Category Archives: Health

Ted’s EEG

I haven’t written about the appointments we’ve been having for Ted before, hence most of my recent entries being about weaning Ben, but today he had an electroencephalogram (EEG) and I thought I’d share the experience. Ted had two laughing … Continue reading

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Speech and language therapy

I’ve mentioned before, although not in any great detail, that I’m concerned about Ted’s speech development. I’ve swung between hugely panicked and completely in denial but I’ve always resisted doing much about it. We did decide, when we got the … Continue reading

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Guest post: Two pregnancies, four babies

Today I’m sharing a guest post by someone who supported me an unbelievable amount through the exhaustion and hormones of my second pregnancy. When you read her story you might wonder, as I have, how she’s managed not to tell … Continue reading

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Childbirth take two

On Friday the 1st of October I headed off to QMC to see my consultant again. The previous week I had told her I respectfully hoped I wouldn’t see her again so she knew how fed up I was to … Continue reading

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39+5 hospital appointment

Today I trekked over to QMC again, but this time for a pre-arranged appointment and with much more of a sense of enjoying a little bit of freedom. Ted’s back in his regular nursery hours so BabyDaddy couldn’t come with … Continue reading

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Frightened

Last night I had what I think was a reaction to something I ate and was so poorly I thought I was going to be rushed into hospital where I’d have a caesarean I’d know nothing about and hopefully wake … Continue reading

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Slow labour? No labour

This has been such a long week. I had a whole day of what felt like the build up to labour, then a night that convinced me baby was coming – enough to get systems put in place for Ted, … Continue reading

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Feeding your baby: it’s your choice

Recently the community midwives have stressed me out about the baby’s size and my blood pressure being too low and my blood pressure being too high. I hadn’t had a look at my notes for a while so I looked … Continue reading

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Growth scan

For the past few weeks the community midwife has been panicking about everything from my blood pressure to my medication and the size of the baby. As a result she’s been seeing me weekly, and yesterday she decided she was … Continue reading

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What I Forgot About Pregnancy

After I had Ted I wrote an entry called What They Don’t Tell You About Pregnancy which, fairly obviously, contained a list of all of the lovely surprises pregnancy brings. This time around I was surprised every time I thought “oh yeah! … Continue reading

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