Wednesday, 31 December 2014

An Interview With Daddy

I talk a lot about my husband Luke, and I hope it is obvious from my posts here, twitter and Instagram that I think he's a brilliant Daddy to Jake. 

I thought that I would gift him a post to have his say, in a little Q & A, about life as a first-time Daddy. Here goes...

What did you enjoy most about 'us' being pregnant?
"The best part of being pregnant is the excitement about being a Dad and having our own little family. I loved feeling the baby kick and watching him move in your tummy, like the Alien! Lol. But listening to his heart beat was incredible - best.sound.ever."

What was it like for you when I was in labour?
"It was emotional. It was an emotional rollercoaster of tiredness, excitement, love, worry and also sadness" - why? - "Because you were in pain and then we had to go to emergency theatre which was so terrifying. But then he was there and healthy and when I held him for the first time it was the most amazing feeling ever."

What are the best things about being a dad?
"Watching him grow and change each day is incredible. Knowing that he will look up to me when he's older is humbling and he gives me a great sense of achievement - like it was my life's purpose to bring him into the world. I love him. It's also great when he smiles at me and cuddles into me - I love listening to him - his breathing, laughing, cooing. Everything!."

What, if any, are the downsides to being a dad?
"The only real downside is that you lose your sense of independence - you can't just do what you want to do, whenever you want to do it! Including sleep! Lol."

What has surprised you the most?
"The most surprising thing for me has been how well I have adapted to being a dad. I didn't think I'd be a good dad, and I think I actually am. I'm not a patient person but I am with him. I was also surprised at how tough it can be at times when they're ill or upset - but it's worth it, just to watch him grow every day."

What are you looking forward to in 2015?
"I'm most looking forward to seeing him roll over, crawl, walk and say his first words. That 1st birthday will be amazing! So excited! I'm also REALLY looking forward to the new Avengers and Star Wars films :) ".

What advice would you give to other first-time dads, or dads to be?
"Stay strong. It does get easier. You do get more sleep. Just look at their little face and you'll know it's all worth it. Plus, make life easier and muck in - support your partner and get involved."

Thanks to my hubby for being honest and letting me publish his answers! If you have any questions for Luke, a first-time Daddy, then drop them in the comments below and I'll get him to give us the answers! 



  1. That is such lovely post and an amazing idea. Well done Luke on your first blog post, will we be seeing a new daddy blogger in 2015?? ;)

    1. Thank you Natalie! His answer is: "hmm we'll see. Might leave that up to the Mrs". Lol x

  2. Great post. He put everything perfectly. Definitely think there should be another dad blogger ;-) although I might not like the competition! Lol.

    1. Ah thank you! He says he is too shy to start his own blog... For now! :-)

    2. Am glad you linked this with the #bigfatlinky its been great to reread this. Still think he should blog :-)

    3. Lol - cheers Martyn! He still says no! Haha :)

  3. Great to hear from Daddy! Although i already feel like I'm part of the family!! Thanks for sharing this and thanks for linking up #bigfatlinky

    1. Thanks Al - you certainly are like a little part of the family! I think our boys are just destined to be friends :)