I had grand plans for Alfie’s 4th birthday this year with it being his last birthday as our only child. However, it didn’t quite turn out as planned. I think this is mainly to do with running out of time. Since I’ve been pregnant, especially the past few weeks, I seem to have lost all… Continue reading Alfie’s 4th Birthday Family Party
This time round, I’ve decided to pack 2 hospital bags – one for me and one for the baby. I’m incredibly lucky that I’m a low risk, so I’m not planning to stay in overnight this time, however, I do want to plan for every eventuality, so I’m probably packing a little more than I… Continue reading What’s in my hospital bag for baby?
I feel like I need to add a warning that this next part discusses things in detail and may be slightly graphic when talking about what happened after I’d delivered Alfie… I felt like superwoman. Alfie was put on my chest for skin to skin and there was just such a hive of activity going… Continue reading Alfie’s birth story – part 5
Due Date: 28 October Symptoms: Wow! What a couple of weeks it’s been! A couple of days after my last pregnancy update, I noticed I was getting a lot of cramp in my hands and they were really swollen. Over the next few nights, I started to wake with really painful cramp and pins and… Continue reading 34 Weeks Pregnancy Update – baby number 2
You can read parts 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here ‘Put your chin on your chest and push from your bum Nicola’ the Midwife told me. Laying back in the bed, Michael on my right, Mum on my left, gas and air in hand, I waited for the next contraction and pushed like my life depended… Continue reading Alfie’s birth story – part 4
To my beautiful boy, And just like that you are four. I can’t believe how fast the last four years have gone as I still remember so clearly the day you were born. What is it about four that seems so much bigger than three? I’ve found the last year hard. Since turning three, you… Continue reading And now you are four!
Due Date: 28 October Symptoms: I think it’s inevitable that at 32 weeks pregnant comes with the usual symptoms – back ache, swollen hands and feet, not being able to sleep, taking at least one toilet trip a night, (sometimes two), spd, cramps, being so tired that you can’t keep your eyes open, but… Continue reading 32 Weeks Pregnant – Baby Number 2