When I look back at my experience with postnatal depression, I know there was a lot of things that helped me on my way to recovery. But there was one thing that I feel kick started the whole thing, and that’s going away together. Going Away Started My Recovery From Postnatal Depression The first time I ever felt that Isabelle actually liked me was when we were in a random Travelodge in Weston super-Mare. She was propped up on the bed in one of those nursing pillows wearing just a nappy. It was ridiculously hot during a typical British heatwave…

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I know I’m not the only one who’s guilty of this. But it’s something that I’ve thought about on and off for some time now. And all I’m going to do with this post is simply put a message out there to all the dad’s, and family members out there, and say something very simple: take more photos of the mother. Take More Photos of the Mother I’m not going to be writing this from a high horse, as I’m very much guilty of this too. I’m a dad who mostly takes pictures of his daughter. And quite often I…

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As you might already know if you follow this blog, we really like to travel whenever we can. In Isabelle’s short life, she’s already been to 13 or more different hotels. But what we didn’t do a whole lot of was travel whilst pregnant. We went to Stratford once, and then to Brussels during Rachel’s second trimester. So I’m turning the blog over to someone else for a collaborative post, and they’re giving you five ways to make travel easier for yourself when pregnant. 5 Ways to Make Travel Easier For Yourself When Pregnant Travelling while pregnant can be fun, rewarding,…

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The other day Ross decided to shave his hair off. Ok, so it’s not that dramatic. It’s not as though he had hair down his back. And he only went with a number three all over, so he’s not bald. But to Isabelle, it was a huge difference. I think it’s safe to say she didn’t like it. But luckily Ross knew enough about avoiding a negative association by letting Isabelle come to him in her own time. Here he is with his new hair: Isabelle spends time with Ross everyday. Obviously. Yet something so simple as a haircut had…

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Surviving the big financial drop whilst going on maternity leave is a legitimate money worry for many people. When we started trying my wife got pregnant very quickly. It took us a mere six weeks. And as a result, we lost a bit of money. My wife is a nurse, and she’s been with the NHS since March 2017. When we put the dates together, it meant that she missed out on the NHS maternity pay by five weeks. FIVE WEEKS! If we had Isabelle a little bit later we would’ve been roughly £3000 better off. Of course, we wouldn’t…

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