• Express delivery – Florence’s birth story

    October 29, 2014

    “Wake up, I’m having contractions.” I whispered into the darkness at my husband. He sat straight up “So this is it?” “Yes!” I paused “I think…” I’d woken at 12am from a vivid dream with a burning sensation in my stomach. I was four days overdue at that point and had been impatiently waiting for…

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  • Nesting, nesting, 1-2-3

    October 22, 2014

    It’s hard to pick apart what’s been nesting over the past nine months, and what’s just been our house renovation.¬†We’ve done all the major work now and have stopped anything else till it all settles down with the baby (as much fun as it was painting skirting boards hugely pregnant, it’s quite nice to have…

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  • Hey, baby

    October 14, 2014

    Say hi to Florence, who made a pretty speedy entrance to the world just after 4am this morning. She’s amazing and I can’t put her down…x

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  • Slightly alternative ways to induce labour

    October 13, 2014

    Throughout this pregnancy, I’ve mentioned several times that I was in no hurry for the baby to arrive. Me? I’d never be one of those impatient people complaining about a non-arrival for weeks and weeks. I would be calm and patient and serene, and waft around in floaty kaftans, meditating and chatting introspectively to my…

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  • 40 weeks pregnant: the 96%

    October 10, 2014

    40 weeks pregnant: any sign of the baby? Today is my due date and I am officially 40 weeks pregnant… Clearly I’m not having a baby today. Unless there are any very last minute surprises. Did you know that apparently only 4% of women actually do have a baby on their due date (did you?)…

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  • 39 weeks pregnant: on time

    October 8, 2014

    Here’s my latest pregnancy update at 39 weeks pregnant… 39 weeks pregnant: what’s going on in my pregnancy? An awful lot of pregnancy is spent marking time, isn’t it? There’s being late, the date on the digital test, the week + days count up and count down, the 12 and 20 week scan, the 24…

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  • Advice to my future self, mother of two

    October 7, 2014

    We spent this weekend together as a family of three, knowing it could be the final one before we become four. Looking back at last time we were about to have a baby, we had no idea what was coming. It’s difficult to ready yourself for the unexpected though, isn’t it? This time we feel…

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