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New Starts and Fresh Perspectives

I’ve been away from here for ages.  Not only was I without a phone for what seemed like a year, I took a holiday in the Lake District with my family.  There were ten of us in total, which meant lots of people to look after The Baby (actually it was just a huge audience for her to entertain daily) while The Boyfriend… Continue reading


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Like Mother Like Daughter?

Yesterday I should have had a growth scan to find out if Little Pea is likely to be as big as his/her older sister.  But I didn’t.  Instead, I spent all morning from just after midnight until about 10am violently throwing up.  It was horrible, and exhausting, and has made me realise I have muscles where I didn’t know any existed.  It also made me realise I have a LOT… Continue reading


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Some Hints and Tips for Pelvic Girdle Pain


Today I went to a pelvic and back pain class at the physiotherapy department.  I have been getting niggly pain recently which has been getting steadily worse, and when I was getting constant sciatic and symphysis pubis pain, I thought it was time to stop ignoring it and do something.  My midwife was brilliant (unlike the midwife… Continue reading


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The Depressive and The Pea

I had forgotten just how tiring pregnancy is.  Ridiculously, achingly, temper-shorteningly, tiring.  Every morning I wake up in disbelief that it’s actually morning (although sometimes I wake up courtesy of The Baby and it’s not actually morning), every afternoon I am desperate for a few hours’ sleep, and every evening I’m in bed well before 9pm.  And no amount of sleep is ever enough.  It’s like an addiction; a little… Continue reading


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A Little Two Complacent

This pregnancy already feels different to the first one.  Not just because last time I had no clue what to expect, or what was in store once The Bump became The Baby, or why I felt so horribly rotten all the time (now I know it’s just hormones, plain and simple), but because I feel a little calmer about it all.  I feel like I know more, I’m more secure… Continue reading

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An Unexpected Day

Yesterday was one of those days in which nothing is predictable.  It was a day of ups and downs, of worry and relief and emotion.

It started fairly normally, except something had happened the night before which had made me worry, and subsequently sleep badly.  I woke up tired (nothing out of the ordinary) and still worried, and very reluctant to get out of bed (definitely nothing out of… Continue reading


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