22 things they don’t tell you before having a baby

There are various things you’ll already know about having a baby. Then there are the things you’ll pick up at your NCT classes or via google. And finally, your friends and parents will undoubtably throw advice and experience into the general direction of the soon-to-be-mother. But what about us Dads? Well, here a few things…

Pregnancy: Moisturise that belly!

For the first four months or so of this weird and wonderful process the bub is pretty small (see this fruit and veg themed week on week size guide), meaning The Belly is likely to be as it was pre Bub incubation. But it’s not long into month four or five before he or she…

Pregnancy: Morning sickness sucks and I had no idea

Some of you will be think: “how the f*** could he not realise morning sickness sucked?” Well, I’ve never really paid attention to it! I was too young when my Mum was pregnant with my bro and when my Step-Mum was with my sister. Any women I know who have had kids so far are…

Pregnancy: Do I need to talk to the belly?

I read a lot online about how the bub is able to hear from about 23 weeks, and that you should therefore talk directly to him or her, and play Mozart to ensure supreme intelligence. Apparently some studies suggest they can absorb some traits from what it hears regularly. I asked my own Mum about…

Pregnancy: I need to look good in the just-born photos…

I’ve always judged my Dad for what he looked like when I was born. I came into this world in 1987: the year of THAT hurricane and many, many years after the seventies. Unfortunately, my old man hadn’t clocked that last bit and was still rocking the flares, the massive collars and the classic seventies…