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…

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 2

It’s taken far too long, but here’s the second part of Sorsha’s birth story! If you haven’t already, you might like to read part one first! I wasn’t fully aware what had happened until Allan came to see me after the operation. Sorsha had been taken to the intensive care unit as she wasn’t breathing…

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…