Due Date: 28 October – 2 weeks today eeek! Symptoms? Since I finished work last week (a week early), I’ve noticed the majority of my symptoms seem to have eased. I’m not suffering with my spd anywhere near as much as I had been and my carpal tunnel seems to be under control more.…… Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant – baby number 2
Ah the age old breast vs bottle debate! I wanted to write about my experience with breast and bottle feeding because I’m hoping to have a better experience this time round with breastfeeding! Alfie was born at 1.40pm, after 11 hours of labour. As soon as he was delivered, we had a few minutes of…… Continue reading My breastfeeding experience – four years ago
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
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