Firstly I must apologise to the thousands of loyal followers of my RP blog. I know my absence has caused distress and that my words have left the lives of many empty and unfulfilled. I share your pain and am once again here to bring light and joy to your lives. And as an added bonus I won't mention Raspberry tea or encouraging labour. Because I did it to death. And because I am now a, if not THE, daddy.
T'was a wild and windy night, the 17th of November, when we knew that the
My wife is trying all the tricks to get labour started. The due date (yeah, I know, we weren't supposed to have a due date, just a due month) has slipped by so now she's getting serious. On Saturday we left Sainburys with a cart laden with pineapples and Sunday morning brought a smoothy that could remove teeth at 400m (I fear pineapples - maybe because they look like comic-book grenades with hats on, but more likely it comes from sucking pineapple cubes until my mouth bled as a kid).
Ladies, if you want your nether regions to soften then Raspberry leaf tea is the thing. It's quite a common 'quack remedy' - so much so that I don't think it is viewed as quack any more - and a lot of pregnant women drink it in the latter stages of pregnancy. As with anything like this you can read a lot of descriptions "it may help to...", "it has been suggested that..", "it just possibly might actually not do nothing" and so on. Raspberry Leaf Tea though DOES WORK.
Having just given birth to the new Rear Party, the next hurdle is a real birth - my first child. My involvement will not so hands-on of course (Good CO is male), but it is still momentous. Maybe not quite so great an event as the birth of the new Rear Party, but, yes, momentous.
My wife is due any time now. We're under strict instructions not to fix a date - apparently that just adds to a woman's stress if the date passes even though only a small proportion are born on the official
Well, the motivation took a bit of a kick over the weekend when I got a message passed that a militant-with-agressive-sexual-rights-views (MWASRV) objected to my search engine optimization and threatened all manner of nuclear-strike options rather than write a quick email to point out the problem. Yes, I forgot the word 'partners' in the site title. May I be lashed with bits of barbed wire.
Up until the middle of last year I don't think you could have met a more liberal and 'inclusive'