Unexpected Parenthood

What do you do when your trust into unexpected parenthood at a moments notice?

Well this is exactly how it happened to Adam and his partner Lyndsay, little did they know that the 11th May 2015 would be the day that changed their lives forever.

Just a normal average day of work them both, with the big step going into their relationship of moving in together Adam was meant to be working away that day but his plans were cancelled at the last-minute, so with the house that was supposed to be empty Lyndsay finished work and went to stay at here moms so she didn’t have to spend the night alone.

With Adam getting home he decided to settled in for the night in the way he had been planning since his plans were cancelled, with pizza and cold Kopperberg.

Settling into bed with his laptop keeping an eye on an item he had been bidding for on eBay for quite a while he finally was the highest bidder, after paying and arranging delivery it was time for sleep as the day had caught up with him.

The Call

A call in the middle of the night is never a good thing in many people’s eyes, from my experience its someone who is drunk and wanting to talk or its bad news.

For Adam this call had startled him awake thinking who can this be and he rummaged for his mobile, a million thoughts going thoughts going through his head as he carefully answered the phone.

It was Lynday’s mom!

“Adam are you sitting down?, I will need to you to stay calm and listen”

What could it be?

Had she fallen?

Was she sick?

What Adam was told next shook him to the core…

Lyndsay had gone into hospital with suspected appendicitis and when they had scanned her to check if that was the case, she was actually pregnant!

Not only that but she was in labour!

I can’t begin to imagine how and what he felt in that second of time where he was told he was to be an unexpected parent.

Not only was they not prepared with buying anything baby wise from bottles to arranging sleeping and nappies but they also missed out on the wonder that is watching your partner growing your child and the excitement of counting the days to delivery day.

Adam rushed the hospital to be by his girlfriends side both of them in shock of what is currently going on with it feeling like some kind of dream where they would just wake up and everything would be back to normal.

3 hours on and Bella has arrived into the world more beautiful as they both could have imagined in their wildest dreams.

But what would happen now?

They weren’t prepared to be parents and were now in a situation where everything would now be 100 miles per hour and they would have to learn as they went along.

From personal experience it’s not easy raising kids, I had to learn as a new dad how to change a nappy to what do I do when they cry or even questioning am I personally cut out to be a parent.

I one night these two people had become unexpected parents, Lyndsay had now lost her job and they had to cancel their trip to Florida booked for the next month.

Life was going to be different from now on….

If you want to find out more about these 2 amazing people you can read their incredible story here https://t.co/1ZHvU7w7wv

You can also keep up to dad with this daddy blogger on his page http://www.3hourdad.com

I personally want to wish these guys all the best, I have enjoyed hearing about their journey as parents and look forward to his future posts.

Daddy Giraffe x






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