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Pregnancy and Birth

7 things you probably didn’t know about having a baby.

Babies. Turning couples into families and adults into parents since the beginning of time. Cute squishy little bundles of love that can and probably will completely change your life. Everybody tells you about sleepless nights, changing bums how to test bath temperatures.  There is…

October 2, 2017
Pregnancy and Birth

Bridget’s Birth Story

After quite a drugged up labour with Dexter, followed by a caesarean with Paisley, I had hopes (dreams, even) that this time would be different. Alas, my shitty pregnancy made me ‘high risk’ so my dreams of a spontaneous labour with a beautiful and…

July 6, 2017
Pregnancy and Birth

Pregnancy update – 3rd pregnancy – 33 weeks

It’s been about 10 weeks since I last wrote a pregnancy update. Truth is I’ve been feeling pretty rotten. Pregnancy is certainly not the glowing, beautiful experience that many women sail through. For me, this time it has completely sucked. Some days, like today…

May 19, 2017
Pregnancy and Birth

3rd Pregnancy update – 23 Weeks.

You’ll notice, (if you visit regularly) that I’ve totally missed out the 20 weeks scan that most people include in their updates. Normally, this is the one where they announce the sex of their unborn child. Well…. You won’t be finding any big announcements…

March 8, 2017
Pregnancy and Birth

Pregnancy 3 update – 17 weeks

I thought it was about time I wrote a little pregnancy update. So far I’m 17 weeks and I’ve not really told you anything yet apart from the announcement and that this is the last Rickerby baby. So let’s catch you all up… Weeks Gestation…

January 23, 2017
Pregnancy and Birth

Pregnancy cravings

They don’t lie when they say every pregnancy is different. With Dexter, it was so easy I didn’t even know for the first 5 months. With Paisley, I spent most days aching, struggling to walk and in a permanent state of exhaustion. I had…

December 13, 2016
Pregnancy and Birth

Wasn’t expecting that…

A few weeks ago, I stood up after eating a very filling dinner followed by a very filling pudding and the conversation that followed went a bit like this… Me: Corrr, Look at the size of my belly! Dexter: What have you got in…

November 6, 2016