Glowing?… Surely you mean melting

Glowing?… Surely you mean melting

Now I know I'm cooking a baby, but I didn't realise it would be so literal. Do I really need to be the temperature of an oven? Whilst everyone was moaning about the rain and the miserable temperatures we were having, I was secretly pleased as it meant I could walk to the shop without having to wring out my dress when I got back. Don't get me wrong, I love the sun. K will be the first to tell you that if I don't get my dose of sun each year I…continue reading →
Another hospital run

Another hospital run

I'm writing this blog post from the hospital ward as my wife sits next to me doing a sudoku. You may think I should have something much better to do than write a post but anyone who's spent any time in hospital knows they can be incredibly boring. We've played charades, word association and our favourite game: find the most random artwork in the hospital. The iPad was on our hospital bag list. But due to us thinking this would be a casual visit we didn't pack it. Don't get me wrong, it's…continue reading →
I can see the finish line

I can see the finish line

On July the 18th C will be considered Full term. Before she got pregnant I hadn't given much thought to what that meant. It's sort of like someone saying baby is ok to come now and it could. Which means we have to be ready. Every minute of each day is a step closer to holding our baby. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing my wife pregnant. She looks amazing and is definitely sporting the lovely pregnancy glow so many books talk about. But I would like to meet our baby now.…continue reading →
Pregnancy Hospital Bag and Checklist

Pregnancy Hospital Bag and Checklist

Everyone is different when it comes to preparation for your baby's arrival. We wanted to pack my Pregnancy hospital bag at 30 weeks, but time got the better of us. Now it's finally packed at 35 weeks. We spent weeks reading baby sites, blogs and watching vlogs on YouTube to help us pack the perfect bag for baby and I. We use the term perfect lightly. I'm sure there will be items I don't use and will think they are redundant once baby is here. But that's for another post. I have packed…continue reading →
Surprise Baby Shower

Surprise Baby Shower

Yesterday we got a very nice surprise when we arrived at my Nan's house. We were meant to be going round for lunch with my sister, niece and mum but were greeted by my two aunts and my mum's cousin. Suddenly we were on the receiving end of an impromptu Baby Shower. The buffet was piled high with all our favourites which we just couldn't resist and my sister baked a chocolicious cake. They had laid on a lovely spread including a crafty sign made specially for us. We were even more surprised when…continue reading →
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 →
Mood Swings in Pregnancy

Mood Swings in Pregnancy

As I near the end of my Pregnancy, it's fair to say I've experienced my fair share of mood swing roller-coasters. For me the mood swings came into force in the second trimester. I could wake up feeling incredibly elated and go to bed not wanting to speak to anyone. At times I found the extremes of the mood swings to be very frustrating as I could see no obvious triggers. It took me a while to realise they just occurred as and when they pleased. I'm sure Kirsty rapidly realised this as…continue reading →
Being Pregnant Meme

Being Pregnant Meme

We have been tagged by the lovely Leopard Print Mummy to participate in our first ever meme - The "Being Pregnant" meme was started by the curious Trinket of Treasure! THE RULESWe are a very nosey curious bunch, so please answer the following questions in depth. YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE ANY DETAILS OUT (only joking). But, please do write as much as you want, keeping in mind the joys of life are in the finer details. X Invite three or more women and link them to your blog post. As I don’t…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 →