• 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Pregnancy

    How To Look After A Pregnant Woman

    It’s the question every dad to be wants to know…how do you take care of your pregnant partner? The answer is….there is no right answer. Your emotional and hormonal partner will never be fully satisfied with your actions and it’s more a case of damage limitation. Get in as less trouble as possible and hope that’s enough. There are little things you can do however to get into her good books and give you some well needed time out of the doghouse. 1. Let Her Sleep This one is very important and must be taken very seriously. Imagine what your partner is like first thing in the morning on a…

  • Pregnancy

    Gender Reveal!

    The most exciting part of any pregnancy is without doubt the day that you find out what gender the baby is. It means you can finally put a name to the bump and start the bonding process. A lot of parents choose not to find out the gender of their unborn baby, but we were far too impatient for that! Early Gender Scan So when you imagine the revealing of the gender, you usually think about the 20 week scan. Nope! This was far too long for Amy to wait. After nagging me for weeks and weeks I finally gave in and booked her in for an early gender scan as…

  • Pregnancy

    What To Expect When You’re Expecting – A Man’s Guide

    When it comes to pregnancy, us guys have it pretty easy. Women have to go through weight gain, stretch marks, morning sickness and then after all that, push out a tiny human from their baby making passage. That’s tough work! However, it’s not always plain sailing for the guy either. There are many physical and emotional obstacles that we have to overcome along the way. Some obstacles that I personally didn’t even know existed until I was thrust into the pregnancy game. Here are a few examples of the challenges I have faced so far… 1. Lack of sleep This is the one that is going to affect you the…