Relationships

It’s the little things that matter

Even though this blog is primarily about my bumpy journey into parenthood, it has also developed into a reflection of my relationship to my lifelong partner and wife, Meg. Being typically male, I don’t talk about my feelings as often as a should. I tend to wrap things up or ignore subjects when they might …

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Snot funny

The three Ps Everyone warned me about the three Ps of parenting; piss, poo and puke. I never got the memo about the snot. Since Noa has been born, she’s never been snotty. Three months have passed with only the odd bogey rearing its head through Noa’s tiny nostrils. These bogeys were solid, easy for …

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Time for car sleep

Those eyes, wide, tearful and unrelenting. Noa’s been staring and crying at me for two hours now. It’s like she’s able to bore into my soul, leaving me with a whimpering emptiness. I know she’s tired, we timed the journey to perfection so she would be. There’s no excuse for this situation; we did everything …

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A steep learning curve

Meg has done a great job with Noa, getting her into a good sleeping pattern. She has spent three months crafting a perfect day routine for getting Noa to sleep as painlessly as possible. Today, I ruined that pattern. I tried to step in when Noa was stirring only to wake her. The Superdad vision …

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Getting to know Noa, learning to be a father

Once your baby is born, it takes time to get to know each other and bond. Those initial weeks off were vital for us to do so. Besotted from the word go After Noa was born, Meg, my wife, was besotted with her. She spent the first few hours just staring at her. Meg already …

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First day at home

Noa was born at 1.31am, but it took until 3pm for us to get out of the hospital and on our way home. Both of us were exhausted, (especially Meg) and quite overwhelmed. I had had a few hours sleep, whereas Meg was almost delusional with tiredness. Leaving the hospital It is a strange experience …

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Introducing Noa

I am pleased to introduce Noa Florence; she was born at 1:31 on 29th October weighing 6.8 pounds. I have been talking about becoming a father for six months now. Today is the first legitimate post I get to write as an actual father! Meg did a fantastic job giving birth to Noa; the whole …

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Finger Puppets: Toys help you connect with your baby

Finger puppets were my first proper baby purchase, and they are fantastic. The finger puppets found me We went to Norwich for the day to look at pushchairs. After going to a restaurant to get some food to help digest the cost of the pushchair, I saw these badass finger puppets staring at me from …

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