My wife was amazing, the labour was horrifically traumatic, the midwives were a seriously ‘mixed bag’, but after 7 days in hospital (a terrible experience that I am sure I will write about at length in a future blog) we now have a beautiful little boy that is completely our responsibility.
Scary doesn’t even come close.
Anyway, my 365 day odyssey into the terrifying uncharted waters of parenthood started with a couple of hours’ sleep here, on a hospital floor. Although the floor is cold, hard and (judging by the record of the NHS) probably crawling with infectious diseases, I don’t think I have ever slept as well… And almost certainly won’t again this year!
To be continued…