34 & 35 Weeks Update

It’s definitely different being in the late stage of pregnancy with a toddler in comparison to the first time, when all I had to think about was myself and my comfort. I can’t even begin to describe how tired I feel and also how bad I feel for my little girl, who is the opposite…

33 Weeks – Eid Preparations and Celebrations

Having felt so atrocious in the last couple of weeks I’ve been determined to make the most of anytime I feel remotely “normal”. This last week I woke up on the Bank Holiday and told myself to shake it off and make the most of the week ahead. It was Eid on Friday (a 3…

15 Months – update on toddler A

As much as I love watching A grow and learn and become increasingly independent, it’s also a little sad. She’s not my baby anymore. I mean she’ll always be my baby but she’s not 100% dependent on me and although in my current condition that’s helpful, when I think of the reality of time and…

32 weeks – 2 hospital appointments and a teething toddler…

Maybe I’ve blocked out the negative memories of my first pregnancy but I don’t remember feeling so terrible at 32 weeks with A. I was still working at this point and was most definitely bigger but don’t recall feeling so exhausted! This week got off to a bad start with an unusually long day at…

Nightmare hospital visit

Yesterday I had my 31 week midwife appointment at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel. Our appointment was at 11.30am and as suggested we turned up 15 minutes early, parking our car for 90 minutes assuming that would give us sufficient time to return… how wrong we were! I usually work from Monday to Wednesday,…

31 weeks – our first family road trip

This week has been crazy fun/busy. We set off to Pembrokeshire, Wales on Saturday, which is around 5 hours from London and we were both really dreading the journey. Hubby because of the long driveNs me due to my back and we were both concerned about A and how she’d cope with being cooped up…

30 Weeks

This week started off much like last week. I felt unwell and dizzy at work on Monday so came home and rested. I was taking 2 iron tablets and a sachet of spatone, so the low energy and dizzy spells really threw me as I'd expected to be feeling much better after a week of…

29 Weeks – Pregnancy update.

This week has been especially hard. I had a midwife appointment on Monday morning where I found out my iron levels were really low. I've been worried about this for a while now as I haven't been taking iron supplements but trying to eat food with a high iron content. In my last pregnancy I…

Update on Baby A: 14 Months

I always thought I'd enjoy the 'baby' stage of my daughters life the most; when their just entirely dependent upon you and everything is new and adorable. It turns out the toddler stage is even more fun (and exhausting!) The toddler stage, considered from 12 to 36 months, is a time of great learning and…

Gluscose Tolerance Test (GTT)

9.15am Why is it that you have the best and deepest sleep for the shortest time before you have to wake up early? I've been fasting since 8pm last night & went to bed early hoping to wake up at 7am to give us plenty of time to get ready and arrive at the hospital….

The baby shower 

The graph of pregnancy has many peaks and troughs (mostly the latter!). One certain high is the baby shower. It’s so lovely to get together with friends and family and just celebrate your pregnancy with laughter, fun and games, especially in the last 3 months of pregnancy when no doubt you’ll be feeling exhausted and…

Midwives & Vaccinations 

Yesterday was a crazy busy day which started and ended with appointments. I had my 25 week midwife appointment at the Royal London in the morning and baby A had her 1 year vaccinations in the evening at our local policlinic.  I’ve opted to have my second baby at the Royal London in Whitechapel, which…