"Try putting her head under the water", said Debbie.
I was a bit wary but to my astonishment she did not cry and seemed to like it. We were in there for about an hour and by that time she has had enough. It is always a struggle to find a baby changing room and always takes a good half hour to get her and me ready again.
Like always, straight after her swim and a feed she falls asleep, and they are always marathon sleeps. Great in order for me to do some work.
The next day is a big day; it is scan day and we find out what sex the new baby is.
Hold your breath for a moment because the day did not start so well. I thought I would give lady Charlotte a morning bath and, as always, she loved it. I turned around for one moment to grab her shampoo and when I turn around again there were some brown bits floating in the water. Too gruesome to go ino any further.
She made up for it in the scan room, being ever so well behaved. All is fine and it is a BOY!
Yes, come September 18 or thereabouts another Knight junior will join the ranks, a little brother for Lady C.
Then on Friday my wife gets a call from doctors saying we have to go to the hospital because Helen has to have an anti-D injection and it cannot wait apparently. So she leaves work early and Charlotte and I take her to the hospital.
Four hours she was in there and poor old Charlotte had to endure me wheeling her around the hospital until 9.30 pm to keep her occupied because she was too nosey to go to sleep. All is fine I am glad to say but couldn't help thinking to myself quite selfishly what am I going to have to eat for my dinner, as by this time I was quite grumpy with no food inside me.
Managed to find a decent fish and chip shop which did the trick.
Anyway I thought as Charlotte went to bed late she would have a lie in the next morning. Wrong. Up at 6am. Grrr...
Steve Knight is a 45 year old shipbroker from Ruislip, and married to Helen, who works for the same employer.
In July, 2012, their daughter Charlotte was born. Steve is now primary carer, on six months' paternity leave, while Helen has gone back to the office to support the family. They are expecting their second baby in the autumn.