Welcoming Harry – a Birth Story

The week leading to Mr H’s birth wasn’t quite as I had expected it to be. Due to my pre-eclampsia with Mr D my midwife asked to see me just before the 40 week mark. At that appointment my blood pressure (BP) was borderline high and my urine sample showed…

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Pregnancy Update – A Waiting Game

I’m now in the final final stages and it is, quite literally, a waiting game. People comment daily that ‘it can’t be long for you now’ and I smile and say no… I try not to look irritated when it’s followed up with ‘gosh, it must be hard in this…

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Pregnancy Update – the end is in sight

I am now at the stage where if our fifth family member decides to appear I’d be far enough along to be considered full term. I am becoming increasingly impatient to meet our new addition. I feel ready to have this baby now, in a way perhaps I never did…

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Pregnancy Update – 36 Weeks

I can barely believe that I am almost considered full term – that in just a few weeks time (hopefully!) we will be welcoming our newest family member. This week I had an appointment at the hospital. I love the NHS and I can’t grumble about the care I’ve received…

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Packing the Hospital Bags

Packing the hospital bags is one of those final rituals that signals it’s almost time for the baby! With Mr D I didn’t have the bags packed – I thought I had loads of time and instead got admitted at 36 weeks! I was a little better organised second time…

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