Pregnancy Diaries – Month 7

In the mayhem of preparing for the festive season this month has absolute flown by! I can’t believe we could be meeting our baby in possibly just 6 weeks! This month we’ve been enjoying our evening hypnobirthing classes. Four weekly sessions with seven other couples. I’ve written a blog post about each session and both…

Hypnobirthing – Part 2

I really miss raspberry leaf tea! As a sufferer of lactose intolerance getting a good brew can be tricky. I’ve always liked juice though; to the point of driving my mum demented as a toddler when all I would consume was juice and nothing solid! Before we got pregnant I would have at least one…

Falling apart at the seams

Pelvic pain really sucks. I started with tailbone pain at about 14 weeks pregnant and then graduated to the double act at about 18 weeks. Basically it feels as though my pelvis is coming apart, especially at the front! Sitting down is a challenge because I have to get exactly on my sit bones half…

Glucose Loading Test

Why? Why? Why? That’s what was running through my head as I tried to sip my way through the sweet and sticky goop in five minutes at 7am in the morning? Why am I doing this? This is making me feel awful and I don’t even know why I’ve been told I have to do…

Blue for you, the baby we never knew

Today was Baby Allie’s true due date. Sadly we met them far too soon at just 9 weeks old. As the blood flowed and hope faded I held your tiny body in my hand and the waves of sadness crashed over me. Miscarriage Such a simple word that many people do not have to suffer,…

Pregnancy Diaries – Month 6

Ok – time is definitely flying now! I have no idea where the last month has gone and bump seems to grow as I watch it! Bump is living up to its name!! It’s certainly turning into quite a spectator sport… for me and Hubby at least… bump seems shy around other people and goes…

Pregnancy Diary – Month 5

I’m not really very sure where the last month has gone! A big milestone that made me feel very much a woman… My boobs started working! Nothing particularly spectacular in itself… one evening of crazy itching and then a few tiny dribbles the next morning. But nevertheless a moment in my life that feels meaningful…

Wet, wet and wetter!

So here I am in the second trimester and over the last six weeks I’ve been feeling rather um… damp… down there! Sorry if too much info… don’t read on! I mentioned it to my midwife and she said is it wee? To which I replied… “probably?” …but really I wasn’t at all sure and…

Anomaly Scan at 20 weeks

Where did the first 20 weeks go? Looking back it feels like it’s gone quickly but it has also dragged too! I’ve been so anxious that getting to the anomaly scan with a healthy baby has felt like an unlikely challenge over which I had no influence… I’m not sure why I’ve been so anxious…

Ante-natal Pilates

With all the big body changes coming up I decided that it would be a good idea to take care of myself for a change! So I hunted and hunted and hunted for an ante-natal exercise class… one found one. Just one!  I found tonnes of post-natal classes but barely any for during pregnancy. Which…

The Science of Pregnancy

The Science of Pregnancy… how does it all work? I became my own science investigation while trying to conceive!

Miscarriage – silence is painful… how to help…

How do you help someone who has a miscarriage?
The most common response I get when telling people that I had a miscarriage was silence… awkward… people don’t know what to say… then they give you a hug… and that’s the start…

I had the dream… what does it mean?

Last night I vividly dreamed about giving birth. Not in the fearful worrying kind of way. It was calm and each stage was markedly clear with such high levels of emotions I woke up with tears on my face.  I imagine that dreams of giving birth are probably not uncommon in pregnant ladies… but I’m…