Hitting One Year of Blogging – What Blogging Has Meant to Me

Well that’s it. It’s officially been one entire year since I first hit publish on a post, effectively creating Isablog. There’s a part of me that’s slightly surprised that I’ve managed one year of blogging, but in reality it was inevitable that it was going to happen if I just kept writing. So I guess I’m just going to talk about why I started blogging in the first place and what the blog has meant to me. Starting a Blog to talk about postnatal depression When I first started this blog I never really knew what it would become. I just…

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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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My Wife Has Her First Night Shift Coming Up – I’m Shitting Myself!

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…

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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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Our First Time Leaving the Baby as a Couple

Technically this title is slightly misleading. Me and Rachel have of course both been away from Isabelle at the same time. We do both work. So technically leaving the baby is something we’ve already done. But yesterday was the first time we’ve purposefully left Isabelle to do something as a couple. And she hasn’t long turned one years old! View this post on Instagram And we’re off to the cinema! This is actually the first time me and Rachel have been away from Isabelle as a couple. We’ve both been to work at the same time. But we’ve never actually…

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