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Posted by Belinda's , 26 September 2012 - · 817 views
As a child I used to dream of being a twin. Having a best friend by my side constantly to have fun with, laugh and play with all the time and (as one of mine just said reading over my shoulder - you always have someone else to count on). There weren't many multiples around when I was young and I was never friends with any. There weren't any sets o...
Posted by Belinda's , 26 September 2012 - · 237 views
When my pregnancy was confirmed I was almost 5 weeks. I didn't record anything much for two weeks - just getting used to the idea and sharing it with all my family and friends.
At 7 weeks I thought it would be interesting to record my weight, as I had heard people putting on 20-30 kgs with one baby and I found this difficult to comprehend. I weighed...
Posted by Belinda's , 22 September 2012 - · 216 views
Fortunately we didn't have long to wait for the line on the home pregnancy test. Only 3 months of recording my cycle, when I experienced ovulation pains and how I was feeling in myself. We weren't very patient so we did a few pregnancy tests which were negative. It was overwhelming how all of a sudden it seemed as though my thoughts were consumed...
Posted by Belinda's , 22 September 2012 - · 234 views
For the last 10 years (almost to the day), butterflies were racing inside my belly and my face couldn't hide the excitement as my Husband and I decided to have a baby...
We raced to see the doctor and ask loads of questions, bought the best books on babies we could find - and starting thinking about all that was ahead of us. What a day!
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