When you are pregnant, you will probably think about attending some kind of ante-natal class before the baby is born – or parent craft class as they are often called now. You will usually be offered some kind of class by your NHS hospital before the birth of your baby, which will be free. I … More The craft of parenting
Would you know what to do if your baby was choking? Or if he suddenly stopped breathing? What if he suffered a serious burn or fell in a swimming pool? If you suddenly found your baby unresponsive would you be able to give him CPR? Most people probably answered no to all those questions, myself … More Would you know what to do?
So you’re going to have a baby…if you work, this will mean taking some kind of maternity leave. I know there are different types depending if you work full time, part time or are self employed. As I work full time, I only know the ins and outs of what you need to do in … More You’re leaving to have a baby…
The thing I enjoyed most about my pregnancy, especially in the early days, was my ever growing bump. Every morning I would wake up and inspect my stomach to see how much I had grown. It was difficult at first to distinguish between what was baby and what was bloating from the pasta I’d had … More Dressing your bump
Early February bought another exciting moment for us – our 20 week scan! We were very excited to be seeing our baby again, but a little sad that this would be the last time before the baby was born that we would get to see it! I find it so sad that you only get … More Blue or Pink – What do you think?!
I have to admit, I was pretty lucky with my pregnancy symptoms. After watching my sister suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum throughout her two pregnancies, I had seen how bad it could be. I was very lucky to not get any morning sickness until around 11 weeks. This was great because it meant it was easier … More Pregnancy – The Side Effects
Once we had got over the excitement of finding out we were pregnant, we had to decide when and how to tell our friends and family. We were very conscious that we didn’t want to tell the majority of people until we’d had our 12 week scan, as we knew anything could happen before then, … More The Big Reveal – Telling Friends and Family
17 December 2014 – a very exciting day for us as we went for our first scan! I was pretty nervous about this day. Only a handful of people knew about our pregnancy as we wanted to keep it quiet until we’d had the first scan to make sure everything was ok with baby, and … More 12 weeks – The First Scan
I always wondered what it would feel like to find out I pregnant. When would I take the test, how would I share the news with Craig, would I “feel” pregnant before taking the test? The day we found out we were pregnant was very strange. Craig woke up at 5am one Sunday morning and … More Big Fat Positive
Deciding to have a baby is not a decision to take lightly. I’ve always been a broody person, and even more so since my two beautiful nephews and niece were born, but it’s taken a long time for us to make the decision that we were ready to start trying for a baby. My husband … More Starting our Pregnancy Journey – The Decision to Start Trying