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"
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?!"
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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"
This weekend just gone I have been introduced to the joys that are swollen legs, ankles and feet! Thank you pregnancy! I looked down last night in sheer horror to see my ankles had completely disappeared behind a puffy, squishy layer of fluid! Grim! It was grim! It’s also extremely uncomfortable. Now if this happens […]Read more "Swollen legs, ankles, feet, the third trimester is unbelievably fun!"