Dad Stuff

We're officially Pregnant

August 22, 2007

The sun is on our face today, even if it is looking suspiciously like winter outside. Our much coveted twelve week dating scan appointment was this morning and it finally feels like we have something to smile about. Even though we’ve had three previous scans, they’ve been under the worst of circumstance. This scan felt [...]

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Two steps forward, one bleed back

August 21, 2007

Just when I thought we were finally emerging from the early dark times of worry we get firmly booted back. My thoughts were filled with the excitement of telling my family and our friends our news after our twelve week dating scan. We’d finally have a picture to show them. We could finally stake our [...]

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It's not like the movies

August 6, 2007

It’s not like the movies They fed us on little white lies. – Motion Picture Soundtrack Pregnancy in the movies is a one dimensional reality. Happy couples hug with the news. They shop as the bump grows. Their only concern which colour to paint the nursery. Smiling faces and teddy bears. Mobiles and small clothes. [...]

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The Second Scan

August 3, 2007

There was some more bleeding. Not a massive amount but then any amount is not a good amount. Concerned but trying not to worry, we booked in for another ultrasound. The earliest we could get was three days away. Thankfully the bleeding subsided but there is always the fear that it could return. The three [...]

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The First Scan

July 20, 2007

They call it a reassurance scan, for that is what it brings. Our hearts stopped beating while we waited to see yours. Fortunately it didn’t take long. A grainy black and white image of an indiscernible shape with a tiny white flashing dot. The unimpressive visual does this miracle no justice.

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Surviving Pregnancy

July 16, 2007

I have come to realise that if you can survive a pregnancy you can survive parenthood. I don’t think anything can prepare you for the level of worry that you’ll experience in the early stages. Maybe it’s natures way of preparing you for your child. Making that bond as strong as possible. I don’t think [...]

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Sinking in

July 3, 2007

Another pregnancy test, another solid line. It’s starting to become more real. The phrase “our child” and “we’re having a baby” impact more and more each day. The practicalities form a list. Things we’ll need, things we’ll need to do. Eventually. A whole new glossary is welcomed. Words like “trimester” become more than a mix [...]

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There's a long way to go

July 2, 2007

I’m going to be a parent. A father. A dad. It’s still very early. Only two weeks since conception. It still hasn’t really sunken in fully. I allow myself to get excited and then I chastise myself for getting too far ahead. It’s still early I tell myself; like a child desperate for Christmas Day [...]

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