On the off chance you’re wondering who this family is who are writing this blog, then that’s what this page is basically for. So in case you missed the massive header at the top of the website, here we all are:
Ross Hunt – I’m a 26 year old married father of one, both in terms of wives and children, from South Wales. Other than writing this blog, I also deliver stuff, most of the time successfully, with Royal Mail. I started this blog after having postnatal depression very shortly after the birth of Isabelle. If you want to know more about why I started this, then feel free to read this post.
I’ll be honest, I’m not exactly what you’d call a social butterfly. I would much rather spend the evening in the house with Rachel and the rest of this little family than be out socialising. There’s only so much I can take of being around other people before I start having a headache and zone out.
I’m someone who’s very keen on constantly changing and improving myself as a person, I know my flaws very well, I doubt my strengths a lot and I hope I keep growing during the course of this blog. I may say something and a few months down the line think in a new way. There’s nothing wrong with changing how you think about something, it’s actually a good thing.
Rachel Hunt – I’m a 25 year old first time mum and A&E nurse. I’m not all that fond on writing, so you probably won’t read a lot from me. I dare say Ross will want me to write the odd post, and maybe at times I’ll have something to get off my chest, but let’s just say this is mostly Ross’s thing.
I also pretty much run the Instagram account since Ross is too lazy to do all of the social media accounts. Taking the odd picture and writing a caption is much easier than actually writing a blog post. I did write about going back to work after maternity leave if you want to read that one.
Isabelle Hunt – She’s the reason this blog exists; partly due to the fact that this is a parenting blog, and it’s kind of important to have a child to write about. I would put her age, but that would mean I’d have to edit this every month, so just know she was born in April 2017, there’s some very easy maths for you to do.
As it stands, she currently likes watching me smack myself on the head, chewing stuff, tying to stand, getting her self into life threatening danger and munching away at Rachel’s boobs. She’s also trying to babble at the moment. She’s gone from shouting “Ahhhh” to trying to make “mmm” sounds. I don’t think it will be long before she says “mum.”
Elsie & Ralph – These are what you would call our fur babies. Elsie was the first. She’s currently four years old and taught me a lot about being a dad before I even became one. Ralph, is a pain in the arse. But he’s also super affectionate and overly obsessive. He was quite difficult when we brought Isabelle home, which you can read about here.
During my more depressive years, Elsie was incredibly beneficial to me, and somehow had a real knack for knowing when something was wrong. I owe a lot to Elsie, even if that sounds stupid, and I’m still terrified of her inevitably dying. Of course, I don’t want it to happen to Ralph either, but me and Elsie have some sort of weird connection.
Vanellope & Thumper – So we have house rabbits. More than that, they have their own bedroom. Yes, I understand that we are slightly sad, but they seem to love it, and that’s what matters. At the moment, Isabelle really loves to climb up at their baby gate, which is something that Ralph absolutely loves as occasionally the baby gate will actually open. I should really fix it, as it’s getting quite annoying. But I don’t have enough time. Besides, I kind of like the fact that Isabelle and Ralph team up to get in to see the bunnies. Don’t panic, there’s no way the dogs can get them once their in the room. They’re perfectly safe.
Well that’s everyone. If we have any more additions I’ll quickly add them here. Although there’s a very strong chance there won’t be any more arrivals any time soon, but this time next year we hope to at least be somewhere in the process of growing baby number two. Of course, by “we” I mean Rachel. My job is much easier than hers.
If you want to contact me in regards to anything then here’s the contact page.