Daily Life · Motherhood

A Perfect Storm 

Boy is that a dramatic title. I thought it sounded better than “That Time I Went To The Emergency Department And Some Of The Doctors Were Unhelpful”. If you’re squeamish you probably should stop reading because I talk about body parts that are covered by bikinis. I’ve had three babies. Not much embarrasses me anymore.… Continue reading A Perfect Storm 

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When The Newborn Phase Is Over 

Baby Seb is almost eight weeks old, but I planned to write a post when he turned six weeks. That’s supposed to be the end of the newborn phase. Trying to get through the first six weeks is supposed to be the hardest part, and then you go to your six-week-check, find out how beautiful… Continue reading When The Newborn Phase Is Over 

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Sebastian’s Birth Story 

Here I am, the morning of my induction, at 41 + 3 weeks. It’s not the best photo but it was taken before 7am, so, you know….. I wrote this post about preparing for an induction the night before. I didn’t get a huge amount of sleep, but that’s to be expected when you’re full… Continue reading Sebastian’s Birth Story 

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The End Is Nigh 

If you’re reading this, it means I’ve probably been kidnapped by Indonesian pirates. Or I’m in labour. That’s more likely, now that I think about it. I’m 41 + 3 tomorrow (42 weeks going by the due date I was using!) and heading to the hospital at 7am for an induction. I’ve had two natural… Continue reading The End Is Nigh 

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41 weeks {Pregnancy Update #8}

   This is not a post I thought I’d be writing. My previous babies arrived the day after and the day of their respective due dates, so I wasn’t expecting to go over this time around! Both my due dates have come and gone (the 4th and the 8th) with nary a sign of pre-labour.… Continue reading 41 weeks {Pregnancy Update #8}

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Stuff You Need For A Newborn

I’m 38 weeks as I type this, it’s the middle of summer, and I don’t have my baby ‘stuff’ organised yet. I’m not even talking nursery here – this bubba will get a couple drawers in the boys’ room and that’s about it. So being exhausted, completely disorganized, and not having much {any} extra room… Continue reading Stuff You Need For A Newborn

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38 Weeks {Pregnancy Update #7}

38 weeks, aka full term and baby could safely arrive any time, aka, I guess I should dig out all the baby stuff that’s still packed away behind three boxes in our spare room…… I was always very well organised during my previous pregnancies – hospital bags packed around 30 weeks, nursery all laid out… Continue reading 38 Weeks {Pregnancy Update #7}

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Packing Your Hospital Bag

I’ve read sooo many hospital bag packing lists over the years. It’s something of an obsession with me when I’m pregnant. There are some excellent services available where you can order pre-packed hospital bags online, which is genius really, but I’m such a systematic fiend that I have to pack my own. After giving birth last… Continue reading Packing Your Hospital Bag