Posted in January 2012

My chubby little buddha & confinement

My chubby little buddha & confinement

So we took Jayden out to see our GP to check on his jaundice and to see if he was gaining weight and the good news is, he’s a healthy 3.99kg (gained approx 300g since leaving the hospital) and his jaundice has pretty much been flushed away 🙂 I was a little worried (hey I’m … Continue reading

Being a Papa

Being a Papa

  A few days ago I was kindly asked to help contribute towards TheMamaClub’s blog via a guest post and I thought it would be a good chance to share some more of my thoughts with other parents. Here’s the link to the guest post Being a Papa, or I have copied and pasted it below. … Continue reading

Breast is best

Breast is best

Breast is best… but it’s not always easy. It’s been a challenging 48 hours… haven’t got much sleep and Jayden has been really unsettled. I know I am not a mother and I don’t physically have to breastfeed, but my personal view is that latching on correctly is the key. If baby latches on well, … Continue reading

1 week in the real world

1 week in the real world

Jayden is officially 1 week old today in the “real” world. By that I mean out of his mother’s womb, as I feel like he has been alive for a lot longer and I have been talking and interacting with him for much more than a week. Whilst in the womb, I guess I would … Continue reading

Our first little adventure

Our first little adventure

I have never been so nervous carrying something (I know I don’t look nervous, but I was totally feeling it)… you know it’s not difficult to carry and you know it’s been designed to be safe, but there’s a small part of me that just thinks the worst. “What if I drop the baby capsule?” … Continue reading

Hospital life

Hospital life

The 96 hours spent in hospital was the longest I have ever spent in a hospital in my lifetime thus far. I quickly noticed that life in hospital is very clinical, very vanilla, and so somewhat very boring. There’s really not that much to do but sleep, eat, watch some TV (at an inaudible volume), … Continue reading

The “debut dad” project

The “debut dad” project

So this is no secret, but I’m a first time dad and I really wanted to keep an account of the undoubtedly memorable journey I was about to embark on with the birth of my first child. I envisage it to be a web journal of my feelings, thoughts, experiences and adventures whilst also possibly … Continue reading

A birthday I will NEVER forget!

A birthday I will NEVER forget!

On the 14th of January each year I celebrate my birthday. 2012 will be one birthday that  I will NEVER forget! I wasn’t going to celebrate my birthday this year as it was very busy leading up to the birth of our first child. 2 days before it though, my wife encouraged me to have … Continue reading

A bit about me

A bit about me

Before I commence my journey, I guess I should start with a little bit about me and why I chose to start this blog. My name is Brendan and I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. I have been happily married now for almost 3 years to a woman who has taught me more … Continue reading