20 weird facts about pregnancy

1. Goodbye, old friends. The moment you discover you are pregnant, immediately take your clothes off and take a photograph of your boobs in their original, untarnished condition – for posterity. Sooner than you think, your once beautiful boobs will be somewhat worse for wear (see point 3). 2. Hello, new friends. Remember that episode of…

What’s my role, again?

For two weeks, fathers in the UK are entitled to Statutory Paternity Leave: that’s paid leave, within 56 days of their child’s birth. To some that might not seem much, although Americans are given no paternity leave at all and in contrast, Icelandic daddies are granted 90 days. Whatever stretch of leave is given, poses the…

The lost weeks of pregnancy

Did you love being pregnant or did you hate it? The chances are, even if you had a reasonable pregnancy, there will have been a few weeks of struggle. I call these the ‘lost weeks.’ I am currently experiencing this stretch of time so it seems a good idea to document it first hand, for probably…