(*trigger warning) *My birth story has been very carefully worded, it was a very positive and empowering experience for me and I would do it all again in a heartbeat however we did have a few complications. If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or just anxious about birth, please think about whether you … Continue reading My Positive Birth Story
I haven’t managed to write down the full details of my birth story yet, I promise I will once I find the right words to convey the whole experience in a wholeheartedly positive way (because it was truly positive). I did, however, manage to write a letter of thanks to the team at the Midwife … Continue reading An Open Letter Of Thanks
I started maternity leave 18 days ago. To be fair, I don’t think I could have comfortably worked any longer, there were a lot of tears in those final few weeks. I was in agony every day and I longed for a guilt free day on the sofa so I could nap, snack and generally … Continue reading Dear diary, guess what… I’m still pregnant
When I found out I was expecting, the first thing I did was to pop on over to Google and start searching for… well, anything really! I didn’t want to read the standard guidance on what to expect in those early days, I wanted to find someone I could relate to. Someone who had experienced … Continue reading Why are there so many ‘Mummy Bloggers’?
Plan A – Have the best possible birth experience.
Plan B – See Plan A Continue reading ‘Give Birth Like a Feminist’ by Milli Hill – A Book Review
Telling everyone is the fun bit. Whether you’ve waited the whole first trimester or sent a ‘blue lines’ selfie to your bestie before the pee had even dried, delivering the news that you are about to bring new life into the world is magic. Our plan was to tell our parents first then siblings then … Continue reading The ‘News Is Out’ Second Trimester (*TMI Warning)
The other day, my husband DG asked me if I was enjoying being pregnant. Without even thinking about it I instantly replied ‘No not atall’. I always assumed that I would love being pregnant, that I would embrace the changes to my body like an ugly duckling blossoming into a beautiful swan, strutting around, bump … Continue reading I can’t find the bloody swan