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As the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and while I did have the best of intentions to write about my experiences during and after pregnancy, the reality of a new little person in my life threw that into a special kind of chaos.

Our little baby girl Alexandra arrived almost a year ago now, and that is how little free time I have these days. But, as you can see, I am trying to start again with many of my writing projects as Mum and Baby are having a sleep.

However, despite the lack of writing on what was meant to be a great writing exercise on having our first child, I am now armed with experience, anecdotes and solutions to real problems.

I’m not talking about those birthing class problems (believe me, they don’t really cover jack) but actual useful problems, such as feeding, soothing and surviving.

If you don’t believe me, you can check and see that my last post was just under 12 months ago, conveniently just before this gorgeous addition to our family arrived.

While we have had our ups and downs, stress and a whole lot of messes, I feel more able to cope with the extremes that life can throw at you.

I guess it’s because I now have someone that I can shield from the stresses and problems in the world, and that makes all the hard work and sleepless nights worthwhile.

Enough about me though, because it’s my beautiful wife who is the real hero. I will be writing a bit about our birthing experience (pending approval from my wife obviously) and I hope our “not according to plan” experience and our emotional roller coaster might provide some insight to expecting parents out there, oh, and Dads of course!

Remember, if you are lucky enough to have a partner there with you during the pregnancy (guy or girl) there are many who don’t. Be a team, support each other, AND make sure you check back to my blog for more articles and even some recipes to save you a fortune on over packaged baby food.