Sleep

At the time of writing, it’s 5.19am. I’ve been out of bed for about 45 minutes, but I’ve been awake for around 2 hours – tossing and turning, failing to get comfortable, getting up to use the toilet, asking Arthur to please not pull on … Continue readingSleep

167 days.

5.5 months. 167 days. That’s how long it has been since I last blogged. Whoah. This would have seemed inconceivable to me at the time, but hey – I was just shy of 7 weeks pregnant with my second baby (still tucked up safe and … Continue reading167 days.

Life Lately…

  Now that we’re over halfway through October, it’s starting to feel a little like we’ve just crested the top of a roller-coaster, in terms of the imminent arrival of our baby… The past few months have plodded along, but now time seems to be … Continue readingLife Lately…

A secret…

  As you may have noticed, I took a long and luxurious break from posting – the reason for which has been that we have been busying ourselves with the most wonderful and exciting secret. Of course, for some of you this won’t be a … Continue readingA secret…

Antenatal Ward

  I’m here to greet you, as you raise your head groggily from your pillow. I always find myself speaking a little more softly than I feel I should, But it feels right, today, my voice gently soothing in the morning light.

Water Birth

  One of the first births I witnessed was a water birth. The woman I was caring for couldn’t wait to get into the pool when she arrived at the hospital, so as soon as the pool was full of water (they take a while … Continue readingWater Birth