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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

Fashion · Pregnancy

Maternity Bras {that are actually ok}

Nothing strikes horror in the heart of a pregnant woman than the maternity bra section of a clothing store. Unless, of course, you happen to like unpadded, wire-free, floppy, wide-strapped, full-coverage beige-coloured granny bras that are usually on offer. I have bought so many bras for pregnancy and breastfeeding over the years and very few… Continue reading Maternity Bras {that are actually ok}

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31 Weeks {Pregnancy Update #6}

Craving: Lemons, mostly. I was trying to be good and moderate myself but I’m back to putting slices in my water glass and eating them after all the water’s gone….Also using lavender oil and cleaning with products that smell good! I didn’t even mind the other day when my brother skipped out on doing dishes… Continue reading 31 Weeks {Pregnancy Update #6}

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Maternity clothes: the basics 

These are the basics – the building blocks of a casual maternity wardrobe. They’re items I’ve worn during all of my pregnancies and that I’ve invested in or replace with each baby. It’s taken me three pregnancies to figure this stuff out, so here goes….. Remember a few things: 1. If you’re tossing up between… Continue reading Maternity clothes: the basics 

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Pregnancy Skincare Products

I’ve had oily skin for as long as I can remember, aside from a bit of dryness caused by hormones after giving birth, or during the first trimester of a pregnancy. This time around, it’s the opposite – very oily during the first couple of months, and now dryer than the Sahara. I was applying… Continue reading Pregnancy Skincare Products