FTB: Father-to-be

17 02 2014

It has been pointed out to me that in my current condition it is no longer appropriate to refer to my wonderful husband as FFOMC (future father of my children) as he is in actual fact the father of the little boy growing in my tummy.

As such I have revised the acronym that I have come to love.

He will henceforth be know – at least until May 2014 – as FTB: father-to-be.

The man himself is hard at work preparing our home for our new arrival and I am getting twitchy being unable to help as much as I would like to. Little Lumpy will be so lucky to have this wonderful man in his life.

Getting Ready…Hospital Bag

16 02 2014

Baby bagMum is coming over this week while I am on half term and one of the things on my to-do list is sorting out my hospital bag. I have been buying bits and pieces for some time so have a few of the necessities already but a few online searches and a quick consultation of my blue folder suggest that I need the following items.

  • Antenatal notes and birth plan – birth plan = being struck on the head with a toaster and waking up after its all over
  • Parking money
  • Basic toiletry kit – toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, face wipes, lip salve and moisturiser
  • Dressing gown and slippers
  • Front opening nightdress – Mum is buying this for me 🙂
  • Disposable knickers – I don’t want to know!!!!
  • Maternity and breast pads
  • Nursing bras
  • Towel and pillow
  • Energy drinks and snacks
  • Magazine/book
  • Going home outfit

Baby Stuff:

  • Nappies
  • Cotton wool
  • Vests/babygrows
  • Socks and scratch mitts,
  • Thin cotton hat
  • Muslins (buy coloured or patterned ones so that yours are easy to distinguish)
  • Going home outfit
  • Blankets
  • Car seat

So plenty to do – thank goodness for Mummies.

50 things to do before your 11 3/4

15 02 2014


What an outstanding idea! Having paid a visit to a National Trust property some months back on a sunny weekend I now receive emails letting me know about various events and offers.

As a Mum-to-be I love the idea of taking my husband and son out to explore our local countryside and the wealth of historical and cultural sites England has to offer.

Today I stumbled accross “50 things to do before your 11 3/4”.

It is a list of activities to encourage children to discover their wild side and looks like the perfect way of getting Daddya nd Lumpy bonding in a few years time. I cant wait for all these little family adventures and I know my husband feels the same way – even if his list involves less outdoorseyness and more X-Box and 80’s cartoons.