Pregnancy diary – Scan nerves

As a natural worrier “don’t worry” is one of my most hated phrases. It’s often not as easy as that. Especially when it comes to pregnancy.

As I approached my 12 week scan I was filled with a mix of nerves and excitement. Despite having been ill for a large part of the first trimester I remember feeling as if I’d made the whole pregnancy up. Like they were going to do the scan and find nothing – it was all in my head. It seems silly to think about now. But it’s just one of those pre-scan worries I had.

This rhyme was written at that time and covers some of my pre-scan thoughts and feelings in more detail.

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Pregnancy fears - The Rhyming Mum

Pregnancy diary – The fear

Please note that this post mentions baby loss which could be a trigger for some.

This poem has been sat in my drafts for a long time. It’s something that I think about frequently but saying it out loud, or hitting publish in this case, just makes me worry even more. I worry about somehow jinxing my pregnancy or upsetting/offending someone who has experienced loss. But I promised myself that I’d be honest and talk about even the hard stuff… so here goes.Read More »

Pregnancy diary – My mum guilt

I’m not sure if I’ve just forgotten all of the tough stuff but as far as I can remember my pregnancy with Roo was nowhere near as challenging as this one.

I felt sick and had the usual aches and pains but on the most part I was still able to semi-function like an actual human being.

So, when this pregnancy hit me with awful morning sickness I was floored.

And, as a result, poor Roo has suffered because I’ve had less energy to devote to her.

I knew having another baby would change our relationship but I didn’t think it would happen this soon.

So this poem is all about my mum guilt. Read More »