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Paternity Leave Expired.

So today marks the end of 4 weeks of paternity (minus the occasional days work when it has been busy). What a time it has been, there has been ups, downs, sleep deprivation and emotions flying left right and centre. I am so luckily to have got as long as I did to enjoy such a special time with my family. Everly’s arrival into our family went as smoothly as we could have wished for, life stayed pretty much the same just with one extra person to shower with love. We were expecting it to be a little difficult on Lillith (been an only child for 2 and a half years, then *bam* someone else needs Mummy and Daddy’s attention […]

Daddy doesn’t have Boobs.

Just a small update about whats been going on in the house, haven’t written a blog in a few day. This one will be short and sweet! It has been almost 3 weeks since Everly was born, the first couple of weeks went really smooth and we thought settling in was going well. Week 1 & 2 were smooth, eat, sleep, poop that was about it no trouble with any of the 3 essentials to life. Now that week 3 is dawning on us, Everly has seemed to have become more aware of her surroundings, a lot more aware of us being present and working out who is who. As much as I love that she’s learning and developing bonds, […]

Lillith’s Birth Story.

29th November 2014, almost 3 days overdue and waiting for our first child to decide to come into the world. We had tried all the old wives tales from pineapple and curry, all the way to exercise and sex. Nothing was shifting this child. For the whole of the pregnancy we referred to Bump as Roger, a small inside joke. We had no full confirmation of what gender Lillith would be as she kept her legs crossed for the entire scan. However we had a feeling she would beĀ girl from the very beginning of the pregnancy and we only had one name chosen, Lillith Orphelia Eaton.

Then there were Four.

“SHAUN!” … “Shaun my waters have broken”. These were the words that awoke me at 2am on the 5th July. Still fuzzy with sleep it only took a split second to process what Taryn had just shouted at me from the hallway. Jumping out of bed quicker than the land speed record, not entirely sure what I was doing, I ran to assist Taryn with whatever towel I could find.

Why we chose to be vegans…

So it would appear I have quite a bit of time freed up at the moment, so here is the 3rd blog in 3 days. As the title says I will be talking about why our small family chose to be vegans and going through some questions we get frequently asked. Don’t worry I wont be shoving vegan facts down your throats as that’s not what I want to blog about.

The Frustration of False Starts.

It began on the Evening of 27th June 2017, it appeared the labour was on the cards for that night. Contractions had started and were coming in fast and strong. We sat at home timing them and breathing through them, these were definitely the real deal. After an hour and a half of regular contractions we decided to ring the hospital as they say you should do. The midwife on the phone told us it was best to come in for the check ups. After arranging childcare and getting a lift to the hospital we made our way to the maternity ward where we were quickly seen by a midwife.