Something I’m meant to keep in mind, apparently!
With a lot of free time on my hands before the arrival of Baby, and a partner who’s spending most of her time either at work or in bed trying to rid herself of her sickness, I’ve found myself watching a lot of films on Netflix these past few years. So, some quick thoughts on them:
It’s a funny thing, being a parent. And I say that before I’ve actually become a parent.
I don’t know who specifically ever said it to me, perhaps it was a lot of people, and perhaps I heard it in a film too, but I’ve always remembered being told that as soon as you have children you’ll spend the rest of your life worrying about their wellbeing. Today, that really hit home for me.
A lot has happened in the time since I last wrote here and, whilst I intended to tell many stories to you over the past few weeks, I have been so ill that even the thought of trying to write a somewhat sensible blog entry made me dizzy. But I’m on the mend, and maybe I’ll tell you all those stories another time. For now, I’m staying with recent events.
Despite what the above photo might imply, I have not somehow become a surrogate carrier for my child. No, instead I have simply started attending my first birth-related classes.
When Katie returned from her trip back home this weekend, she brought with her numerous pieces of baby gear that we still had back at her parents house in Cardiff. Amongst them, the Moses Basket that my parents bought for us as a present (along with an absolutely ridiculous amount of extra things too!).
I decided not to waste any time, and get the basket put together today. Okay, that’s a slight lie as I wrongly remembered the stand as being already constructed, so I had assumed I’d just be pulling it out of the box and standing it up. Oh, how my memory failed me.
Being that I’ve lived in Birmingham permanently for about six months now, and in Cardiff for seven years before that, you could say I’m used to being away from home. My family live in my hometown of Swansea, although one of my sisters ironically moved to Cardiff two months after I left there, and so I’m quite accustomed to seeing family members only a few times a year. In fact, I guess I’ve always somewhat preferred it that way.
Katie’s family are based in Cardiff, which is two hours away from us by car. My family are a further hour away on top of that, and so we’ve often wondered how we are going to handle the issue of our baby spending quality time with his grandparents. A couple weeks ago, Katie had a great idea: a sofa bed.
It is inevitable that my son will one day watch Star Wars. I have accepted this fact, and even though I’m not particularly a fan of the franchise, I’ve started to get excited at the thought of being with my boy the first time he watches Luke Skywalker face off against Darth Vader. Without question, he’s going to love himself some lightsaber battles! Hell, who doesn’t?
Saturday 11th December 2015 is a day that I’ll likely always remember, when thinking back to Katie’s pregnancy. It was a day of many firsts, some being positive, and some being just downright weird. Continue reading “Serenity Maternity Unit”
It’s not very often that I go to Nottingham, England. In fact, I can only remember one other time, which was for the funeral of my Great Uncle Fred recently. This time, however, my visit was completely recreational and 100% fun.