Before my lovely baby I arrived I think I literally bought everything on every Internet list or new parent book I could possibly find! I took three bags to hospital my husband took two! I think we prepared for some kind of baby apocalypse! Seven weeks in, I can now tell you what an utter […]Read more "Things I really didn’t need as a new mum!"
Pregnant? Confused, puzzled, anxious? Well I know I am! There are so many questions when you are facing the birth of your first child. There are the practical questions around birth and labour, and then there are the slightly taboo ones around personal feelings and ways of doing things. Everyone has a totally different experience […]Read more "It’s a collab! The mum to be be, asks the new mummy all of those difficult questions!"
Hopefully I’m still a few weeks away (ish) from giving birth! Having attended an NCT course recently, my thoughts have turned to what I actually want my labour to be like, pain relief, atmosphere, medical interventions etc etc. I’m by no means an earth mother, planning on giving birth in a cave with no intervention […]Read more "Natalia – Labour and Birth Box – Review"
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I can’t wait to meet my little one, bring them home from hospital all snuggly and happy! I can’t wait to just put them in their Moses basket, and for my hubby and I to just gaze in wonder and this little person we have created, thinking […]Read more "What am I most looking forward to post pregnancy?"
I’m not sure when exactly this happened, but recently I’ve been far more excited about going into labour and finally meeting my little bundle of joy, than petrified of the whole utterly unpleasant process! Maybe it’s the heat? Maybe it’s that the cot finally arrived this week and that the nursery finally looks like something […]Read more "When you are suddenly more excited than scared?"
As soon as I hit 13 weeks (when I had my first successful 12 week scan ever) I ordered a shed load of pregnancy / baby books! Hubby and I are first time parents to be, and pretty clueless! The book stash lives by my side of the bed and we both dip into various […]Read more "Pregnancy Books Review"
Is such a great idea, right?! Well apparently it’s not so bad after all! My midwife actually said a short-haul flight now was a much better idea than anything in the first trimester (when I also flew long haul without realising I was pregnant!). So this post is for anyone thinking about doing the same […]Read more "Travelling at 34 weeks pregnant?!"
Being pregnant is not all coffee mornings, knitting booties and day dreaming about what impact your little one will make on the world when they arrive, graduate from medical school and find a cure for cancer! I’ve found the last ‘home’ stretch hard. No one really warned me that lugging this baby round during a […]Read more "My Pregnancy Essentials"