Why We Blog

Why We Blog

I'd love to be able to say that when we discovered we were pregnant, I turned to C and said, "Let's blog our experiences and change the way the world views same sex parents" But that really isn't how it happened. That's not only Why We blog. I've had several blogs before. They were always half ass attempts for me to keep track of things I was up to. My most recent success was my Things Before I'm 30 Blog. I say success, my idea of success was updating it once a month…continue reading →
Heartbeats and Hospitals

Heartbeats and Hospitals

One thing I've learned about our lil monkey is how much of an attention seeker it is. As mentioned in our previous post Bed rest & Boobs, we've had a few scares during this pregnancy. For the last couple of weeks everything seemed to be going swimmingly. Monkey was proving to be very active and was contorting Clara's stomach into all manner of shapes. We often have tummy time at night, where I play the lil monkey one of my favourite tunes and it bounces away perfecting all the latest moves kids are…continue reading →
Does it come with a manual?

Does it come with a manual?

Since AI day or as I like to call it "All in" day, our book shelves have slowly started to rival the parenting section in our local library. To begin with we started with light hearted books that didn't scare you too much. They talked about every symptom as though it was similar to being in a sitcom. We expected to have lots of lovely anecdotes to talk about after the 1st trimester. I hate to break it to those of you still in the lovely floaty stages of the 1st trimester. These…continue reading →
What’s in a name?…

What’s in a name?…

Since starting our family expanding journey, one of the most frequent questions we asked ourselves was what shall we refer to ourselves as. In most heterosexual parenting relationships the question is not often posed. Yet there are many variations you can refer to your parents as. A few examples are mum, mummy, mother, dad, daddy, pops, papa. The majority of heterosexual couples in the UK seem to plump for mummy n daddy which naturally progresses to mum and dad, once the child is old enough to be embarrassed by using the terms they…continue reading →
My, What a bump.

My, What a bump.

Today Kirsty and I noticed how different my bump seemed. I am carrying very low and out front. Which most people familiar with old wives tales will tell you is meant to mean you're carrying a boy. Since Kirsty and I decided not to find out our little ones gender, we have no way of knowing how true this old wives tale is until it arrives in a few weeks. We love documenting the bumps growth so we've made a little comparison pic. Did you carry low and out front and have a…continue reading →
Our House is our Home….

Our House is our Home….

One of the most common questions we’ve been asked by friends since we announced that there was a little miracle growing inside my wife was, “When are you going to move?”. This question is guaranteed to get me reaching for my soap box as I try to justify our decision not to move just because we are increasing our household from two to two and a barely three. We have lived in our home for 2 years this year and I couldn’t be happier with it. It's a one bedroom flat with enough…continue reading →
Having a Grown up day

Having a Grown up day

Today has been one of those days where you congratulate yourself on being very productive then have a mini freak out when you realise how grown up you've become. We certainly felt very "married" today. The morning began with me going for a haircut at the crack of dawn whilst Clara stayed at home and did what ever wives do when their loved one leaves the house. I know she doesn't do what I do, which is grab the Xbox remote and try and get in some time on Saints Row. We then…continue reading →
Kari Me Sling – REVIEW

Kari Me Sling – REVIEW

Both Clara and I decided as soon as we knew she was pregnant, that we wanted to try babywearing once our little one arrived. It took some convincing of Clara to invest in a fabric sling, as she was unsure if they were safe or not. After doing my research and putting my views across, she decided to read the reviews and we purchased a Kari Me sling. The Kari me sling retails at £44.95, which did seem very expensive at first for what we could see was just some fabric. But once…continue reading →
Craving a Curry

Craving a Curry

The last two weeks all I've been craving is a curry and a Keema naan. I've given in to this craving just twice. Which I think is very good restraint, as anyone who has ever had pregnancy cravings know they are very hard to resist.Previous cravings have been, Cornettos, Ben & Jerry's Phish food, onion and garlic dip and onion bhajis. Thankfully I haven't had any odd cravings. Though I still have 12 weeks to go.continue reading →
New baby clothes & Booties

New baby clothes & Booties

So the magical 30 week mark is soon approaching & everything is being stepped into overdrive. Our little monkey is a lot more active now & it's kicks & movements are getting bigger & stronger by the day. Over the last few weeks I've spent countless hours watching my little one kick & rumble it's way around inside & I'm pretty sure I can now judge where baby is depending on the type of movement. I have a funny feeling that baby is either going to be breech or is going to turn…continue reading →