Does everyone already know that we’re pregnant?

We’re nearing the end of week 11 of our first pregnancy and, having not yet had our 12 week scan, our exciting news is still very much TOP SECRET. But have our white lies over the past few weeks been believed or has everyone already figured out that we’re expecting? Having been married for about nine months, the rumour mill is already in full swing, turning any outward irregularity or break from routine into a flashing red light, exclaiming “Hey, look over here! We’re having a baby!”  Every… View Post

Week 10 of pregnancy – what to expect

As week 10 of our first pregnancy draws to a close, I have finally come to realise why there are no pregnancy Apps on the market targeted solely at dads in waiting. It’s because the transition to fatherhood is just so bloody slow! While my pregnant other half is going through huge physical changes (internally at least) at the same time as experiencing intense variations in her hormone levels, mood, appetite and general wellbeing, I’m still pretty much the same guy in week 10, inside and out, as… View Post

Week 9 of pregnancy – what to expect

For impatient dads in waiting such as myself, I’m afraid to report that week 9 of pregnancy was really rather uneventful, based on our experience. From the outside at least, it’s pretty much just business as usual…somewhat of a tumbleweed week if you will. Russ Thompson via Compfight Sure her boobs have grown a little larger (I check daily, as I think I’ve mentioned), while the pregnancy cravings and occasional unpredictable mood swings are ever present. But comparatively, it’s all rather dull after the major high of our… View Post

Week 8 of pregnancy – what to expect

For new parents like us, every new week of pregnancy brings a world of new experiences, emotions and eating habits. But nothing quite prepared me (and my poor wife) for the highs and lows she went through during week 8 of our pregnancy. Saving the best ’til last though, let me fill you in on the low points first… Having worried previously about why my wife’s morning sickness was slow to start, in week 8 the classic first trimester nausea has come along in leaps and bounds (quite… View Post

We’re pregnant! But shhh, it’s still a secret!

It’s halfway through week 8 of our first pregnancy, and still much too early to announce our exciting news to the world. But bloody hell, the secret is eating us alive…it’s just too big to keep to ourselves. As a couple, we’ve made a (weak) pact that we’ll wait until after the 12 week scan to tell our family and close friends that we’re having a baby. Meanwhile we’re still debating whether to wait until after our 20 week anomaly scan before telling the rest of the world, and whether or… View Post

Is it safe to eat sushi during pregnancy? Fact or Fiction?

After extensive research and decades of expectant mothers (and supportive fathers) shunning sushi during pregnancy, I have discovered that this is in fact one of the most widely misreported pregnancy myths out there – read on for the full story!… View Post

The wonderful world of pregnancy cravings

As every good woman knows, the surest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And let me tell you, in week 7 of our journey towards parenthood, with pregnancy cravings now in full swing, my stomach (and I) couldn’t be happier. In the months before we started trying for a baby, my wife decided to enforce, with dictatorial relish, a strict and severe healthy eating regime to ensure we were in tip top shape to conceive. She dusted off her dreaded Hemsley + Hemsley cookbook (my… View Post

We need to talk about miscarriages

Expectant parents should all be aware of the true facts about miscarriages to ensure they are prepared should the worst happen, as unfortunately, miscarriages are more common than you’d think.… View Post