The Day That Kicked Started My Recovery: One Year on From My First Father’s Day

This time last year my feelings towards Isabelle were very different to what they are now. But unbeknown to me, they were about to change. On my first Father’s Day, a day that I really didn’t care all that much about, was when Isabelle smiled at me for the very first time. The Day That Kick Started My Recovery From Postnatal Depression It wasn’t until I started writing this post that I realised that this smile was captured on Father’s Day. I was scrolling through my Facebook to see what I said this time last year, and whether I mentioned…

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Dad’s First Night Alone With a Breastfed Baby – How Did it Go?

Well that’s it. Last night was my first night as a dad alone with our breastfed baby. The only reason I make a point of her being breastfed is because I’m obviously lacking something when it comes to breastfeeding. And that’s breasts. That’s obviously a pretty big deal when you consider that she still wake multiple times in the night to feed. It was something that I was seriously apprehensive about, but in the end it wasn’t actually too bad. Here she is sound asleep in her next-to-me cot. Dad’s First Night Alone With a Breastfed Baby I knew the…

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We’ve Gone from the Baby Stage to the Toddler Stage

All of a sudden Isabelle has gone from a baby who is unable to walk, to a toddler who wants to do nothing but walk! We always knew that once she took her first independent steps, that would be it, she would want to do it all the time. And here she is, toddling about holding a potato that she stole from the cupboard. That sounds about right. When Does a Baby Become a Toddler? Well it only makes sense to me that a baby turns into a toddler when they start to toddle. It seems pretty straight forward when…

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Boob Cake: Celebrating One Year of Breastfeeding with a Milking Boob Cake

When our baby’s first birthday was coming up, we knew we were going to have to make her a cake. But whilst my wife was sorting that out, I thought I’d make a different cake. A boob cake. Only I wanted to make it a little more special. So I wanted to show my support to my wife for hitting one year of breastfeeding by making a boob cake. But not just any old boob cake. One that actually milked! Why I Wanted to Show My Support with a Boob Cake Breastfeeding is bloody hard work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a…

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We’ve Now Entered the Tantrum Stage of Our Parenting Journey

Well, all of a sudden we’ve hit the tantrum stage of the parenting journey. I’m well aware that this is a stage that is going to last for some time, but this is just the beginning. Here’s Isabelle right in the middle of a meltdown: I’ve Realised That a Tantrum Can Be Really Silly Tantrums were one of those things that prior to having a baby I assumed had a reason behind them. You take a toy off the child, they throw a tantrum. You say no to ice cream, they throw a tantrum. I guess I assumed there would…

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