When we’d asked Alfie what he wanted to do for his birthday, he decided he wanted to go to the Zoo, which I was really pleased about because I love the zoo! As the day got closer, I was getting more and more excited because when we took him last year, he was 2 and he…… Continue reading Alfie’s 4th Birthday
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
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!
You can read parts 1 and 2 here and here I got on the bed and was examined every hour or so. The contractions were really strong by now and I was struggling to cope. I had gas and air to help me, but I hated it. It made me feel spaced out and drunk. I hate…… Continue reading A Birth Story – Part 3