The Miracle of Birth

Just over a week ago we received the most amazing thing in the entire world, our son (Baby H). 9 months and 1 week of being fashioned inside my wife’s womb is all it took to create our healthy 8lb 5oz little man. Looking back those 9 months flew by, but at the time we were impatient, excited and just wanted the whole process to hurry up so that we could meet him.Read More »

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Unrealistic Expectations

My wife is a realist and apparently it seems that I am a staunch optimist. I’ve always been a happy-go-lucky kind of guy, easily pleased by the simplest of things and never phased by much, but transferred into an environment such as we are in, my optimism may well come back and bite me on the be-hind!

Throughout the pregnancy, we have been consistently reminded to “enjoy yourself while you can”, whether it be going out to the cinema together, getting a good nights sleep or even turning up to church on time. Through my optimistic mindset my response goes something like this, “I’m not worried, our baby will be perfect, life won’t change that much”. This response is often received with sarcastic laughter, shaking heads and funny looks, as if to say ‘you’re kidding yourself!’; I’m starting to think that they may well be right.Read More »