Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Waiting Room

So I’m still pregnant. The baby is fully cooked, and I have become completely, COMPLETELY obsessed with wondering whether I am in labour or not. It’s shocking, and very disturbing. My emotions are in tatters; I spent last Friday careening … Continue reading

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Hello frustration, I’ve been expecting you

“Are you ok? How many times have you wee’d tonight? Any sign of the mucus?” Such is the sexy refrain from the fella during my now hourly runs to the toilet in the dead of the night. It’s nearly the … Continue reading

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In a class of its own

“So, if any of you are big fans of the g-string, I’d steer clear for a little while. I mean, birth is a messy business.” Welcome to antenatal class 101. The fella and I are a little bit late to … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors

It’s week 28 and I have gone into hiding. As my bump grows, so to does my agoraphobia. I don’t want to leave my house, ever. The only time I do is to meet friends for cake at 11.30 on … Continue reading

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The Parent Trap

“So, have you given any thought to what kind of parent you’d like to be?” I choke on my coffee. “Sorry, what?” “Well”, says the veteran parent “do you want to be a nurturer or a disciplinarian? Basically, are you … Continue reading

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NO. I’m NOT in labour!

So I’ve been taken down with a vile VILE sinus infection and have temporarily lost my wordsmith-ness. I will be back in action tomorrow I hope with a GIANT post. It will be epic, I promise (not really, but I … Continue reading

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What’s in a name anyway?

We’ve reached the half way mark. My baby is half cooked, but still very much on the raw side. Since we found out he is a boy he has become less of a fruit and more of a baby to … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect

“Hello, my name is Scan Lady and I’ll be bringing you through your 22 week scan experience.” I, as usual at this stage, am flat on my back with a belly full of scan goo while the fella is petting … Continue reading

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One plus one makes…

“So, in the last twenty four hours I’ve vomited seventy five times. I can’t sleep, I keep shouting at my husband and I’m generally having the worst pregnancy ever.” I’m in my baby yoga class and we’re doing the usual … Continue reading

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Is There Anybody In There?

For me, one of the most prevelant feelings I had during the first three months was Fear. I did what most of us do and bought lots of How To Be Pregnant The Right Way books, ranging from the militant … Continue reading

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