Welcome To The World, Willow Grace – A Birth Story

On Wednesday 20th July Allan and I walked into Ninewells Hospital in Dundee with a suitcase and an appointment to have our second baby. It felt so strange not to be in labour, but this birth would be a total contrast to Sorsha’s entrance only 14½ months earlier. For a number of reasons and after…

Life: An Update

Just now it feels like so much is happening and I don’t have time to do much, but really it’s only a few big things happening and they’re taking up my time! The main thing (if you didn’t know already!) is that in less than two weeks I’m due to give birth to our second…

Life: An Update

Phew! I made it! I survived returning to work after maternity leave! OK, it was only for 14 weeks, but I am 32 weeks pregnant and was getting up at around 5am daily to work a 9 hour shift 65 miles from our home! And it actually wasn’t as bad as I thought it might…

Life – An Update

Hiya! As you may know we moved house 11 weeks ago and it’s been a bit quiet on here since then. Well, apart from our big announcement! Firstly, I have to say thank you to the lovely ladies who wrote guest posts while we moved, so thanks Jen from Jenstar Knits, Rhian Westbury, Lins of…

A Little Announcement…

Allan & I are really excited to announce we’re having another baby! Sorsha’s little brother or sister should arrive at the end of July and we can’t wait!

Welcome To The World, Sorsha Rose! – Allan’s Perspective

Whilst I was writing my posts on Sorsha’s birth (part one and part two!) I would ask Allan to help me recall some information. It was always interesting to hear how and what he remembered, so I asked him to write a post on his view of the experience! Enjoy! The labour began for me…

Welcome To The World, Sorsha Rose! – Part 1

I’ve have tried to write this post numerous times over the last few weeks but always tinkered with it because it’s too long/short/graphic/rose-tinted etc! So I’m just putting it out there and hopefully it’s just right! On Thursday 7th May 2015, I gave birth to Sorsha Rose. That fact still amazes me, despite carrying her…

Pregnancy Update: Baby Bird At 40 Weeks

Well here we are, today is our due date! We had a midwife appointment a week ago and discussed having a sweep next week, which is totally optional and sounds slightly unpleasant, but I’m away to give birth so in the grand scheme of it all “unpleasant” and “uncomfortable” is nothing! In the meantime we’re…

Pregnancy Update: Baby Bird At 38 Weeks

Less than two weeks to go! Not a lot has happened this last fortnight! I started maternity leave last week and I’ve been trying to catch up with things and put my feet up a bit more too. I started out with a couple of days doing lots but my ankles and hands were swelling…

Pregnancy Update: Baby Bird At 36 Weeks

I’ve been trying to write this post for 2 weeks but the tiredness and having the cold and trying to get finished up at work has taken over! Not a great picture this time (and that mirror needs a clean) but I’m getting BIG! I’ve put on a total of two and a half stone…