Mastitis, terrible twos and teething

Some sayings, like “have your cake and eat it” make no sense! Of course I’m going to have my cake and EAT it, what else would I do with it? However, whoever said “misfortune comes in threes” pretty much hit the nail on the head. This past couple of weeks have been a shite storm…

21 months v 4 months v 34 years!

These past couple of months have really had me questioning my life choices. The first baby was unplanned but the second was not! I knew I wanted to have babies close in age so they could be friends and play together. I didn’t realise, or was deliberately obtuse, as to how much my life would…

Life with a newborn – the first 7 nights

I can’t believe I’m already 1 week postpartum! After all the anticipation about “labour day” it’s already been and gone and our lives are now completely transformed. I’m still a little dazed from the whole thing but there’s nothing more amazing than seeing my two babies and that feeling of being completely madly in love….

Toddler update – 17 months

  Firstly I think I should begin by introducing you all to my daughter formally. Until recently I’ve been reluctant to use her name online, I think as parants its natural for us to want to protect our children from EVERYTHING but at the same time share how wonderous and brilliant they are with the…

What’s in my hospital bag?

I’ve decided to do a short post every day this week, my 40th and hopefully last week of being pregnant. Instead of updates on how I’m feeling, which in reality is just all kinds of fed up, I thought I’d do something useful – like what to pack in your hospital bag. In the UK…

37 Weeks

Woohoo … I’m officially full-term meaning this baby could come at anytime and should be fully ready for life outside the womb. In reality however I could still be pregnant for another 5 weeks! Over the past month I’ve been so eager to get this baby out that every little thing that’s happened to my…

36 Weeks

(Friday 22nd September) I’m typing this while still at the hospital. I had to go in for a growth scan again as the baby was measuring big but fortunately today it’s back to being within the realms of “normal” I’m currently strapped up to a baby heart monitor in triage as I think I’m leaking!…

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,…

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…