Pregnancy took my breath away! So if you’ve ever been pregnant, or are thinking of starting a family you may well have a shared experience with me! As my pregnancy body developed and I felt like a giant egg shaped weeble, pregnancy literally took my breath away! It’s obvious really isn’t it? As this 9lb3 […]Read more "Pregnancy Took My Breath Away!"
I recoiled in horror throughout my pregnancy at some girls photos of their tiger marked tummies thanks to my Nutmums addiction! It was one of my biggest concerns once I got to twenty weeks, and started to feel secure that I wasn’t going to have yet another miscarriage. I slathered on every cream imaginable am and pm […]Read more "Coping with the horror that is pregnancy stretch marks!"
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!"
Being pregnant and in my final trimester, as soon as it got even remotely hot I blew up like a puffer fish! My feet, ankles and legs blended together into two giant stumps! So delightful! After I’d ruled out preeclampsyia (very serious, get yourself to GP ASAP if you exhibit any of the symptoms), I […]Read more "The Body Shop Comes to the Rescue!"
I am still a weekish away from my due date, blimey! I’ve spent a lot of my adult life thinking about having children and my hopes and dreams for the kinds of people they would be, what they would do and achieve and the kind of relationship I would want with them. As the due […]Read more "My hopes for my unborn baby (warning may be a tear jerker!)"
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?"
No wine, alcohol, blue cheese, cured meats, continental cheeses, BBQ chicken, rare meat, mayonnaise, pate, goat’s cheese, fish, coffee, fizzy drinks, oily fish, high dose vitamin A bla bla bla. You can’t have anything good when pregnant can you? Pregnancy is filled with annoying little niggles to whopping great pains in the butt (literally!). So […]Read more "What to take when you can’t medicate?"
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"