Category Archives: Pregnancy

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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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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38 weeks & useless

Today marks 38 weeks so some time between now and four weeks’ time I will have met my little boy. 28 days doesn’t sound very long but I’ve been having contractions on and off for over a week so every … Continue reading

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Things pregnant women say (and what we really mean)

When you’re carrying a baby you quickly realise that you’re public property. Anyone can touch your bump any time they like, and if they want to ask you about the conception that’s fair game too. I mean, we all know … Continue reading

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Second baby fears

I’m due to give birth to baby number two in just over three weeks and I’ve been scared through most of the pregnancy. I have to admit that now it’s so close I’m more excited than anything else (and maybe … 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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28 weeks pregnant

Today marks my move into the final chapter of my second pregnancy: twenty-eight weeks down, twelve to go. I’ve been reminded that there’s usually an energy dip in the third trimester and that hasn’t really filled me with joy. I … Continue reading

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