Parenting, 6 months in: my least favourite bit so far

Part two of my ‘Parenting, 6 months in’ series is the thing I’ve found hardest - you can check out part one (the best bits) here. As with part one I’m looking at the day to day stuff, not the one-off things.  I’m also not including tiredness because, well, we’ve become parents and that’s just … Continue reading Parenting, 6 months in: my least favourite bit so far

Teething bites.

Teething sounds like a really frigging grim experience. I mean the red cheeks, dribble aaarrlll owa, crying and just generally being unsettled are all a sign it’s not fun but imagine feeling your teeth coming though and not being able to do anything about it or communicate it properly to someone. Some people suffer a … Continue reading Teething bites.

Keeping a healthy mindset as an expectant parent

For this post I thought I’d share a few things to do with the mindset of an expectant or new parent that, during an understandably stressful time, might help to make things a bit easier. You’ll probably be able to tell I haven’t quite mastered a couple of them yet. Be prepared for everyone to … Continue reading Keeping a healthy mindset as an expectant parent

Fighting the dad bod (but still being able to eat pasties) part 1

The dadbod has crept up on me, as it does many dads. I say crept up on me, I weigh less than I did a year ago before the bairn was born (and less than that time I had to go on the telly). But in a way, it still has. When I was off … Continue reading Fighting the dad bod (but still being able to eat pasties) part 1

That weekend we tried to introduce a feeding routine

This weekend we tried to introduce a feeding routine. After a bit of a regression from going 3 hours and having 4-5oz each time the bairn spent a week having 2-3oz feed every 1.5-2 hours. I kept a bit of a diary, find out how it all went in the video below. https://youtu.be/-t48hEolkp4 P.S. if … Continue reading That weekend we tried to introduce a feeding routine

Podcasts, schmodcasts!

Even before the bairn was born I was a big fan of a podcast, regularly listening to them on my commute to work. But since he was born, podcasts have really come in to their own when it comes to having something to listen to during the night feed (headphones in!), to listen to on … Continue reading Podcasts, schmodcasts!