Breaking Dad: 12 things I have learned this year from being a dad
People told me before she was born that it would be a shock to the system, and they were right.
I now wonder what I used to do with my time before little buddha arrived.
Every day something different and memorable happens.
Sophia is set to begin a whole new adventure when she begins nursery this week and today I look over 12 things I have learned this year...
1/ Never leave home without a dummy.
2/ Always have a bib handy.
3/ Taking a baby through airport security is no easy task.
4/ It always takes 30 minutes longer than you estimate to leave the house with baby.
5/ Don't go down Buchanan Street if you want your baby to nap... too many loud buskers!
6/ Don't leave cat biscuits in reach of crawling buddha.
7/ Always have a muslin cloth over your shoulder when burping after feeding.
8/ Hangovers and being a parent don't mix, meaning they are now a thing of the past.
9/ Parents stop phoning to ask how you are... it's all about their grandchild now!
10/ Unplug the house phone during baby's naps as it's guaranteed a marketing firm will call and wake her up.
11/ Don't leave the TV remote control around when Sophia is crawling - the TV never works the same again after she plays with it.
12/ The numbers of all children's TV channels are now etched in my memory. Sadly, no time now for Sky Sports News!