Last night I really didn't like Isabelle. She was a teething, screaming mess and instead of looking at her with concern and sympathy, I just thought she was a dick. Basically, I wasn't the best dad I could've been. In all honesty, I was a pretty bad dad. Don't get me wrong, I know I'm [...]
Since it's Mother's Day, and this is in fact our first Mother's Day as this little family, I thought I'd write a post about the most important mother in my life, and that's my wife. The Mother of Our Daughter No matter what happens from here on out, Rachel and I will always be connected. [...]
When it comes to going away as a family, we kind of like to do things a little bit randomly. Did we have any particular reason for choosing the small town of Lynton on the coast of the Exmoor National Park? Not really. But the Lynton Cottage Apartment stood out to us, and if where [...]
If you read this blog regularly, which if you do then a big thank you, I can't believe you keep coming back, then you'll know that last week Isabelle wasn't very well. Unfortunately, that little bit of sickness managed to transfer all the way into me. Yay! And the best part about all of it? [...]
Well for the first time in Isabelle's nine months of being alive, she's been ill.
Ok, she'd had the odd cold before, but this time she was actually ill. Well, not massively ill. But Tuesday night, after a few hours of us not thinking she was 'quite right' she opted to throw up all over me. Don't worry, in true modern day it's-all-about-equality fashion, she also threw up on Rachel. No one can ever say she isn't about gender equality.
So last week saw Rachel end her maternity leave and go back to work. She started on an induction week where she was basically working 7-3, Monday to Friday and yours truly was a Stay-at-Home dad for the week. I might have mentioned it.
I've title this "My Week as a Stay-at-Home Dad" but what it really should be called is "My Single Week of Doing All the Stuff That My Wife Has Done for the Past 8 Months But With Added Moaning" but I felt that would be a slightly long winded title.
Neither of us can quite believe that it's come around this quick, but on Monday morning Rachel will go back to work after nine months of maternity leave. And first up for her, a full week of induction. For me, that means Rachel will be out of the house, Monday to Friday, 8 till 6. [...]
As you may already know with this blog, I like to keep things honest. So I'm going to start things off by saying this week started with me struggling. This isn't the first time since considering myself clear of postnatal depression that I've struggled, and I know that it won't be the last. Depression is [...]
I have no idea what leap six is, but apparently Isabelle is currently going through it.
Rachel really likes to use this thing called The Wonders Weeks. It's not something I've really looked at too much, and it does cost you £1.99, but thus far it has been a very valuable tool in predicting when Isabelle will be going through leaps. And as such, a lot of her normal patterns, especially the night ones, will be disrupted.