I think some of you knew this day was going to come sooner or later. Today I can officially announce that, if all goes to plan, Sara and I are going to be parents again in the summer of 2011. I am writing this blog post on October 26th – the day after our 5 year wedding anniversary – and the day that we finally had confirmation that Sara is pregnant. After almost a week of are-we / aren’t-we confusion, a Tesco pregnancy test was the confirmation we had been waiting for (and also the most hard-to-open piece of medical equipment I’ve ever had to use, but that’s a whole other blog post…)
I’ve been thinking about turning this blog in to more of a “daddy blog” for over a year now – after Robert was born, Sara and I began to accumulate little tips and scribbled notes, most of which we’ve just been sharing with friends when relevant. At first I pestered Sara to start her own blog, but she was never that in to the idea so I eventually conceded that I’d be better doing it myself – she did, after all, have other issues to be worrying about!
But the idea of starting a blog like that AFTER the child was born seemed a bit… strange to me. Almost like starting a book on chapter 2, or forgetting the opening credits of a film. So I resigned myself to waiting (something I struggle with, believe me!) until baby number 2 came along. Now I can chronicle our entire ‘journey’.
That’s not to say this is going to be a baby number 2 centric blog – hopefully having a 3 year-old and a newborn will generate all sorts of situations and tips that a new parent wouldn’t experience on their own. I’ll probably also share some of the things we learnt from baby number 1 (aka Robert!) as I think we have some good tips to share. Either way, I’m hoping it’s going to make fun reading for any other new parents or parents-to-be.
Let the rollercoaster begin… again!
UPDATE: Below is the Ultrasound of Baby 2, as taken at the Royal Berkshire Hospital on December 23rd. Once again, I’m updating this post in draft without publishing, as Sara is keen to tell her colleagues in person before I broadcast it to the world (well, to anybody reading this blog anyway…). All being well, I should be allowed to publish it when School has started again in January…