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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

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

2016 round up and my hopes for 2017

2016 has been a fantastic year. There have been a few grey areas with crazy politics and of course, the sheer amount of celebrity deaths that have occurred has been a bit beyond bonkers (can somebody just check on Madonna please?). But, for the…

January 1, 2017

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

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

Pregnancy Update – 32 weeks.

Weeks Gestation – 32+2. Due Date – 24th Jan. Size of baby – After yesterdays scan, she is estimated to be around 4 and a half pounds, which is quite a relief from the measurements that my midwife keeps taking when she measures my bump.  She’s…

December 1, 2015

Pregnancy update – 29 weeks: Growing an elephant

Weeks Gestation – 29 Due Date – 24th Jan Size of baby – Apparently the size of a baby elephant! I had a midwife appointment on Friday, she measured my bump 3 times and marked her down as being way above the 90th centile and with…

November 8, 2015

Pregnancy update – 23 weeks.

Weeks Gestation – 23+3 Due date – 24th Jan 2016 Size of baby – Head to heel, baby is about 11.38 inches long, and weighs almost 1.1 lb so apparently about the size of a grapefruit. Stretch marks? Still no more than what I had before but they…

September 30, 2015

We’re are having a second baby!!!

Hoorah!! We’re are having a second baby!!! After trying for just under a year, on and off, we are very excited by this announcement. So much so, that I am telling you straight after my first midwifes appointment and weeks before our first scan! Now,…

June 20, 2015

Hip replacements, birthdays and growing a new human

Wow! What a couple of weeks its been. Some good news but mostly one thing on top of another. I could do with a rest! Both my Nan and my Mum have had hip replacements done in the last few weeks. Nan was starting…

June 11, 2015