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…

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…

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…

Pregnancy Update: Baby Bird At 32 Weeks

We’re down to single figures, only 8 weeks to go! That is actually really scary! It’s been a busy 3 weeks! After my last midwife appointment I was given iron tablets as I’m anaemic and I had a flu jab. Ouch! But that’s the only semi-bad bits! We got some lovely hand-knitted cardigans from a…

Pregnancy Update: Baby Bird At 29 Weeks

Third trimester here we go! And don’t I know it! We had a midwife appointment this week and I was given a combination injection which covers whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus and polio. I haven’t had an injection since school and I forgot how sore it is! I’m booked in for my flu jab next week…