Posts Tagged ‘Baby’


Anton’s tips for surviving the first baby week

July 1, 2009

Now, I’m going to do my best not to let this blog be dominated by the new arrival (unlike the rest of my life); so let’s get a few baby posts out of the way.

It’s Day 6 of Natasha’s (post-birth) life and here are some of the less-serious tips* I’ve picked up so far as a dad:

1. When baby is unsettled – bounce on a swiss ball. Works like a charm.

2. Don’t be scared of nappy changing. It’s often a hilarious time and is surprising satisfying when you have a clean bottom staring back at you.

3. When you need to go to the toilet go as soon as you can. If you tarry, you may be needed for settling and you never know how long that will take.

4. The CDs with ‘sounds from the uterus’ playing actually help. They even help me sleep!

5. Have your baby during Wimbledon. It makes you look forward to getting up in the middle of the night.

Any other tips folks?

*may not work for babies not named Natasha


Introducing Natasha Mary

June 27, 2009

God has been very good in giving us Natasha yesterday morning. Both mum and bub are healthy and well. The stats: born 26/6/09 at 3:51am, 3.25 kg, 48 cm. I’m loving fatherhood so far, especially after a good night’s sleep last night! Her timing was impeccable – Katie and I both finished exams on Tuesday (and I got my golf game in) and pre-labour started Wednesday morning. Here are some pics of our gorgeous little girl. Check in next week for some more when we get home.

Katie & TashAnton & TashTash - Day 1The familyTashTash - Day 2


Melbourne Babymoon

April 15, 2009

Last week I experienced two new concepts – Melbourne and the Babymoon


I was my first time in Melbourne since I was too young to remember anything. It’s a cool city. However, I was secretly pleased when we had a poor  public transport experience – a tram that was 20 mins late and then took 40 minutes to get up Chapel St. But the city lived up to its hype of being stylish and livable.

Wikipedia defines a Babymoon as “a period of time that parents spend bonding with a recently-born baby”, while Jetstar sees them as “the opportunity to have a romantic, restful break together, before the couple becomes a family”. Looks like we got sucked in to the Jetstar version – but it was a great idea! We had a lovely time together, enjoying the last of this phase of life. We’re very thankful for the opportunity for the break.