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cliche baby post

hello!
it’s been a while – too stressed etc to post and frankly nothing to say except going on about this little onebaby girl and dad(she’s the one on the left)

anyway can’t stop now. busy bakson xxx

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what’s more scary?

i used to think the scariest thing in the world was this:
here's bob!
now i think it might be this:
baby
actually now i think about it the baby was always scarier

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baby baby

went to the midwife today. everything seems to be going ok. listened to the heartbeat.

i want to post more about baby but i can’t think what to say. it’s just so BIG (the way i feel, not the baby). i’m trying to think of a way of putting how i feel into words but i’ve never been any good at that, not in conversation and certainly not in the written word. um…

well i know it might seem obvious but i’m about equally excited and scared. the more i feel like this the closer those two emotions seem to become. i guess in a way they’re two sides of the same coin.
my mind keeps drifting to things i’d like to do with the little one (a girl, we think) – making kites, walks in the woods, baking biscuits. then back to practical worries about the birth and money. then to the surgery that baby’s going to need to have and whether it will hurt (she has a cleft lip or palette which was detected at a scan, and will be operated on about three months after birth). then to the bloody lino in our kitchen which has a great big rip in it.
i’m all over the place mentally. monkey mind it’s called. but i suppose that’s normal.
i don’t know many dads but i at least have two good male friends who have kids, and i’ve been pumping them for advice. not as if there’es much to advise me on at the moment, but the main thing seems to be to keep archel happy. which is my general plan in life anyway because it’s fun to do that.
ummm…
err…
that’s it for now. less than two months left on the calendar. gulp!

i can’t wait.

ps i found this website today. looks to be good.

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