My Top Fears And Worries As A New Parent

Generally, I wouldn’t class myself as a worrier. Sure, there have been things throughout my life that I’ve worried about, but I’ve always tried to take the approach of ‘what’s the point of stressing over something if I can’t do anything about it?’. Since becoming a parent though, I definitely worry more than I used […]

Our Home Birth Story: Introducing ‘Beetle’

So it happened! We had (another) baby and are now responsible for two little humans. Joining The DADventurer family is a little lad called ‘Beetle’. Well, obviously that’s not his real name, but L has called him that for the last four or so months, so it’s kind of stuck as a nickname. We still […]

Why I Dislike Pregnancy (Particularly The Early Stages)

I don’t like pregnancy, particularly during those first few months. For some, being pregnant may signal a celebratory time where everyone is excited about the future. I don’t recognise that fully though. For me, it’s a period riddled with worry, stress and what ifs. Don’t get me wrong, I know we’re lucky to be pregnant […]

A Pregnancy Update: Third Trimester (Week 36)

Week 36 is upon us. Depending on how the next few weeks unravel, this could actually be my last pregnancy update…EVER! After feeling like things have gone relatively slow for most of the pregnancy, the last month has flown by and we now find ourselves on the cusp of becoming a family of four. How […]

A Pregnancy Update: Third Trimester (Week 31)

Welcome to the third trimester! I keep switching between shouting that as per Mad Max or singing it ala Frankie Goes To Hollywood – I’ll let you choose your preferred delivery. Talking about ‘delivery’, we’ve just hit Week 31 and this whole baby thing is getting very real. With Christmas being the immediate focus, I […]

Pregnancy: It’s Just Like Starring In My Own Horror B-Movie

I was sitting in the car the other day and the revelation hit me. Pregnancy is basically the same as starring in your very own B-movie. You know the ones I mean. Those low-budget science-fiction and horror films featuring swamp monsters, man-eating toasters or alien avocados from Mars. Set to a backdrop of piss-poor special effects, scripts that read as […]

What Will Our Second Baby Look Like?

The whole making a baby thing fascinates me. I’m no Dr Robert Winston, but the fact that two people can create life by bumping uglies, then the mum-to-be’s body changes to develop and give birth to that life, is truly incredible. All of that biology stuff – to go from nothing to an actual human being […]

5 Tips When Planning A Babymoon

The things I’ve learnt since becoming an expectant – and then an actual – dad are staggering. Nipple confusion, anyone?! Parenting opens up an entirely different world of terms, concepts and knowledge that you don’t comprehend until you know there’s a bun in the oven. Take something like a ‘babymoon’. You may think that a babymoon happens […]