4 weeks old today; my paternity leave ended and I returned to the working environment 2 weeks ago. Returning to work has been strange, strange in terms of having to be away from home and dealing with a different kind of mental stimulation. Being back at work has given me more structure to my day, […]Read more "4 weeks old. time flies when you’re having fun…"
Well, I have been a father for just over a week, we stayed in hospital for a couple of days to make sure Mini Mac and Mrs Mac were given the all clear. Mini Mac has changed so much, when I first saw him, he had a squashed faced, funny shaped head and a pug nose, […]Read more "Every baby is beautiful in their mothers eyes…… reflecting on the first week "
Cont…….. and so you re-join us in the labour room . We were introduced to our midwife who would be with us on this epic roller-coaster journey of pain and emotion. I quickly sorted out the free parking ticket and brought the bags in as instructed so it was one less thing for me to think about, I was […]Read more "# 13 – I love it when a birth plan comes together ……"
And so I had a feeling that Saturday 5th August 2017 was going to be our last weekend as just the two of us, so standing at the kitchen sink looking onto the garden I thought; “we should make the most of it“………….that’s right, I decided to clean the windows. A job that my wife […]Read more "# 12 – The start of the contractions…."
Well, here we are, Due Day. It’s been a strange couple of weeks, with so many people telling us my wife would be early, but I can report there has been no murmurs at all ……. yet. Every day I set off, say goodbye to my wife (if she is awake) not knowing if I […]Read more "# 11 – Due Day is finally here……"
We opted not to find out, it won’t be long now and we will know the answer. Our 12 week scan was an interesting experience, it was the first time that any emotion hit me seeing a little baby shape on a screen sucking its thumb. At the 20 scan we had specifically asked not […]Read more "# 10 – Is it a boy or a girl?"
As I was waiting for a meeting yesterday I made small talk with two of the ladies from the firm I was visiting, the topic of babies came up…… “I just love that new baby smell” one of the ladies said Me: Sorry, what? Lady: New baby smell Me: New baby smell? Is that actually […]Read more "# 9 – New Baby smell"