It is hard for me to admit this, but one of the first feelings I felt when I realised I was pregnant was regret. Not because I didn't want this baby, you understand. This is a very much wanted and planned for child. No, it was simply due to the overwhelming sense that I was … Continue reading ‘I Think My Midwife Hates Me’ and Other Random Thoughts of a Mum To Be With Social Anxiety
I can hardly believe I'm writing this, but I am now into my final trimester! Baby will be with us at some point in the next three months and I can't lie - I'm starting to feel a little freaked by the whole thing! Everything seemed to go so slowly throughout the first trimester - … Continue reading Second Trimester Update!
Long ago in the mists of time, all of 6 months ago, in fact, I decided to get Dan a Christmas present we'd both enjoy. I know, I'm such a treat, aren't I?! In fairness though, this is a common tactic for Dan and I - we are very fortunate to be in a position … Continue reading Thatchers Cider Tour
It's a given that announcing a pregnancy brings with it a lot of congratulations. It's a major life event and something a lot of us will look forward to with great anticipation. Even if you aren't one of the expectant parents yourself, the arrival of a new family member or the offspring of a close … Continue reading Please Don’t Tell Me I’m ‘Lucky’
It could definitely be said that I have well and truly settled into countryside life, and I can often be found waxing lyrical about the beauty of nature outside my back door and how much I love taking the dog out for long scenic walks instead of hanging out in the pub all day as … Continue reading An Afternoon at Birmingham Seasonal Markets
Any pregnant woman - or indeed partner of a pregnant woman - will be able to tell you that a huge amount of the pregnancy is spent answering pretty much the same questions over and over again. I remember quite vividly, whilst pregnant with their first, my sister in law telling me she was considering … Continue reading Why I DO Want a Girl, Actually