So, one of my latest purchases was an umbilical cord tie. “What is one of those?”, I hear you ask. Well instead of using a plastic clamp for the cord, there are these rather cute and individual cord ties.
There are lots of retailers online such as Etsy but this particular one came via The Nappy Lady where you can pick from various designs and you can also request a custom one, like I did…
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Choose Your Own Adventure.
I grew up in the 80’s. I remember the Knightmare books where you’d start at page 1 and at the end of that page there were two choices. That first choice will set you on a path forwards and backwards between the covers on a non-linear journey and would have multiple endings if you wanted a ‘do-over’. Bandersnatch on Netflix is a modern version of this on video format.
This is how I see, and will probably approach, parenting. However…
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I can’t quite believe it’s been 6 weeks since my last post. I knew it had been a while but not quite that long and so much yet so little seems to have happened in that time – but enough to distract me from being on here… But now I’m back and I’ll be writing about all the stuff I can 😊
So what kept me away? Well I was poorly for a couple of weeks and just couldn’t quite get my head around posting. WordPress needed updating and I was worried that I didn’t know what I was doing and would lose all my content. I needn’t have worried. Obviously Christmas prep, both at home and at work eats up time and actually enjoying the festive season, catching up with friends and family, numerous work dos and the associated recovery.
In terms of posts to expect about actual baby related stuff though, we had a 3D / 4D scan a couple of weeks ago, we had a mini baby shower type thing at the pub as well as another ‘scare’ that meant an afternoon in the hospital getting checked over (spoiler alert – everything is fine) and started making actual preparations in terms of having a bag ready and documenting our birth preferences.
We are very quickly burning through the weeks and nearing the 100 day countdown! Week 25 is now upon us and it’s been an emotional few days already.
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Just to let you all know that you can now follow us on Instagram @thepodfatherblog for highlights and snippets as well as some exclusive content that will not necessarily be on here.
Well I’m glad I checked my company’s HR policy today as you have to declare what paternity leave you want to take before getting to the 15 weeks to go stage. That’s this coming Friday in time for the 22nd Feb due date!
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I want to go back to what seems like forever ago now to talk about breaking the news to family and friends.
It’s an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Who would you tell? How should you tell them and when? Ours wasn’t all that easy.
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One of the most famous theme tunes ever.
Think Western. Think cowboys. Think Clint Eastwood. Still haven’t got it? No, I’m not surprised either but I won’t give the game away for those who still want to guess in the comments.
But that is what I was whistling when Pod full on gave my hand a thump! I felt my first kick!
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So, we had a knock on the door yesterday morning and it was the very nice lady from Arbonne to tell us ‘we’ (officially Laura) had won a prize at the BabyTodd show last month and presented us with this goodie bag!
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