Family, Labour, Parenting, Pregnancy

First Pregnancy Nostalgia. Thinking Back To That Day That Feels So Long Ago…

I'm still struggling to realise that in just one month, the eldest of my three is starting secondary school. It doesn't seem possible. I remember Josh coming into the world as if it was yesterday. I was 21 when I fell pregnant with him and as odd/mad as it seemed to everyone else, he wasn't… Read More First Pregnancy Nostalgia. Thinking Back To That Day That Feels So Long Ago…

Labour, Newborn, Parenting

Why It’s OK To Think Your Baby Isn’t As Beautiful As Everyone Is Saying

Wow. It's true what people say, even third time around - as soon as your baby is placed in your arms, you really do forget all about the pain you've just gone through. It instantly disappears. I would love to be one of those Mums who gushes and exclaims how perfect and how beautiful their baby is.… Read More Why It’s OK To Think Your Baby Isn’t As Beautiful As Everyone Is Saying

Labour, Parenting, Pregnancy

Part 12: The Real Reason My Water Birth Is The Best Gift I Have Ever Been Given

We take the advice of the midwife (see previous post) and get ready to make our way into the hospital, but instead of being in labour, we are going in not knowing if our unborn child is ok. It's a horrible feeling. As we arrive at 10pm we find that the department is short-staffed and we… Read More Part 12: The Real Reason My Water Birth Is The Best Gift I Have Ever Been Given

Christmas, Labour, Pregnancy

Part 11: Why You Should Always Be Aware Of Your Baby’s Movements In Pregnancy

We are six days from Christmas now, and I'm getting worried. Despite all the excitement, little man didn't make an appearance. The midwife told me to now opt for sex to bring on labour. I've done pineapple, I have done curry and spice, I have attempted raspberry leaf tea, walking. Everything except that. Because the… Read More Part 11: Why You Should Always Be Aware Of Your Baby’s Movements In Pregnancy