Apparently Pod is the size of my palm now. Or a turnip.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, our Friday routine of checking the pregnancy apps was upon us again. This was the first week that I have found the partner advice was not actually as useful as it has been.
Continue reading “Week 17 – High Five”
Before being the Pod Father, I hadn’t spent so much time on Facebook Marketplace but it’s brilliant. I won’t teach you how to suck eggs as I imagine most reading this have at least looked at it, but if you look hard enough there are some genuine bargains.
Continue reading “My Pregnancy Craving…”
So today we had our 16 week midwife appointment. Mostly a simple check up to see how Laura is doing, see how the 12 week scan went and to discuss what comes next. But we also had an awesome surprise…
Continue reading “The Beating Heart”
Friday mornings have become my favourite mornings as Friday is the start of Pod’s new week.
Before getting out of bed, we now have a routine to check a couple of apps to see what Pod will be getting up to over the next 7 days. One app, Pregnancy + (Android / Apple) also gives some insight for the pregnant half and even for the non-pregnant half, whilst What to Expect (Android / Apple) has a nice little video summary to watch.
Today marks the start of week 16. I won’t go into detail about the content, although I have now learned what a ‘quart’ is after being told Pod is pumping 25 of them in blood around the body a day.
However, what I will go on to say is that spending those 5 minutes extra in bed makes me feel so much more involved in what is happening. I can’t begin to imagine what it feels like to grow a human and I am never going to experience it. Those snippets of information help me understand everything that Laura is achieving and that insight could prove invaluable to be as supportive as I can be as a partner. Some of it Laura will tell me. Some, she might not think to tell me. But the stuff that is unknown to both of us, allowing us to learn and grow together, is what makes this as shared as it can be – and what couple doesn’t want to share as much as possible?
At exactly 16 weeks Laura had her first ‘good day’. At exactly 16 weeks when I asked Laura how she was feeling, I didn’t get the usual response of “feeling nauseous”. At exactly 16 weeks we knew, finally, a corner had been turned.
Continue reading “Morning Sickness”
Have you ever wanted something so badly and then when you get it you’re not quite sure what to do with it?
Or have you ever wanted to meet your favourite celebrity and then when you have the opportunity you are dumbstruck or starstruck and freeze up?
Continue reading “Those first moments… The emotions”
I have always wanted to be there when the prospective mother of my child did the test. I always wanted to experience the result as a couple. To see her reaction, to feed off that reaction. To share the moment, together.
Never did we think we’d fall pregnant as quickly as we did.
Continue reading “Those first moments… The story”
10 weeks ago today, my new(ish) wife and I returned from our honeymoon.
10 weeks ago today, my life was going to change forever.
10 weeks ago today, the test said ‘Positive’.
Those 10 weeks have gone by in a flash and now 15 weeks pregnant, we have already spend a few quid on ‘stuff’ for the baby and I’ve decided to explore blogging for the first time to write about the experiences of the expecting father and everything that ensued from that day Laura high-fived me, literally seconds after peeing on a stick.
As with our relationship in general, we don’t hang about. As the saying goes, “when you know, you know”, so we’ve always had the habit of doing whatever felt right at the time. Not even the test took the 3 minutes as advertised on the box to deliver the news!