Category Archives: Being a Dad

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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It’s “guess the baby stats” time

I suspect the hope that Mrs II has that the latest twinge is a signal of labour starting has nothing to do with wanting to gently stroke her new borns forehead, to hold the wrapped infant as it nuzzles her … Continue reading

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Caught my eye Friday – Wisdom, Rhyming and Relativity

It’s been a big week. Little Miss 2.5 showed exceptional bravery on Wednesday when she went under a general anesthetic and Mrs II held it together really well (until your’s truly got a mild eye irritation). Not sure if anyone … Continue reading

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It’s ok to be scared

Miss 2.5 is indestructible. From as early as I can remember, whenever she’s hurt herself I’ve said “It’s ok sweet, dust yourself off” and she does. I’ve had strangers in parks comment on her robustness as she dongs her head on … Continue reading

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Caught My Eye Friday – honest, awesome and anti-women

2 weeks to go… tick, tick, tick. As Mrs II starts to slow down, it seems her mind speeds up as she looks around a house full of unfinished tasks and wonders if they’ll get done before the big day. … Continue reading

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My (very) pregnant valentine

2 weeks to go (roughly) 2 weeks until you swap the pain in your back and cramping for the muddled fog of sleep deprivation that will come from a helpless, hungry new-born sleeping beside us. Which is why I’m proposing … Continue reading

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How new-born fit are you?

As some of you may have noted on the weekend, I confirmed our new Illiterate Infants arrival in about 4 weeks. Thanks to all those friendly readers who quickly advised me of their 36 week pregnancies. What I may have … Continue reading

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Other People’s Kids – What’s the rules?

I’m not a stay at home dad, instead I play the weeknight weekend (WNWE) gig with gusto, throwing myself into the Illiterate family’s life as enthusiastically as possible. There’s been countless pluses; I’ve seen a little person grow in front … Continue reading

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