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DADult Life | February 22, 2018

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First Time Parents

National Poetry Day: A poem I wrote for my daughter before she was born

September 28, 2017 |

According to the internet, it’s National Poetry Day. By no means am I a rapper – as much as I hate to admit it – or a bard, but that didn’t stop me from writing something of a lyrical nature for my daughter well ahead of her birth.Read More

Fuerteventura 2017: I was wrong about taking our baby on holiday

September 26, 2017 |

Our first argument during the pregnancy was over when we should take our baby on a family holiday, which resulted in me being blasted by the baby brain.Read More

Why mums and dads have turned to social networks

August 31, 2017 |

These days it’d be tough to bump into someone on the street without a smartphone. As such, mums and dads are increasingly reliant on social networks and the online world for parenting.Read More

Meet the (other) parents – where are all the baby owners?

July 30, 2017 | 2

Jenna knows countless mums and gets to mingle with them during her maternity leave, but my closest mates are yet to reproduce, while the other friends I know with children don’t live anywhere near.Read More

50 days of fatherhood: 50 fast thoughts from a first-time father

July 22, 2017 | 2

50 days have passed since I became a dad, so I’ve shared 50 short thoughts on the journey so far, which other parents may be able to relate to.Read More

The birth of our daughter – a viewpoint from a first-time dad

June 30, 2017 | 3

On 31st May 2017, after what felt like the longest nine months ever, my daughter was born and I became a first-time dad – this is the story of her birth.Read More

When contractions start during a wedding

June 7, 2017 |

Sunday 28th May was a big day for Jenna’s best friend Sarah, who married her partner Phil to become Mrs Gordon. It was also the day Jenna’s contractions started.Read More

The babymoon: Checking into Champneys

May 28, 2017 |

We promised ourselves we’d have a final retreat ahead of Bump’s arrival, a trend known as the babymoon, and Champneys was the destination of choice.Read More

Birthing bangers: Making the maternity mixtape

May 19, 2017 |

With the due date rapidly approaching, one of Jenna’s birth preferences while she’s in labour is music, and I’ve been appointed boss of the birthing bangers.Read More

Preparing for the birth: The hospital tour and Braxton Hicks contractions

May 17, 2017 |

Well, that escalated quickly. Week 36 has already been and gone. We’ve toured the hospital’s labour facilities and the Toni Braxtons are getting stronger.Read More