I love a good analogy. And one has been stuck in my mind for weeks now. My journey to parenthood, and the imminence of labour and birth, are comparable to queuing for and riding a rollercoaster. In particularly the ride Oblivion, at Alton Towers. I’ve been loitering near the queue for this ride for a … More 39 weeks and at the peak of the rollercoaster
I’ve personally felt that I’ve been *moderately* emotionally stable during this pregnancy so far (although I’m sure Dave would be quick to disagree…!) I’ve not had crazy mood swings or been super irritable or hyper sensitive. I genuinely think I’ve been quite balanced. (On a serious note, I’ve had to be, as Dave’s mental health … More The final countdown… (to the demise of my sanity)
*Side note: I’d just spent 30 minutes typing this bloody post and losing it due to an internet connection so I’m fucked off!* I don’t have a problem packing suitcases. It appeals to my organised nature. I am a Tetris queen when it comes to packing lots of stuff into awkward spaces. I don’t even … More The hospital bag is packed and ready to go…
It doesn’t feel real. This time last year I was so upset and down and disheartened that I was “celebrating” another birthday not being a mum. Although I wasn’t actually celebrating, I was just getting through my day. Another supposedly significant day that just didn’t feel worth marking, not when I still longed for the … More 33 weeks pregnant on my 32nd birthday 🌺💐🌸
I get how you’re feeling today. I do. I was in your shoes last year. You dread the build up to this day. With the shops putting their merchandise and stock out earlier and earlier, you’ve had to avoid certain aisles when you do your weekly shop. Choosing a card for your own mother stings … More To the childless mother this Mother’s Day
It’s 5:30am as I start to type this. I’ve been up for over an hour already. My back woke me up at 4:20am – so I managed just over 4 hours’ sleep tonight – I’ve been to the loo, did my yoga and I decided I didn’t want to spend the next couple of hours … More It is what it is.
About my pregnancy that is. Don’t ever think I’m complaining. Because I sure as hell am not. I noticed some of my followers on Instagram went down when I announced I was pregnant back in September. Although I never did that myself (unfollowed people because they were pregnant – it gave me hope that it … More Don’t misunderstand or misinterpret me.