Mummy Pig and I married on 2 September 2012. We knew we always wanted children and in December 2013 we found out we were expecting our first child.
Mummy breezed through pregnancy. Small amount of morning sickness in the beginning but other than that she was loving life, she stayed trim – in fact she actually lost weight after Gracie was born and evolved from fit wife to MILF pretty darn quickly. I, on the other hand, I put on 3 stone, 3 fucking stone! Who does that? I had the excuse that I was eating for 3 and boy did I eat. I had given up smoking and was hardly drinking so ate everything in site!
After what was a very long labour (three days of contractions ten minutes apart) and the refusal to eat a 6 piece McNugget meal I thought we probably needed some help. 3 visits to the hospital, each time turned away and told to rest. Have you ever seen someone try to rest whilst contracting? Jesus Christ we literally had no idea what to do. Mummy Pig’s water’s broke around 03:00am. Long story short Gracie Kay was born at 16:27 on 30 August 2014 via emergency C-section. She weighed 7 pounds 2.5 ounces, or if you are under 40 years old 3250 grams. My life, our lives, were never the same again. I would not change it for the world!
Having an emergency C-section was strange. It was all panic and go go go but also so calm at the same time. I was scrubbed up, quite glad for it too as I was in need of a freshen up. As I got changed into the scrubs I kept giggling to myself like some sort of twat thinking I hope people don’t confuse me for a Dr…..they never did!
Going into surgery was like something out of a film, I never quite comprehended how big the theatre was, there were Drs, nurses, surgeons, midwifes and porters everywhere in this one massive room. One, a lady called Priti, I remember particularly well. She had a magic sense of humour and made everything feel normal. Also Wendy, our midwife was incredible (after first seeing Mummy pig at 0800 she told us that we would have a girl, between 16:00/17:00 and that she would weigh about 7lbs 2ounces)
Once Gracie was born I was the first to hold her tiny little hand, first to give her a cuddle and first to change her nappy 💩. I still can’t really describe the feeling of first seeing her, but it was epic. I remember initially feeling disappointed that when she was born the surgeon didn’t hold her up over the screen to show us her, not did he tell us what brand we got!
I like to think I have always been a hands on Daddy. I always got up for the night feeds and made sure Mummy got plenty of rest – extra Daddy points for me 🙂 I also look back and think maybe I could have done more, maybe I could have been more patient or maybe I could have spent 5 mins more with Gracie before bed. We live and learn and will always be learning with this cheeky piglet 🐷.
The last three years have been a total whirlwind and I have enjoyed every minute of it. We have been on an incredible journey so far and I cannot wait to see what’s in store for us in the future.
I feel totally blessed to have Gracie and I love watching her grown and develop.
Since Gracie was born Mummy Pig and I said we would keep a blog…..but epically failed. We have hundreds of photos and videos but never a blog.
So here we are, three years too late. Life though the eyes of Daddy Hew. I have never blogged, edited, written etc before so bare with me, give me feedback and enjoy!
Daddy Hew – first post, done!