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36 Week Pregnancy Update – baby number 2

Due Date: 28 October – officially less than a month now! Symptoms: Not much has changed in the way of symptoms from my last update at 34 weeks. I’m still suffering really bad with carpal tunnel. Last night I woke on three occasions in agony and had to get up to run my hand under…… Continue reading 36 Week Pregnancy Update – baby number 2

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What’s in my hospital bag for baby?

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?

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Alfie’s birth story – part 5

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

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34 Weeks Pregnancy Update – baby number 2

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

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Alfie’s birth story – part 4

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