Pregnancy Archive

mothering with heArt

Last week I was here talking about the importance of having friends when you are a parent… this week I want to share something else that is so important to me, but that can also so easily be lost along the way of motherhood… Creativity. I am

Getting Pregnant; How to strip your husband of all his confidence

Towards the end of last year, I started to wonder how relevant I’d become on this blog. Having written a post about sticking with one child, and deciding emphatically that ours was a one child family, it occurred to me that I might soon run out of

How to cope with morning sickness

 Today we have heard the wonderful news that William and Kate, HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child in 2013. Unfortunately, poor Kate is suffering from severe vomiting, or hyperemesis gravidarum, to name it correctly.  This is a different, and more severe, condition than

How to make a baby part two.

Last time we spoke, I suggested the trials of labour and how I imagine alien births to be. Standard musings; I think I was about one small measure of red wine down when I wrote it and anyway, who doesn’t consider the physics of alien birth from

How to make a baby – part one

Being a parent is an absolutely amazing thing. It’s simultaneously wonderful and terrifying, energizing and exhausting, and in my own personal experience has made me generally a better, calmer and all-round nicer person. Giving birth to your own baby is also amazing and terrifying. Because it’s so

We christen thee, ‘Bob’

Sonny acquired the nicname Bob when he was about 10 days old. This was marked by the demise of our lives as we knew them, and the descent we’d made into somewhere sleep deprived and dark which we occasionally referred to as hell. I’m OK admitting this; there

Back to the Start

I’ve decided to regurgitate the past and put some of my old posts up here. This is the first one I ever wrote, in March 2011. Some of it’s even quite read-able! I’ve been meaning to start a blog for ages, initially because my favourite subject has