I would dive into the wonderful world of nurseries. A world full of sick, wee and poo. Now I know what you are thinking, aren’t nurseries for women? If you were to go into a nursery, you would certainly assume so. Not a man in…

  • Pregnancy

    Antenatal Classes

    So it’s nearly the end of the pregnancy now and it’s almost time to meet your baby. Before you can do this however, there is the small matter of attending antenatal classes. For anyone unaware of what these classes involve, they are basically classes teaching you how to be a parent. You’ll learn how to support your partner through labour, what to take to the hospital when the big day arrives and most importantly…what to do when the baby arrives! The first concept to get your head around is the fact that you will be experiencing these classes alongside another 10-15 pregnant couples, all as anxious and clueless as you…

  • Pregnancy

    5 Things To Expect In The Third Trimester

    So we’ve made it through the first trimester with the morning sickness, and we’ve survived the second trimester with the bigger breasts and higher sex drive in your partner (that was a tough few months, not sure how I got through that) and we’ve finally made it to the third trimester. The calm before the storm, the countdown to takeoff, the home stretch. It’s nearly time for baby to make their arrival, and for you as the father to get your shit together. Here’s a few things to expect during the third trimester…   1. Bump’s Getting Big At this point of the pregnancy, you can expect your partner’s bump…

  • Pregnancy

    13 Weeks To Go!

    It’s been another eventful couple of weeks since my last post. Never a dull moment in my life! From watching my pregnant girlfriend melt in the heat to trying to rescue her from the bathroom, it’s always an entertaining time with Amy. All whilst our baby grows more and more every day. Heatwave So recently we’ve experienced a bit of a heatwave. I use the word heatwave very lightly. In this country three days of sun classes as a heatwave. We all go slightly insane when the sun comes out. But then of course, we have to moan about how hot it is as well. It’s the British way. With…

  • Pregnancy

    15 weeks to go!

    So this blog entry is going to be a little different. Rather than choosing a random topic, I’ve decided that I’m going to be writing a weekly recap of what’s going on in my life. This is mainly because I’ve completely run out of topics to write about, and thought it would be good to share how exciting my week has been. My thriving social life, extravagant adventures and wild night outs should keep you all entertained! Ha! What a lie, I’m hoping my days of lounging on the sofa, being picked on by my pregnant girlfriend and nights in watching Love Island are enough. New Toy The most excited…

  • Life

    The Honest Truth About Cancer

    We’ve all seen the adverts on the TV, every 1 in 3 is affected by cancer. Whether that be directly, a loved one or a friend. Based on that statistic, it affects a very large amount of the world’s population. It’s an illness that breaks families apart and ruins the lives of millions. Cancer has become a taboo topic, it’s almost become a swear word in our language. We have even started to refer to it as the ‘C word’. People are frightened to discuss it, because of the destruction that it causes and the fear of upsetting the people who have to live with it, and the families of…

  • Pregnancy

    A Man’s Guide To Living With Your Partner

    What every guy needs to know, is that living with your partner is not all fun and games that you expect it to be when you first move in. It’s harder than it looks having your own place and learning to live with your partner. It’s a well known fact that you never really know someone properly until you live with them. It’s also known that you have no idea how shit you are at being an adult until you move out. Cooking Cooking is a huge part of moving out, because if you don’t cook you don’t eat. Or in my case, you cook and burn everything in sight.…

  • Pregnancy

    Dads – How To Bond With Your Unborn Baby

    Bonding with someone that you have never met seems like a strange concept. Everyone tells you when the baby is born, nature will take over and you will have an instant bond with your child. This may be true, but why wait until they are born to start that bond. There are plenty of ways that father’s can begin the bonding process whilst the baby is still ruining the mother’s body from the inside. Talk To The Bump Babies can start to hear familiar voices and sounds from around 22 weeks, so your unborn child will be able to hear your voice from then on. As crazy as it might…

  • Pregnancy

    Baby Scans

    The baby scans are without doubt one of the best moments parents to be will experience during the pregnancy. Seeing your unborn child moving and breathing is amazing. They may be incredible moments, but for future dads, the experience can be a daunting one. Hundreds of different thoughts run through your mind as you see your child up on the screen. Firstly, this is really happening, there’s definitely a human in there. Secondly, this human is going to be fully developed and ready to burst it’s way into the world in a few months, am I ready for this? I don’t think anybody is ever ready for parenthood, but it’s…