One year ago today I woke up from full abdominal repair surgery. I really don't remember the pain at that time. But I vividly remember looking at the nurse aghast when she said I didn't need to take off the corset I found I had been squeezed into when I wanted to go to the … Continue reading One Year Ago Today
Category: Pregnancy & Birth
14 Weeks In
It turns out that two kids and a full time job makes you very busy. Very busy indeed. I realise that people manage with many more children than I have. And multiple jobs. But honestly I have no idea how. No. Idea. At. All. I am exhausted at every minute of the day and I … Continue reading 14 Weeks In
3 Weeks Later
I still hurt. I had hoped I wouldn't be saying that at this point. But the truth is, it hurts. Not the sort of hurt which requires painkillers anymore (I couldn't wait to be rid of them) but the sort of uncomfortable that makes you really really bloody grumpy. And the itching. Oh the itching. … Continue reading 3 Weeks Later
The Elephant In The Room
"When's the baby due?" "Pardon?" "When's the baby due?" (usually said whilst pointing at my tummy) "Oh no, I'm not pregnant. This is the baby" (as I point to my 10-month old daughter who is the size of an 18-month old and has the hair of a 4-year old) And then I spend the next … Continue reading The Elephant In The Room
Becoming a Mum
I always assumed I'd have two children. In my silly little head, that's what people did. They got married, they got pregnant, they had a couple of children and everything went swimmingly. There was no struggle to conceive, I had never really heard of PND never mind AND and once they were in, babies mainly … Continue reading Becoming a Mum
Who would you have been?
Nobody panic! This isn't some sort of surprise announcement, it's a throwback to last year - there's no way my body could cope with another pregnancy! This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week and it's got me thinking about the journey we took to welcoming Phoebe, our second child. We finally felt ready to expand … Continue reading Who would you have been?