Monthly Archives: March 2013

Newborns are boring

For the aspiring father-to-be the birth of your child represents the culmination of months of effort. Assuming that conception is relatively simple (and spectacular – obviously) you’ve spent the last nine or so months preparing bedrooms, choosing prams, picking names … Continue reading

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Caught my eye Friday – Bugger all and bloody funny

For what seems like forever, I’ve been prefacing my weekly Caught My Eye Friday post with an update on my wife’s pregnancy, moving from excitement to impatience to just plain over it. Now our new little girl has arrived and … Continue reading

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A day in the life – week 2

This too shall pass… this too shall pass… this too shall pass… 1:00am – The dummy falls out of our newest Illiterate Infants mouth as she finally succumbs to sleep. There’s no tears with this one, no screaming with pain, … Continue reading

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Things you forget…

One week in and the Illiterate household is officially in “newborn” mode. We’re alternating between Hallmark card moments and a scene from ER as we deal with each new first: first big sleep, first burp, first milk poo, first throwing … Continue reading

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We have a winner!

From the reactions of mothers who have been informed of our newest addition’s birth statistics, it seems that there should be two Illiterate Infant Baby Stats guessing competition¬†awards . The first should obviously go to the closest guesser. The person … Continue reading

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…and then there were four

On Monday morning, about 3:20am, another Illiterate Infant came into the world. There’s a whole birth story waiting to be told about this one, but for now, I’ll just summarise it by saying that my wife amazed me, filled me … Continue reading

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Mums on Dads Guest Post – Dads and Pregnancy

Some of you may know of today’s guest poster as a the prolific commenter, others may know of her as the person who celebrated the milestone of her 1000th post with yet another, bigger milestone. Others may know her as … Continue reading

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Caught my eye Friday – Poo stories and piss takes

tick… tick… tick… The Illiterate Infant household has now been on amber alert for about a week. In my head, there was no way I would be writing this today because I’d be too busy staring smitten-like at the newly … Continue reading

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