Tag: pregnancy

Dear Father Hood: we’re trying for a baby. How long should it take?

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If you’re asking me about the sex, then the latest studies suggest that the average bout of love-making lasts 5.4 minutes from penile penetration to ejaculation. If you’re asking about Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: we’re trying for a baby. How long should it take?”

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Dear Father Hood: when did you start reading to your child?

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I’m a writer, darling. So, obviously, I began sharing the written word with my little one from the moment the urine dried on my wife’s pregnancy test. Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: when did you start reading to your child?”

Dear Father Hood: what’s the hardest thing about being a parent?

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Ooh, that’s an excellent question. And one that’s surely going to induce a straightforward response, right? Wrong. This is an almost impossible Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: what’s the hardest thing about being a parent?”

Dear Father Hood: am I ready to have children?

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No, you’re not ready to have children. Don’t cry. I’m not suggesting that you’d be an unworthy addition to the parenting club. I’m simply stating that until a human Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: am I ready to have children?”

Dear Father Hood: we’re struggling to agree on a baby name, got any advice?

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Ooh, I like this one. Maybe you could name your little one after the place it was conceived? Or do that ‘what’s your porn star name?’ thing, where you Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: we’re struggling to agree on a baby name, got any advice?”

Dear Father Hood: what’s the secret to making new dad mates?

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Greetings, readers. You join me live at a massive party featuring bouncy castles, vociferous conversations, beer, an array of barbecued meat, televised sport and Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: what’s the secret to making new dad mates?”

Dear Father Hood: my wife’s due to give birth next week – got any tips that’ll help us out during the labour process?

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I’ll be honest and admit the whole birthing process was a bit of a blur for me – partly due to the adrenaline cascading around my body, and partly due to Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: my wife’s due to give birth next week – got any tips that’ll help us out during the labour process?”

Dear Father Hood: should we find out the sex of our baby?

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If your baby has been born, I’m going to give you the all clear to go ahead and peek inside the nappy. If he or she hasn’t, I’m going to Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: should we find out the sex of our baby?”

Dear Father Hood: my wife’s due in four months and the builder says our planned renovations will take three months – should we go for it?

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As a veteran of a very similar situation, I can exclusively reveal that the decision to proceed or not comes down to one question. Do you Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: my wife’s due in four months and the builder says our planned renovations will take three months – should we go for it?”

Dear Father Hood: should I fear the ‘Dad bod’?

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Great news, value for money fans. Because this query could come from a soon-to-be dad worried about developing a ‘dad bod’ or a Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: should I fear the ‘Dad bod’?”