Being a women, being a pregnant woman, being a pregnant mother are all areas of life that are fraught with judgement, difficulties and a fight for our rights. The right to have the same education opportunities as the boys. The right to be able to go to university. The right to vote. The right to … Continue reading Women’s rights
I was working at a senior level when I was pregnant with Wriggler. The pregnancy was actually straight forward and uncomplicated (bar a chorionic hematoma at eight weeks), but due to our earlier loss I was anxious while I carried Wriggler. The commute to the office wasn't great (those baby on board badges mean nothing … Continue reading Returning to work after maternity
I'm not talking about three children here - I just mean making that first decision to have try for a baby. When you make a commitment as a couple you will have had some conversations about children and what your future holds around that and hopefully you are on the same page, because then the … Continue reading Going from two to three…
A friend of mine recently confessed that they had a miscarriage earlier this year and it really hit them hard. Not just because it was unexpected (the miscarriage), but because she already has a baby so knows her body can do it. How could it let her down and betray her so? Another friend of … Continue reading Rainbow Babies
I've had a rough few nights lately, perhaps the worst in my parenting history. Wriggler and Fidget have both got the seal-like-bark-cough. They have been poorly before, but never in a coordinated attack. So thank god for calpol otherwise we would not have made it...but my supplies were running low this morning and I braved a … Continue reading I’m grumpy and tired so I’ll keep it short – but leave parent/child parking for those with kids!
So, a couple of friends of mine have recently given birth and having just had Wriggler's fourth birthday, I got to thinking - what do you actually need when you give birth...and on those 'amazing' lists given by the baby bibles, what did they miss or what were they wrong about? Well, firstly, don't pack … Continue reading What do you actually need when you go into labour?
So you got the nice big positive and are safely into the second or third trimester…and it might be the time to think about finding out about this ‘having a baby lark’ and maybe meet some other freshers along the way. Now, I did the NHS - Antenatal Course and would recommend them, but it … Continue reading The guide to being a parent…hahaha
Being pregnant is amazing…well some of the time anyway. Aside from the usual things that every preggo talks and moans about, there are upsides and some women that really love being pregnant. However, it is hard being pregnant sometimes when you are someone who does really love it and savors every little thing about it … Continue reading Revel in it for a little bit
When I found out I was pregnant for the very first time I did a little happy dance in the bathroom, thrilled after months of trying and years of planning I finally saw a plus sign in the window of the test. We were lucky and had an early private scan at 8 weeks and … Continue reading The heart-breaking moment when a heart stops beating
Following my blog piece about how people can say the dumbest things sometimes I wanted to write something more positive and helpful for those who want to support those who are grieving...be that the loss of an early pregnancy, a later stage pregnancy or anyone important in their life: Some people need a hug, a … Continue reading Some people do the kindest things sometimes