10 unexpected perks of being an expectant dad

For those of you who read my recent post on early pregnancy symptoms, you may be excused for thinking that the first trimester is defined by months of mood swings, morning sickness and mandatory foot massages. But I’m pleased to report that there are in fact a wealth of widely unreported and largely unexpected perks of being a dad-to-be during the first three months of pregnancy, 10 of which I will exclusively share with you now. DISCLAIMER: Every pregnancy is different, and perhaps I’ve just been extremely lucky… View Post

Too early to announce you’re pregnant? My top tips for throwing everyone off the scent!

As anyone in a long term relationship will attest, there comes a stage in every couple’s life when at each and every family or social occasion, someone will say, “I suspect it won’t be long until we hear the pitter patter of tiny feet?!” or the more threatening alternative, “You’ll be next!“ Now, I won’t go into my well-trodden rant about why that line of questioning is just so inappropriate and insensitive (at least not yet), but as newly pregnant parents-to-be, 7 weeks in, it’s getting harder and… 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

Life as an impatient Dad in waiting

Are you feeling any different today? Any morning sickness yet? Do your boobs feel any bigger? How much longer til our first scan? How big is the baby this week? Can we start telling people yet? Why does every day feel like a year?! If, like me, you are still in the early weeks of pregnancy, I suspect you too may be suffering from Impatient Dad Syndrome (or IDS as I will now christen it). My wife and I are now seven weeks (and one day!) into our… View Post