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  • We’re having a(nother) baby! My reaction on finding out…

    We’re having a(nother) baby! My reaction on finding out…
  • Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we …

    Why dads aren’t taking up shared parental leave (but why we all should)
  • The 14 different reactions you’ll hear when announcing your pregnancy news

    The 14 different reactions you’ll hear when announcing your pregnancy news
  • How our pregnancy announcement turned me into an office hero

    How our pregnancy announcement turned me into an office hero
  • The best social media pregnancy announcements – one for every personality type!

    The best social media pregnancy announcements – one for every personality type!
  • Announcing you’re pregnant? Say it with a card!

    Announcing you’re pregnant? Say it with a card!

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…

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Dad in training – 12 tips to prepare you for life with a new baby

There’s no getting around it – having your first baby is a life changing event, especially for uninitiated new dads in waiting. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve read ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’…in reality nothing can prepare you for the sights, smells and sleepless nights that you’ll experience in your…

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Will my experiences as an uncle make me a good dad?

I can’t lie…I think of myself as being a pretty awesome uncle; my nephews’ and nieces’ “absolute favourite” according to my child-laden older siblings. But can your experiences as an uncle ever truly prepare you for the trials and tribulations of fatherhood? Let me start by saying that I am somewhat of a special case.…

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The dangers of being a dad blogger

It’s been 19 days since I launched YOUTHEDADDY, a new blog for expectant parents giving the guy’s perspective on pregnancy, babies and the journey to fatherhood, and so far it’s been a hugely enjoyable and interesting experience. But at what cost?! I’ve learnt a huge amount already, hitting 2,000+ views for the blog…

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New Parent Debate: will our new baby take after Mummy or Daddy?

I’m pleased to launch today a new weekly feature on YOUTHEDADDY called New Parent Conversations, revealing the silliest exchanges that all new parents have with each other during their first pregnancy. This week, we’ll be looking at the hot topic of inherited traits and the debate over who the baby will take after…

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