Maybe Baby People ask me all the time if we’re planning to have another baby, and I usually laugh at the thought – of course not. No. No no no. Absolutely not. I don’t want to go back there. Pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding – all behind me. Thank goodness for that! …Read More »
Within MOMENTS, before even the fluid had reached the other end of the visual window, that line came up. It was DARK. It was definite. There was no squinting involved. No inverse colours on the phone. It was all too clear.Read More »
"Was he planned" is one of the most ridiculous (also rude) questions I’ve ever been asked and still after 7 years of being asked it I’m still not entirely sure what kind of answer people are looking for...
But the question itself is completely absurd, because the only answer there could possibly be is “yes”.
Pregnancy is lovely! You’re growing a tiny human inside you! You’re glowing with maternal love and joy! It’s all sunshine and roses and riding off into the sunset to the sound of 120 piece symphony orchestra.
Oh, wait no. That’s not at all how it works.
I’m always jealous when someone says with absolute certainty that they are completely done having babies, that they know with all that they are that their family is complete and they have no deeply buried yearning to do it all over again, to be pregnant, to give birth, to hold another tiny newborn, to bring another completely whole brand new person into the world. I so wish that could be me. Certain. Clear. Complete.Read More »
Birthing Your Breech Baby – What Are Your Options? About 3-4 per cent of babies present breech at term. This means that the baby’s head is at the top of the uterus and its buttocks, knees or feet are at the bottom. Some breech babies have their legs straight up so their feet are around the head (frank breech), others sit crossed legged (complete breech) and others crouch, kneel or stand. Most of the time, there is no obvious reason why a baby is presenting breech – it is just one of those things. I like to think that my breech baby was keeping her head next to my heart. However, sometimes it is due to the shape of the mother’s uterus (for instance, bi-cornate or heart-shaped) or something to do with the baby.Read More »
I am currently 35 weeks into my second pregnancy and although I have been using an app to help me keep track of my weeks, I am now starting the "it's so close" end of the line count down.My first pregnancy, with daughter Ayla, was uneventful and 'boring'. I didnt have "morning sickness" or many issues apart from a low lying placenta, which rectified itself by 32 weeks. I suffered from some reflux but I loved the whole experience.Read More »
Go your own way. There are as many different types of pregnancies as there are pregnant women – there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. You know what’s going to make you feel the most comfortable, whether it’s bi-weekly massages, a daily time-out with a cup of tea and no conversation, long walks twice a day, or regular jelly beans.Read More »
Baby Showers are the gathering to celebrate the upcoming birth of a baby. Many involve playing games, talking about babies, names, eating nice food and opening up gifts.Read More »
We have all heard the story about the woman who didn't know she was pregnant until she had the baby. The Sun Uk reported that Amanda Ross, 41, is one of them. She found she was 8 months pregnant and then 15 hours later had a beautiful baby girl. Talk about shock and surprise!Read More »
This is a step by step of my nursery furniture renovation. Outlining the basic "how to" of a simple make over for a cot that was about 15 years old, drawers that are I have had since the start of High School and a “barely used” good quality change table.Read More »
Wanting a Caesarian Just like everyone else I have an idea of how I want the birth of my first child to go. I am happy in a hospital, being pumped full of drugs and trusting that the people around me know what they are doing. In an ideal world, …Read More »
Okay, I'm just going to say to - I hate being pregnant. It has nothing to do with the tiny baby about to be brought into the world, that part I love. The journey to getting him here, that part sucks! Basically, everyone has an opinion and will voice it, particularly the negative ones.Read More »
Hey dad’s to be, this is a check list for you because once the screaming and pushing starts, there’s often little time for clear-headed thought. You’ll need to be prepared ahead of times of items you may need. This is a just a suggestions, just to get you thinking of what …Read More »
Food. Do you eat healthy food? Because you got to know, if you don’t, it’s a habit you may want to try to break now rather than once you’re always tired and craving quick-fix energy foods, like sugar. Also might be helpful strengthening your willpower because the list of food you are recommend not to eat when you are pregnant are long.Read More »
I had a few people come up to me and tell me how they can not wait to be pregnant. That they can't wait to be fat and such, that they don't mind a few weeks of morning sickness.Read More »
Fainting at Hospital Today was a bit of an adventure, be patient while I fill in the background leading up to the scary bit… My great grandmother, who is sick and a little nutty, lives with my Nan and Pop, in my home town, with most of my family. My …Read More »
1st Midwife AppointmentToday I had my first Midwife appointment and was very excited. It ran on time, the midwife was truly lovely and kind.She gave us a gift bag full of goodies and info about what to expect and what our options might be. The sad part came when it was time to check my weight.Read More »
13 Week ScanToday I had my 13 week scan to check the Nuchal translucency fold.And of course it was a bit emotional.So while everything went very well and so far so good, getting to that point was a bit hectic.Read More »