Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week 13 to 14 (size lemon)

Edging into another week and my head is pulled in many different directions wondering how the dogs are going to react to a new edition to the family and considering if there is something we need to be doing that we just don't know.

You tend to get lots of advice from people when they find out you're going to be a dad. It gets a little tricky to figure out what to focus on and what isn't important.

The other crazy thing, and this I'm sure will only be me, is that I keep getting this strange thought process. Whenever I see an ambulance or flowers on a road to suggest an accident, I get this weird idea that someone may have died to make space on earth for a new life. It's completely bizarre but I can't help it. I always over think situations and have a very curious mind trying to figure out the World and why things happen. I feel there has to be a reason for everything. Maybe I'm a wannabee scientist!

Back to reality, today we went to Toys R Us to check out prams, strollers, buggys and the like. We were met with 2 in 1s, 3 in 1s and travel systems. What the hell is a travel system? I thought it organised traffic lights and that sort of thing... It's all got way too technical from when I was working at Toys R Us as a student.

We also started to take the belly shots to show the bump on the Mrs... it's there if you look closely... getting bigger!

We keep having the boy or girl chat. So far, she's identified around 47 different old wives tales for telling which one we're going to have. So far, each differs in the end result... Let's leave it to the scan I say.,.

It's still feeling like a rollercoaster ride and there's no way I want to get off!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Becoming a dad - Weeks 12 to 13 (size Peach)

Weeks 12 to 13

It's been a hectic lead up to this point but finally, this week we found out we were definitely pregnant. It's an amazing feeling and one that we thought may not happen. I wanted to document the run in to becoming a dad for the first time. I hope I manage to keep it up in this blog.

Since we found out I find myself taking stock during quiet moments and steadily coming to terms with the reality that we about to realise a significant milestone in our lives.

It's an odd feeling because it doesn't quite feel real but yet I'm already planning ahead to when the moment arrives and I can hold baby in my arms. It's difficult to predict how that will feel and I'm trying not to be too methodical about the whole process. We should be enjoying this lead up. That's important.

It's exciting to plan ahead and today we went into London to look at baby things. It's only when you enter a shop like Mothercare for the first time where you're not buying a gift for a friend's baby that you realise just how much needs to be done between now and 40 weeks.

I guess I need to write this to capture how I'm feeling and to have something that's a keepsake I could potentially read to the little one at some point in the future. 

This evening, full of ambition, I started a list of what we need to do before birthday zero...I've only just started looking into it and it's already an Excel spreadsheet numbering 89 lines.... a little concerning...