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Inspiration Pregnancy

Secretly Sad: Gender Disappointment

I thought long and hard about writing this post as I know it will hugely divide opinion but if someone who feels how I did happens to stumble across this and take any comfort from it then that’s good enough reason for me to put this out there. Can I firstly start by saying I know I am so unbelievably lucky to have two beautiful, healthy children and I am fully aware that it isn’t something to be taken for…

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Lifestyle Pregnancy

Welcome to the World

At 9.05pm on Monday 18th April 2016, we welcomed our beautiful 9lb baby boy Woody John to the world following a really special water birth. Despite being induced, his birth was everything I’d hoped for and I’m actually super proud of myself (but I’ll go into further detail in his birth story post). Deep down I always knew it would be an induced birth and that we would need to forcibly evict him, just like his big sis. My uterus is clearly…

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Pregnancy

Bump Update: 39 Weeks

Happy April and happy baby month to us! Despite the fact I currently resemble a beached whale with ankles the size of eighty year old tree trunks, it still doesn’t at all seem real that we’ll have another baby within the next twelve days. It’s insane. How many weeks and due date? 39 weeks + 2 days pregnant. Baby is due 11th April 2016, only 5 days till due date! Symptoms? I am so bloody tired! I totally forgot how…

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Pregnancy Reviews

My Hospital Bag Essentials

Midwives recommend that you have your hospital bag all packed and ready to go by 36 weeks just in case baby decides to make an early arrival. Today, at 36 + 2 I finally got around to packing it all up. I’ve gathered together all my fave bits and pieces (and of course the not so glamorous post birth essentials) and compiled a little list for both me and baby which hopefully other mums-to-be may find useful! For me during and after labour:…

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Bump Update: 35 Weeks

I can’t believe it’s March already! That means we’re officially having a baby next month! How on earth did that happen?! Even if he’s like his sister and decides to arrive fashionably late, he will 100% be here before April is through. I remember hitting this milestone with Nora and feeling so prepared. So not the case this time around! How many weeks and due date? 35 weeks + 2 days pregnant. Baby is due 11th April 2016, 5 weeks and…

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Bump Update: 30 Weeks

I can’t believe we’ve hit the third trimester already! This pregnancy seems to be flying by, although in another way I do feel like I’ve been pregnant for an eternity. It’s a long wait when you find out you’re expecting at only four weeks. Although this is my first proper bump update, I have been taking regular bump pics throughout the last 30 weeks. Its so amazing how your body changes and grows to accommodate another little human! I actually…

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Pregnancy Reviews

Aromatherapy and Reflexology in Pregnancy

My pregnancy with Nora was a walk in the park. I had very little in the way of symptoms and sailed my way through the almost 42 weeks (thanks for that lazy Nora) but this pregnancy has been so different. From the sickness from the moment I found out we were expecting, to the awful pelvic pain that kicked in at 24 weeks, I’ve had a little more in the way of a rough ride and it really got me feeling…

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