thoughts and things

Pregnancy

Dear Baby 

Sorry baby, we haven’t meant to totally ignore you for the past 7 months….. Dear Baby I’m sorry you’ve taken a back seat  I’m sorry I’ve sort of forgot  I’m sorry you’re soon to be wearing castoffs  And sleeping in a second hand cot  I […]

How Did I Do It?

No seriously……how? I look at Nancy and wonder how the hell she is 3 years old. And then I think something else: I bloody did it. I fed, I clothed,  I stayed awake, I sang, I cried. 3 years and here she is, telling me […]

Pregnancy Cravings

Everyone knows when you’re pregnant, you get loads of cravings, right? I’m craving…… -Peace and quiet -Cereal -A lie in -A day free from frozen -Maternity clothing that actually fits -Lots of warm tea -Brie -To be able to sit and watch Netflix for a […]

Pregnancy Perks and Pitfalls

There’s got to be some perks to this pregnancy lark….right? Pregnancy Perks Not having to pay for the dentist Being able to get out of anything by saying you’re pregnant Being able to sit down on buses or stare at people intently rubbing your belly […]

Thoughts on Pregnancy: Second Time Round

I had just come to the conclusion that one child was plenty enough thank you,  when I found out I was pregnant. My first thought was: oh shit. My second thought was: oh shit, I can’t drink anything now.  HOW AM I GOING TO COPE?! […]

When should you start your maternity leave?

Looking back at my maternity leave, it was a time I will remember and cherish. I will never have that time again, well not in the same way – when I started my maternity leave it was just me, and now I have bubs! (Obviously, […]

Partners on The Maternity Ward: A Good Idea?

Watching the very exciting news today about the birth of the royal baby, a piece of information caught my eye.  Prince William would stay with Catherine overnight with their baby.  Hold on, I thought.  I didn’t get that.  Dan wasn’t allowed to stay with me. […]

Out and About with a Baby Series – 1. Finding The Perfect Buggy

Now that Bubs is almost 4 months old, I am starting to venture out a bit more. This has meant I have had to start thinking about what I am doing, where I am going, and what I will need whilst I am out of […]

‘When My Sister Gave Birth I Cried’: Birth from a Birth Partner Perspective (Guest Post)

I am very pleased that my sister was able to write this for me, the birth from her prespective as a birth partner. As I couldn’t remember all the details of my birth, it was quite interesting reading this myself! Thank you Lydia – you […]

My Birth Story

If you would like to know what happened when I started the Induction process, then please read this post. This post continues on from my Induction post. So on delivery suite, I was 4cm when I had gas and air, and pethidine injection followed shortly […]