• Why Did Nobody Tell Me? Home Truths Every Parent Needs To Know – review of new Mumsnet book

    September 5, 2012

    I was recently sent a book to review, the new one from Mumsnet called Why Did Nobody Tell Me? Home Truths Every Parent Needs to Know. As it’s September and back-to-school, now seems like a fitting time for a book review (the last time I wrote one was when I was at school, where I…

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  • Baby yoga

    June 19, 2012

    We’ve been trying out baby yoga…have you tried it? Eliza is so tantalisingly close to rolling over. She’s spent many recent hours on her play mat, flipping over to her side and back to her back, again and again, never quite finding her tipping point. Then a few weeks ago she discovered her feet and…

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  • On fertility problems, and finding out I was pregnant

    June 1, 2012

    Did you suffer from any fertility problems when trying to get pregnant? A year ago this week I found out I was pregnant. It was the biggest shock of my life,  in the best possible way. It was a shock because I’d least expected it to happen then, as we’d been trying for what felt…

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  • Eliza’s birth story – an unexpectedly quick induction of labour

    May 5, 2012

    I thought I’d post my induction of labour birth story (a propess induction story) today to coincide with International Midwife Day. I received such amazing care from midwives, both in the hospital (despite it being incredibly busy) and from the community midwife team at my doctors surgery (who came out to our house for three…

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  • That’s my boy…

    April 23, 2012

    Today Eliza and I took a trip back to King’s College Hospital for my final post-pregnancy appointment at the haematology clinic. It was strange being back with a baby this time, especially considering the amount of time I’d spent there before she put in an appearance. Anyway, here’s a conversation which took place today, with…

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  • Our afternoon out with Nick

    April 14, 2012

    We’re just back from our Easter break in Bournemouth, which was Eliza’s first trip out of London (she slept through the night twice – it must have been the sea air as she’s not repeated it since). However, the week before saw a visit from my friend Nick – eagle-eyed readers of this blog may…

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  • Welcome to the world, Eliza Grace

    February 9, 2012

                Baby C, aka Eliza Grace, was born in the early hours of last Thursday morning at King’s College Hospital in south London, weighing 6 lbs 10. Although she looks a lot like Alex, especially with her dark hair, she’s inherited my impatience gene; she took just under 10 hours…

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