Saturday, March 18, 2017

Would I have more children?


It's funny, the moment you give birth one of the most frequent questions you get asked, aside from the usual 'how does he sleep?' is 'would you do it again?'.

Ash and I have always spoke of having two children. Ash is one of ftwo - having an older sister, however I grew up as an only child (although I do have two half brothers that I've never lived with or grew up with) and so never really understood what it's like to be a sibling, or what a sibling relationship is like.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Oliver Rey | A Birth Story


Oliver Rey - was born on the 31st January at 00:10am weighing 8lb 10oz!

I began my maternity leave half way through my 37th week of pregnancy and fully expected that I would (like a lot of the first time mums I knew) go over due. I had two and a half weeks until due date and fully intended on using this time to keep on top of housework ready for the big day arriving, having chilled dog walks and making the most of my free time by meeting up with friends for coffee and that's exactly what I did. Week 40 arrived and that's where this birth story really begins.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Third Trimester Update

We're finally here! I am currently 37 weeks pregnant and I write this having just experienced my first half a day of maternity leave! Baby M is fully baked and could arrive at any time. I feel both incredibly excited but also terrified at this prospect! Not about the labour as most would expect - that part I'm oddly looking forward to experiencing. I'm more terrified of the fragile little person who I will have brought into the world and who will rely on me to take care of his every need! That shit is 'adulting' for real!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Entering The Unknown

The Christmas festivities are drawing to an end and I find myself contently enjoying time off work and living those in between days before we wave goodbye to yet another year and say hello to a brand new one. As I sit here writing this, I am reminded by the movements of arms and legs in my belly, of all the change that awaits me in the new year. At some point within the next 5-7 weeks I will become a mother. 'My life will change forever' - is a phrase I am hit with often.
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Friday, December 23, 2016

Two Way Festive Maternity Wear - Christmas Eve to Day

There is endless advice out there on how to dress for your body shape, how to dress for an hour glass figure, a pear-shaped figure etc. However, one thing I have recently discovered, is that no one tells you how to dress for a spherical figure! What do you do then? At 34 weeks pregnant, rocking my new continually expanding ball-like body & the festive season upon us, I found myself asking this very question! To find very little of an answer!

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Second Trimester

Tomorrow marks my 33rd week of pregnancy, I am a fair few weeks into my third trimester and feeling/looking huge! Which means writing up about all I experienced in the second trimester is well overdue! I've been rather rubbish at documenting my pregnancy and didn't make notes of my symptoms as they were happening which meant I had to rack my brain to remember the little things. I have learnt my lesson however and have already got a loooong list ready for the third trimester update, which who knows, I may even get round to writing before the baby is born!
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Loves #1 | A Pre-Birthday Weekend

Welcome to the first instalment of my 'Sunday Loves' series. Sunday is my favourite day of the week as it's usually spent relaxing, drinking coffee, dog walks and just enjoying the little and important things like spending time with the people I love. So I thought I'd dedicate a little series to document those  days, starting with a little photo diary from this Sunday. It is my 24th birthday tomorrow (Monday) and as I will be at work, there won't be much room for celebrating, so we've pretty much spent the weekend in birthday mode. Saturday night we enjoyed a meal out with family to celebrate both mine and Ash's birthday as his was on Wednesday. 
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