Dad Stuff

Alive and Kicking

October 24, 2007

What a twenty weeks it’s been. I can’t believe that we’re already halfway through this pregnancy. We have our NHS twenty week ‘anomaly’ scan booked for this Friday and we’re looking forward to it, nervously. We have no reason to believe that they will find anything wrong but it’s still a very significant scan. We’re [...]

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The secret fears of fatherhood

October 15, 2007

With twenty weeks, the half way point, in sight I find my thoughts filled with how we’ll adjust to life with a newborn. I’ve had almost twenty weeks to think about this but it becomes more and more real each day. Indenti-kit images of a grinning gurgling baby staring up at me are being replaced [...]

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Flump's First Film

October 8, 2007

We recently discovered that our local Babybond (and most likely others nationwide) have the ability to record the 2D scanning session onto DVD. This isn’t a service they advertise but we wondered if they could do it as they record the 4D scans. A quick phone call confirmed they could so we made an appointment. [...]

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Frankenbaby

September 26, 2007

Debbie and I fell into a discussion about what Flump may inherit from our genetic code. This conversation started because of the sonographer’s comment: “Oh, what lovely long fingers” during our recent BabyBond scan. I felt that Flump may have inherited that from me and thus sparked a discussion about what we’d like to offer [...]

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BabyBond Scan

September 21, 2007

Today we attended our BabyBond ultrasound and it was the best twenty minutes of my life. We had our NHS 12 week scan but as we had a previous dating scan they told us they weren’t going to spend very long. And they meant it. I think we saw Flump for about two minutes and [...]

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All the right letters

September 18, 2007

We got the result of Debbie’s blood screening via the post today. We’re officially a low risk for Down’s and Spina Bifida. We were told last Thursday that we’d get a phone call if we were a high risk and a letter within the week if we were low risk. Each time the phone rang [...]

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Our beating heart

September 10, 2007

Something amazing happened in an otherwise ordinary day. We heard our baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Debbie’s fears had been stalking her for some time. She was worried that maybe, just maybe there was no heartbeat. It seems like such a long time since the dark days of the first trimester that I was [...]

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Lucky for some

September 3, 2007

This week marks the beginning of week 13. More importantly, it marks the beginning the second trimester. We’ve made it to the first landmark of pregnancy and I couldn’t be happier. There were a few moments where I doubted we’d get this far. Medically, we’ve gone from zygote to blastocyst to embryo to fetus. Emotionally, [...]

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Everyone knows and hidden history

August 24, 2007

It’s weird now that everyone knows. It’s like we’re officially pregnant now the knowledge is ‘out there’. It was only this Tuesday that we were sat in A&E debating whether or not we were looking at an awful situation but two days on people are slapping us on the back and offering their congratulations. It [...]

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We’re officially Pregnant

August 23, 2007

Debbie and I have known since the end of June that we’re pregnant. We wanted to keep it pretty much to ourselves until we had our 12 week scan and told all our family. We had decided very recently to start a family after years of ‘thinking’ about it. I’ll spare you the graphic detail [...]

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