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…

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

Pregnancy

The Ultimate Guide To Birth Plans And Hospital Bags

Some women get their birthing plan together months before their due date to be organised and feel content on the run-up to labour. I like to live life on the edge and have decided to leave it until just a couple of weeks before; to my midwife's disgust. Both my previous labours were very different,… Read More The Ultimate Guide To Birth Plans And Hospital Bags

Pregnancy, Travel

Part 7: What It’s Really Like To Travel When Pregnant

It's now the height of Summer, and I am currently 24 weeks pregnant - officially over halfway there now, and after our recent scan, I am still finding it incredible to think that a little person is growing inside my belly that has totally defied nature. I have been told that the Merina Coil is 99.7% effective. Well, I… Read More Part 7: What It’s Really Like To Travel When Pregnant

Food, Pregnancy

Part 6: The Truth About How Potatoes Are Scientifically Proven To Bring Happiness (& Sadness) To Families

With each pregnancy, you become more emotionally unstable. While I have no scientific evidence to back up this statement I believe it to be accurate and at the moment, in my 6 months pregnant state, no one will question this as there are two ways it could go; 1. The opposing person is shut down immediately with a… Read More Part 6: The Truth About How Potatoes Are Scientifically Proven To Bring Happiness (& Sadness) To Families

Pregnancy

Part 5: How It Really Feels To Have A Pregnancy Not Go To Plan

It's been a while since I last wrote and that is mainly because it was all a little bit too painful to do. The not knowing is a horrible place to be. Let's start from where we left off. Head over to the start of the story here. At 7 weeks pregnant I was starting to feel… Read More Part 5: How It Really Feels To Have A Pregnancy Not Go To Plan