People often ask me how I find the time to read and the truth is for a long time I didn’t. But if you want, or in my case need, to do something badly enough you can make the time.Read More »
Last week I was discharged by my community midwife and I am absolutely gutted to have had to say goodbye. I am so lucky to have had such an amazing team of ladies supporting me throughout my pregnancy, labour and after the birth. To say thank you I wrote each of them a little rhyme, two of which you’ll find below.Read More »
Before I went on maternity leave the first time I remember reading an article about all these fantastic things that mums had done whilst taking time off work to look after their new babies.
Some wrote books, some travelled the world and some launched their own businesses. How amazing is that?
So you can imagine my shock when I found myself on maternity leave and accomplishing nothing – well except keeping a tiny human alive. I was lucky if I even managed to shower some days.Read More »
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.
To celebrate my daughter’s second birthday I added another poem to her collection. I hope one day she looks back and reads these and knows how much I love everything about her. Read More »
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 »
Ten weeks in and I’m talking about my pregnancy symptoms and meeting my midwife for the first time. Read More »