• Relationships,  Wedding

    A Unique Proposal

    Do you ever sit there and think…how can I make myself feel as uncomfortable as possible? No? I didn’t think so, that’s just me then. This event happened a long time ago now, all the way back in May, but I’ve never got round to sharing my story, until now. When I decided that I was going to propose to Amy, I wanted it to be memorable. Something that people would remember for years to come. If you aren’t much of a reader and would prefer to just watch what happened then you are in luck, because I filmed the whole thing and uploaded it to YouTube. Click on the…

  • Fatherhood

    Parenting: Expectation vs Reality

    Babies really aren’t advertised very well are they?! You think you are getting a well behaved, sweet and innocent little baby, whereas the reality is very different. You may think you know what’s in store, let me tell you, nothing can ever prepare you for what’s to come. I’m going to be divulging into what parents think will happen compared to the complete chaos that actually happens.   Birth Expectation: You pack a bag and head for the hospital. The traffic is on your side, and you arrive at the delivery suite in plenty of time. A midwife is waiting for you and ushers you into a quiet room where…

  • Relationships

    Relationship Advice for Parents

    A couple of months into being a father I began to ask myself a question…why did I feel so distant from my girlfriend? Was it because our son was so high needs? Was being a parent more important to us now? Is this just what happens to couples after they’ve had a baby? For a long time I believed that the answer to the last question was YES. Perhaps this is just the consequence of having a baby. That you would spend the rest of your days tired and unable to function like a normal couple. Baby comes first, everything else just has to suffer for it. This mindset led…

  • Life

    2017 – The Good, The Bad and the Mentally Disturbing

    <a href=”https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/19228619/?claim=j7tyqeckkne”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>   So we are coming to the end of another year. What a year it’s been. So many highs and far too many lows. I’ve never experienced a year with so many changes. My life has completely been turned upside down, shook up until it’s dizzy and then kicked in the balls for good measure. Life Changing News We start in January, and I began the year with an easy one. I was given the news that I was HAVING A BABY!! Not so easy then. I completely bricked my pants and thought that I’d basically ruined my life. It wasn’t that bad thankfully.…

  • Fatherhood

    Why Being A Dad Is So Important To Me

    Most guys have life ambitions such as having the flashiest cars, the biggest houses or getting that dream job that they’ve always wanted. These ambitions are great if you can achieve them, but that’s never been my goal in life. My life ambition is to be a good father and to raise my own family. Family has always been the most important thing to me. Materialistic objects are great and can bring a lot of joy into people’s lives, but it would never fully satisfy me. To really be happy, I wanted to have my own family. The start of this dream happened on the 19th September when Austin David…

  • Fatherhood

    What Shocked Me About Fatherhood

    Fatherhood. I thought it was going to be all fun and games. Spending hours playing peek-a-boo and singing lullabies. Standing over a moses basket whilst my baby slept peacefully. The reality however, was very different. There was definitely some false advertising somewhere along the line because being a parent is bloody hard work. Nothing like what I expected at all. Somebody should really suggest teaching this sort of stuff in schools so that everybody is aware of what they are getting themselves into. I bet that would reduce the amount of teenage pregnancies. Get rid of subjects like Design Tech and Religious Education and replace them with ‘What parenting is…

  • 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…

  • 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

    By The Way… I’m Leaving You for 3 Months

    There’s Something You Should Know My relationship with Amy was still in the early stages, and already I was about to break some news to her that potentially could put a giant spanner in the works. As I mentioned in a previous post, I was very close to putting a hold on my dating life, as there was no sign of any romance with anybody, so I made a decision that would have a major impact on my future. I decided that I was going to take a 3 month volunteering trip to the other side of the world. Little did I know at the time that I was later…

  • Pregnancy

    Nice to meet you, I’m dating your daughter

    Under Pressure If any guy wants to experience real pressure, then go round and meet your girlfriends parents for the first time. There will never be a more pressurised moment than this, as this first impression will last for the rest of your relationship. A wrong move could result in a kick to the curb and the end of the relationship. However, if they liked me, I could have a second family. I might be calling them mum and dad some day. Maybe I was thinking a little bit too far ahead. It doesn’t matter how lovely your girlfriend is, or how lovely she tells you her family is, meeting the…