They say that life begins at the edge of your comfort zone, and while this is true of a great many things I definitely think it applies to the moment you become a parent. It is exciting and terrifying but ultimately, life affirming and life-giving – for the child and for you which is why […]
Perhaps the hardest thing about being heavily pregnant is not the sore back, swollen body or aches and twinges which are now very apparent. It feels weird to say this but these things feel nice or perhaps the right word rather is, reassuring. Simply because they remind me of how lucky I am to be here […]
Me photographed in my third trimester by Danelle Bohane Today the courier guy noticed I was finally at the door to sign for a parcel. He doesn’t normally talk to me but he looked at me, smiled and said ‘You’ve had your baby?’ Cue awkward silence… I politely smiled and explained that yes I had but sadly she wasn’t with […]
My belly has a new nickname crumb-catcher. It seems like such a short time ago that I was sporting a small if not insignificant bump and now my new normal is not being able to see my feet and having to find new ways of doing normal things. Things like getting out of bed, putting my shoes […]
So if the first trimester was awash with surprise, anxiety and severe tiredness the second trimester has been a welcome excitement of finding out the gender, a properly formed bump and a return to familiar cravings oh and bigger boobs
I have come to realise that reading Google when you are pregnant really isn’t a helpful gauge as to what is ‘your kind of normal’ in pregnancy. Everyone is different and nothing is gospel but for anyone who is interested in what my first trimester looked like and what I craved I’ll break it down […]
Unless you have been trying to get pregnant for a very long time like me you can’t possibly prepare yourself for the WTF moment when you find out that you are in fact pregnant for the first time ever!