Four Weeks Left (Maybe)

Today we had another scan – our fifth. I think we’ve had so many for various reasons – Bethend has a higher bmi than normal (she’s short and very strong), she has low amniotic fluid and it’s her first pregnancy. We didn’t get a picture this time round. His head …

Week 35 – Midwives, Anaesthetists and Pokemon

It’s Week 35 and I delayed this week’s post so I could write about our appointments which we had today instead of on a Thursday as usual. This was mostly because it was easier for me to take the Friday off than rearrange the appointment. At least I thought so. …

Ready Or Not Here I Come?

My wife is having contractions. Okay so it could be Braxton Hicks, and it’s pretty normal for this time in the pregnancy – we’re 34 weeks in and anywhere from two to six weeks from the birth. The actual date is August 18th but only 4% of babies are born …

Here’s Looking At You Kid (Again)

It’s Week Thirty-Two in the pregnancy and things are getting close. In less than eight weeks we will have a baby to put in all this stuff we have. We have appointments now every other week of some sort – midwife, scans, the anaesthetist. Today we had another scan – …

Vaccination and Freedom of Choice

I will be getting Snappy vaccinated. There’s no decision to make, because the decision was made as soon as these vaccinations were invented. I will get my baby vaccinated. End of. I will not be talked out of it, or even consider not vaccinating them. I think people who do …