Last week I had the absolute honour and privilege of attending the Tommy’s Awards, where I was shortlisted for the Mum’s Voice award. Tommy’s is a charity very close to my heart, having been the first cause I chose to support following my experience of pre-eclampsia in my first pregnancy. To be nominated, over 5… Continue reading The Tommy’s Awards 2016 and why Maternity Matters
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
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
This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: ‘Good-sized’ cabbage (whatever that means) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Pelvic pain! Last Saturday was a real treat for me and the Mr, as we made the most of Little Man staying at Grandma and Grandad’s and went out for a date night to celebrate hitting 30… Continue reading 30 weeks: adventures in waddling
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?