Being Left Alone with the Baby: a Nervous Dad and his Daughter

This week I was actually left alone with the baby. I’ve been left alone with her before. But since we’ve had her I can probably count the number of times this has happened on one hand. My wife is, after all, on maternity leave. She also breastfeeds without expressing. Not only that, she doesn’t really like to be away from Isabelle. So she doesn’t exactly leave her very often, even if it is with me. Of course, I see no problem with this, I don’t actually mind being with the two of them. Being Left Alone with the Baby There’s still…

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Isablog #5 – Isabelle’s First Roll

Due to the fact that this week has been #PNDAW17 I’ve found myself posting a few bits about that (here and here). But rather than do a video based on week 19, I’ve opted to do the vlog version of my postnatal depression story. So, if you fancy watching something instead of reading, here it is: As for this week, well Isabelle actually rolled over for the first time. She’s teased us a couple of times, but she’s always given up about half way. Usually getting to that stage takes her quite a while. This time, however, it took her almost no time…

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Taking a Four Month Old Baby on Holiday In the UK

The past week we’ve taken Isabelle, our four month old baby on holiday around the UK. We basically spent a single night in each place, a total of 6 locations, before returning home. What We Learned from taking a Four Month Old Baby on Holiday I don’t want to talk massively about the trip, as I’ve summed it up on the UK Road Trip post. On there I’ve also talked about each individual day. So if you really want an in-depth look what what we did, then I of course recommend that one. As for the road trip in general, we…

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Accepting My Limitations as a New Parent

I always knew becoming a parent would be a huge life changing event. I believe that’s what you call stating the obvious. There was always going to be limitations. But I didn’t give much thought to just how much of a non-stop thing parenting was actually going to be. For some rather silly reason I just naturally assumed that I would still have plenty of free time and the freedom to do whatever I wanted. Pfft! Like F**K! But like many other new parents, I’ve quickly realised that the life I used to be able to live is no longer available to…

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