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DADult Life | June 24, 2018

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Pregnancy

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 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

What sort of cab driver turns away a pregnant woman?

April 17, 2017 |

Seemingly, the only “Closed Door Policy” in Brighton right now is one where the drivers refuse to let pregnant women enter the vehicles, never mind ensuring they “safely enter their homes”.Read More

The Baby and Toddler Show conspiracy: Expectant dads needn’t tell partners everything

April 11, 2017 |

Ahead of the Baby and Toddler Show, a fellow expectant dad and I created a plot – turns out we don’t need to run everything past our other halves.Read More

Thoughts experienced when in crowds with your pregnant partner and bump

March 19, 2017 |

Throughout the pregnancy, I like to think I’ve been the voice of reason. Until we’re in crowds together.Read More

Travelling during the third trimester of pregnancy

March 12, 2017 |

After Christmas in Paris, we took a trip to Manchester over the first weekend of March to stay at newly opened accommodation CitySuites.Read More

Baby’s movements: I felt our daughter kicking!

February 11, 2017 |

It’s week 23 and I’ve felt her kicking for the first time!

By her, I do mean the baby, not Jenna – although I won’t rule out that happening at some stage. Remember the stare? Anything can happen when that goes … Read More

Was it a planned pregnancy?

January 10, 2017 |

“Was it planned?”

Call me crazy, but personally, it’s not a question I’d think to ask if anyone told me they were expecting.

If it’s a loved-up couple, you’d assume planned, and if it was one of my single lothario … Read More

My pretzel turned out to be a baby

December 7, 2016 |

Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be an expectant father…

The moment I was told I was going to become a father is unforgettable. That’s stating the obvious perhaps, but I feel I need to reiterate that point lest I get … Read More