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Baby boy’s birth story: Non-induction, natural labour and another speedy arrival

AFTER being convinced our little one would come early and even be a May baby, I was a bit disappointed to wake up on our due date knowing time had run out to go into labour naturally. Because of my gestational diabetes I was booked in to be induced at 40 weeks, but had really hoped Read More

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Our bank holiday weekend: Birthday parties, building and no baby!

THIS weekend has had a bit of an odd feeling about it, like we’ve known it’s the last of its kind. A bit like the end of term or leaving a job – you know there’s a change coming, and you want to cling on to the present for just a little bit longer. We Read More

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38 weeks pregnant: Maternity leave week one and the last bump shot?

I CAN’T quite believe I’ve already had a week and a half off work – I’ve lasted 11 more days without going in to hospital than on my maternity leave with Santi! I haven’t stopped, but at the same time feel like I haven’t achieved much at all. I certainly haven’t been relaxing like I Read More

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Hypnobirthing: When the thought of childbirth sends you to sleep

IS it possible to be so calm about the prospect of giving birth that you can drift off to sleep? Apparently so – or for the ever-chilled out Stew at least. With bubba number two due in just a few weeks, we decided to shun traditional antenatal classes (let’s face it, I couldn’t really fit them in around work anyway) Read More

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36 and 37 week pregnancy update: Baby showers and the end of work!

I feel like these past few weeks have been quite eventful, even though nothing major has happened. The first, fairly big thing I suppose, was that I decided finishing work a week early would be for the best. I’ve been getting home exhausted and had a few early shifts in a row, which meant getting Read More

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A survival guide to being a “single parent”

A couple of weekends ago Stew was away for four days on a stag do, leaving me and Santi for the longest amount of time we’ve been alone together. Since going back to work full-time from maternity leave I only see Santi for full days on weekends, and 90 per cent of the time Stew is Read More

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Pregnancy update: 32 week bump and the anti Slimming World

Apologies for the late post again, but I’ve had a few technical issues this week (I tried to do something a bit too advanced for my basic IT skills and lost my whole blog … Oops!). So my 32-week update comes as I hit 33 weeks. Apart from the slight blog panic, the last fortnight has Read More

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A gender neutral baby clothes haul from H&M

Finally baby number two has the makings of a wardrobe … with 10 weeks to go it was about time we thought about actually buying something! During our week off work we popped to Cardiff for a few hours – mainly to go to Ikea, but I was determined while we were there to go Read More

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Pregnancy update: My 30 week bump and the “final countdown”

How on earth can there only be 10 weeks left until due date?! And with induction already being mentioned, probably even less than that until we meet our baby?! I’m feeling very unprepared at the moment and time is flying by so quickly I need to get sorted. Since my last update, Stew has run Read More

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Boy or girl? Putting old wives’ gender predictions to the test

What seems like only a few weeks ago I was debating whether to find out the gender of our baby. We decided not to … And now it’s driving me a bit mad! Before June comes we plan to move Santi out of his current bedroom and into the back room so he’s not disturbed Read More