Tag Archives: Birth

A Video Blog – My Second Birth Story

I am really enjoying making videos for my YouTube channel and although I am still a very, very tiny fish in the ocean YouTube, I still feel quite warm and fussy that my channel is getting views. I have a few videos over there that I haven’t yet shared here, like my Facts & Favourites vlog where I let you …

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A Video Blog – My Premature Birth Story

I have blogged about my first birth story before, which can viewed here, but seeing as I’m trying to grow my YouTube channel I have decided to talk about it a bit more. It can be viewed below. Please don’t forget to comment if you have any questions you want to know as I would quite like to do a …

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A Special Moment In Time

I have quite a few moments in my life that are really special to me for different reasons. Meeting my Hubby, getting engaged, my wedding day, even my Nan’s funeral held special moments for me like me writing and reading a letter to her in front of everyone and the fact that the whole room was packed to the extent …

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“My breastfeeding experiences are over”

It’s been over two weeks since we breastfed. Just under two weeks since I last expressed milk. It’s gone. My milk is gone and therefore my breastfeeding experiences are over. I didn’t shed any tears about stopping. Deep down I knew this was the right choice. My body is returning to normal. A heavier, chubbier normal but still normal. My …

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Welcome to the world Princess 3

I went to bed last night experiencing Braxton Hicks. I’d decided to sleep it off like I have done every evening for about a week now. The pains and tightenings were quite painful but nothing unbearable so I managed to sleep from 9:30pm to 2:45am. I woke suddenly feeling a slight trickle and wetness. I ran for the loo as …

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“I’ve been on this roller coaster twice before”

Imagine queuing for a roller coaster that you’ve never been on before. You’re excited and happy. Then you get strapped into the seat and your nerves rocket, you experience all the emotions possible as you wait for it to begin. As it climbs up the track with just the sky in view you can feel your body shaking with fear …

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“The result was what I’d feared”

We have an outbuilding. It’s a building with electricity and water. It’s quite large. It houses our freezer, our washing machine and the tumble dryer. Lately, it’s also been our dump spot. Everyone has one. Usually it’s a drawer or a cupboard we just throw things into a pretend that it’ll get sorted later or next week, or even next …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 33 Weeks #3

Being 33 weeks pregnant is a sort of milestone for me. At 33+1 I gave birth to P1. It feels really odd when I think about it, there’s still quite a way to go yet it’s also literally just around the corner. Reaching 33 weeks gives me a reassurance that things can be ok! I’m really hoping the remaining weeks …

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All Above Board

I got over food poisoning within 24hours and managed to register P2s birth this morning. She’s legal!!! P1 has has a hard time adjusting to being a big sister. But I think we have finally got it under wraps. I’m hoping so anyway. Her behaviour has got so much better the past few days and she’s been rewarded with lots …

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I Feel Like Super Mum

At 8:45am P2 hadn’t demanded her “breakfast” feed and we needed to leave by 9am. So I poked and prodded – changed her bum and clothes. It didn’t go down too well with her as you can see from the photo. I made a “To Do List” last night of all the things I need to do. I made a …

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A Day Of Rest

There will be no 40 Acts post today as it’s a day of rest. I’m resting in every way possible today! Slowly but surely I’m getting used to the demands of my beautiful newborn. I never had P1 at home when she was this young and the whole process with P2 has been like a whole new journey. Like I’ve …

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Those Post Birth Luxuries – Review 5

As everybody knows – the uterus has to contract and return to its normal size. This includes flushing away all the bits and bobs that was there to protect your beautiful baby. This is by far the most unpleasant part of after birth!!!! Here comes Mothercare to the rescue! With their Mothercare Maternity Towels – 48packI remember with P1 that …

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Zombie Attack

I feel like a complete zombie. I think even when I was having less sleep than I am at the moment my bags were a lot less! Breastfeeding really wears you out. Drains you of everything it seems. My boobs feel like they’ve doubled in size and are about to go pop. I’m trying to alternate the boob I use …

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Recovery Is A Slow Process

Despite the extremely large and sore boobs – I’m absolutely loving breastfeeding. It’s created such a strong bond between P2 and me already. We had a really good night with P2 last night. Everything seems to be falling into a routine AND she’s sleeping fine in her cot which for a moment I really thought I’d have to invest in …

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Welcome To The World Princess #2

Welcome to the world Princess #2!!!! Born at 9:15am on the 6th February 2013. Weighing 7lb and 7oz. Apparently, my labour and birth couldn’t have gone any more perfect… I suddenly woke up and ran to the toilet just in time for my waters to break at 3:15am. This was something I’d never experienced – it wasn’t a gush of …

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