I used to think that the subject of infertility and trying to conceive was one of the biggest taboos society faces. Actually it’s mental health. And when you combine the two together, you have the ultimate mind-fuck taboo. Society is getting better and better about opening up and talking about these issues. The problem is, … More The biggest taboo
I think my iPad has forgotten what this app is, seeing as I haven’t posted on here in over 2 months (21st December in fact). There hasn’t been one main reason for my hiatus, just a few contributory factors. Number 1: I simply haven’t had time. But now I do (more on that below). Being … More 100K views… and I’m back!
So prepare yourselves for an essay. I last blogged on November 14th (which is crazy but I’ve been so busy) and there is a lot to bring you up to speed on. So settle down with a cuppa. 4 weeks ago today I was 16 weeks pregnant and I had my check up with the … More 2 0 W E E K S | An (enormous) update…
Dear Me You’re not pregnant yet. But you will be. Very soon. Trust me. Because if you could see how happy you are daydreaming about your future child as you snooze (again!) on the sofa, you won’t feel so guilty about drinking away your sorrows and dancing on tables until 3am over the summer. Enjoy … More If you could see you now…
Today I am officially in the second trimester. I am 14 weeks today. Some people consider 12 weeks as the beginning of the 2nd trimester, some people think it’s 13 weeks depending on where Google takes you. But at 14 weeks, I am definitely, OFFICIALLY in my 2nd trimester. It’s still so surreal that we … More Hello 2nd trimester!
This is a difficult post to write. But it needs to be written. Since discovering our great news at the start of September, I’ve experienced a mixture of feelings – joy, happiness, disbelief, fear, excitement, anxiety, contentment… and guilt. Guilt that it happened to me before others – both those that I knew personally who … More Survivor’s Guilt
Yesterday was a very emotionally exhausting day. I didn’t get much sleep because of my excitement and nerves about our 12 week scan. I spent most of the morning trying to distract myself with a hair appointment (my lovely hairdresser and her husband trying to reassure me and keep positive) but as Dave and I … More I feel overwhelmed