Well that’s it. Our baby’s first night without mum and being left with her dad is officially done. I wrote about how I felt before it, so I thought I’d just write a little bit of nonsense about how it all went. Basically, It Wasn’t Too Bad I knew the evening would go fine. Even if she did enjoy smacking me a little bit too much. But then I was more than happy to be the punch bag to keep her smiling. Isabelle’s used to having me for that time, but I was worried how she’d react when it come…

View Post

We knew this day would eventually come, but Rachel has her first night shift marked on the calendar. And to put it simply… I’m Absolutely Shitting Myself Yep. I’m shitting myself. At least metaphorically of course. I haven’t actually shit myself since I was roughly Isabelle’s age. Ok, now that’s probably a lie, and slightly off topic. But to put it bluntly, I don’t do parenting when it comes to the night time. And it’s not really my fault. Night Time with a Breastfeeding Wife lying isn’t my style on this blog. You know that by now. So I’ll admit…

View Post

Well, I’ve now been back in work for 11 weeks. So I thought I’d come on here, take over the blog for a little bit, and write about what’s it’s been like being back in work after maternity leave. What’s It Like to Be Back in Work After Maternity Leave? When I first went back to work it was horrible! Not the job itself, but leaving Isabelle was something that I never wanted to do. I was also worried about Ross. I know he’s had his struggles, I think everyone bloody does by now, so I was worried about him…

View Post

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.

View Post

So this is it. This is my last week of being a full time mum, and as of tomorrow morning, I am officially, begrudgingly, going back to work after maternity leave. I can’t quite believe this is the end of my MAT leave, but I guess this day was always going to come. I remember when I first went off I couldn’t even picture this day. It felt so far in the distance it almost didn’t seem real. After all, I had the birth to go through, then of course I had a baby to deal with. When you’re floating around…

View Post