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Our darling boy was 7 weeks old yesterday! Time really has flown, I look at photos of him taken in hospital and can't believe how much he has changed. At his six week check-up he weighed 5.3 kilos, Lesley had to double check, she couldn't believe how big he was. I must be doing something right! Breastfeeding is going really well, I am so pleased. I just l...
Well, our darling Liam is five weeks old today! Richard’s response to that statement this morning was, ‘Is that all?’ It really does seem as if he has been part of our lives for ever, so completely does everything seem to revolve around him. Being a mother is absolute bliss, though the past five weeks have gone so quickly in a haze of tiredness, night fee...
I’m a mummy! Our beloved son Liam entered the world at 10.08am on Wednesday the 6th of August. After two false starts the previous week, I was determined to avoid my next antenatal appt. on Wednesday morning and so encouraged my hubby to try “natural induction!” Third time lucky it definitely was, after half an hour of sleep contractions started at 1.11am...
Well, still in the pregnancy section for obvious reasons! Baby bun is still very much on the inside, though a couple of times this week I really thought things were happening. 3am Tuesday morning I woke up with intense nausea and back pain which didn't subside until Wednesday afternoon after my check-up. Everything was fairly normal there, BP still low bu...
Woo hoo! Got a phone call from my Mum yesterday and she is arriving on Tuesday! Only for 6 days, she will be flying down again when the baby arrives, but she decided to come down instead of posting all the baby booties she has been making. I can't wait, it has been over 18 months since we saw each other and though we talk nearly every day, it isn't the sa...
After my check-up last week, we got all excited that our baby bun was head down at last, though it didn't last for long! After spending an energetic week rolling and flipping around, a scan on Wednesday showed our bun is definitely head down again and might even stay that way this time! The diabetic specialist is fairly happy with my BSL's, though I am he...
Well, the weeks seem to be just galloping along now. I have all my hospital bag stuff ready and made the most of the 30% off sale at Target and bought gorgeous new jammies. Our offspring loves lying across my tummy or even diagonally, no suggestion of going head down as yet. Yesterday I could feel the heartbeat just with my hand which was amazing, combine...
Hmmm, not doing very well with this regular updating thing! Not a lot to report, our darling is now doing star-jumps, the only explanation I can think of to being able to feel bumps all over at the same time! Found out that I do have GD, I was really hoping that no news was good news but the hospital said my results were so unusual they had to speak to a...
Oooh, 31 weeks, how amazing!! In recovery mode from the weekend at the moment, had almost no sleep due to a whole catalogue of aches and pains. Saturday morning was my fasting glucose test, nearly keeled over after an hour so I spent the next 2 hours lying down and Richard picked me up after it was all over. It is a bit of a challenge to be at home and ta...
Woohoo! The countdown is definitely on now! Had a bit of a scare on Sunday night though, was woken up in the early hours with intense pains in my tummy, couldn't move or even take a deep breath. They took ages to ease enough for me to get back to sleep. Richard took the day off work to take me to my GP as I still couldn't walk properly on Monday. The baby...
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