I don’t imagine there are many women who give birth to a 10lb+ baby and emerge completely unscathed. Despite having the birth experience I had wanted in the birthing pool, the quick progress of my labour and sheer size of Baby Jake at 10lb 2oz meant that I would have a much tougher time of… Continue reading a difficult postnatal recovery… and moving on
So, I’ve had an eventful couple of weeks! Those following my blog and copious Tweets will know I was expecting our second baby boy, due to arrive on the 11th July. Of course the 11th came and went without incident and in my late pregnancy fatigue I resigned myself to an extended wait to greet… Continue reading welcome baby jake
This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Bunch of Swiss chard (who has EVER bought Swiss chard?) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Most importantly, no pre-eclampsia So now I’ve hit a milestone I wondered if I’d ever reach – passing the point in my first pregnancy when I developed pre-eclampsia and had to be… Continue reading 37 weeks: into uncharted territory
So now I’m on maternity leave, things are getting scarily real. There’s actually a baby on the way pretty soon! In between daytime TV property makeover shows and ill-advisedly watching old episodes of One Born, I’ve started ‘getting organised’ as best I can – and job one was packing the hospital bag (or bags as… Continue reading 35 & 36 weeks: packing ‘that’ bag and getting prepared
This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: a bunch of leeks (these are becoming ever more tenuous) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Feeling like a Transit van I’m having to combine the last two weeks of updates into one here – I have literally no idea where time is going or what I’m doing… Continue reading 31 & 32 weeks: playing catch up
I’m proud to be engaged in the #MatExp (Maternity Experience) community on Twitter – a group of like-minded health professionals and parents with a shared passion for creating and seeing change for the better in our UK maternity services. It’s a stimulating and enriching community to be involved in, from both a professional and personal… Continue reading p is for photos and precious moments
This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Aubergine (again, somehow, as it also was apparently at 23 weeks. I suppose it depends on the size of your aubergine) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Disturbed sleep (due to enormo-bump, being too warm and having vivid dreams) This week saw a big day in my antenatal… Continue reading 28 weeks: how does my little one grow?