Dad Stuff

The nursery is complete!

February 20, 2008

Finally. It’s complete. We ordered the furniture from Kiddicare back in very early December and were told to expect a 6-8 week wait. What a long 6-8 weeks that was! We ordered the ‘Susannah’ range from ‘KidsMill’ who are based in Holland. They come over and assemble it for you, which is an added plus. [...]

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We're engaged!

February 7, 2008

No, not Debbie and I. We’ve been engaged for a while. Our little baby has finally got his or her head firmly wedged into Debbie’s pelvis. It was our midwife appointment today which is something we both look forward to. We have a nice friendly midwife who’s very pleasant if not a little scatty. She [...]

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Random Thoughts This Week

February 1, 2008

I’ll be thirty two soon. We’re nearly thirty five weeks pregnant. Where did that time go? I’ll have a child when I’m thirty three. Is that too old? I guess not these days. How old was my dad when he had me? Twenty two… twenty three? I can’t let Debbie see how emotional that SMA [...]

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Are you ready?

January 17, 2008

During a post Christmas visit, our friend who became a father for the first time almost a year ago asked “Are you all ready, then?” It’s a simple enough question, glibly presented in expectation of a quick reply. I pondered for a moment and replied with “Is anyone every really ready?”. I thought I was [...]

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Our 4D Scan

December 21, 2007

We finally got to see what our little baby looks like. Although it was more of a special preview of what’s to come in March, it took my breath away. It’s one thing to see one’s child wriggling on a 2D ultrasound, but it’s another to see them with such clarity as they smile, suck [...]

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Third Trimester

December 10, 2007

Looks like we made it. Look how far we’ve come my baby. Ah, the wise words of Shania Twain. Nauseating singers aside, we really have made it to the last stop before birth. And what a journey its been. It feels as if time is beginning to accelerate beyond my control. The list of things [...]

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Protective Instincts

November 19, 2007

On Saturday night, Debbie and I went to the Christmas lights switch on in our city centre. It’s something we do each year with Debbie’s sister and her children. This event is held in what is called Cathedral Square. Unsurprisingly called because it’s a square outside the Cathedral walls flanked by shops and the local [...]

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My best foot forward

November 15, 2007

We had another babybond scan on Monday. It’s getting hard to make excuses for our sonogram addiction, so I won’t. We love seeing our little baby and each time we feel a little bit closer to ‘flump’ and even more amazed that we actually created this tiny little life. This time was even more amazing [...]

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In Utero Entertainment

October 31, 2007

An interesting thing happened the other night. Debbie’s stomach moved without her involvement. And then it moved again. Little Flump is already strong enough to have her kicks be noted from the outside which we’re both amazed at. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were starting at a 6 week old dot on [...]

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Twenty Week Scan and Our First Purchases

October 29, 2007

The pregnancy highs and lows continue. The day before our twenty week anomaly scan, Debbie had some more minor spotting. Although it was brown which indicates old blood it was still a worry. This put a real dampener on what was going to be a fairly enjoyable experience. The combined worry of discovering an abnormality [...]

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