When your due date passes by without incident, it can be frustrating. Your phone alerts you to a constant stream of "any signs yet?" messages and well meaning "happy due date" texts. Yeh, because this baby knows she is going to evicted this very day and should depart my uterus accordingly and in a timely … Continue reading Pregnancy: Uneventful Due Date
"Forewarned is forearmed as they say!" As first time parents, we were weighing up the pros and cons of attending Antenatal Class. We figured we'd learn something new so thought why not? Prior Expectations Friends of ours had told us stories about the lady leading the class who walks round leaning on furniture in mock labour moaning "ooo" and "ahhhh" at … Continue reading Pregnancy: Attending Antenatal Class
"Life is too short". How many of us have heard that before? How many of us consider this during our everyday lives? We're not always able to do everything we want or get everything we want because life has other plans for us and sometimes we can feel negative. In recent weeks, either myself or someone I know … Continue reading Do you have an Attitude of Gratitude?
As people return to work after their New Year celebrations, I’m writing the next chapter of my life. Maternity Leave. When is the right time to finish work before having your baby? Like many pregnant working women today, I didn’t want to take too much time off before the birth, preferring to have longer with … Continue reading Maternity Leave: Countdown to Due Date
Happy new year everyone! It’s time to reflect on the year that has passed; the start of a new year is a natural time to look forward to what lies ahead. There's a sense of optimism in the air. For the last couple of days, I’ve scrolled through social media to see timelines full of … Continue reading New Year, Same You?
It's Autumn. Time to get wrapped up in your big coat, scarf and wolly hat. Imagine yourself in a photoshoot fit for an autumnal catalogue, complete with playful smiles, kicking piles of scattered auburn leaves. In reality, the combination of hat, scarf and big coat can leave you sweating profusely because it's actually a wee … Continue reading Should we remember, remember the 5th of November?
Pregnancy: What does it mean? Aside from the obvious of course - You get fat for 9 months and a stork delivers a bundle of joy to your doorstep. At first, pregnancy for me meant daily vomit, a dose of a purple prickly rash on my face and continuous munching on packets of ginger biscuits … Continue reading Pregnancy: what’s it all about?