Tag Archives: labour

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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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

My hospital bag’s been packed for a while now but a dream I had the other night left me trying to remember whether I’d packed a hat or a blanket for baby, or what I’d actually packed. So the bag was brought inside again so that I could sort, repack and take the opportunity to photograph the bits to create a post …

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My Husband’s Take On Childbirth

This evening I laughed so much it hurt I laughed until I cried. I laughed so much I couldn’t breathe. It was my hubby’s fault. We were having one of our many discussions about labour and this time reminiscing on P2s birth. For me, it all went by in a bit of a blur but for hubby it’s clearly imprinted …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 37 Weeks #3

I’m classed as term officially. There’s still three more weeks until my due date but knowing that I’m actually term makes me feel a little more relaxed. I’m in agony today. I’m not sleeping thanks to P2, who seems to think from 1-4am is the time to be completely unsettled and I’m up every 15-30minutes resettling her. It’s exhausting. Plus …

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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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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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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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Where’s The Logic In That?

I changed midwife half way through this pregnancy back to who I had when pregnant with P1. She was great! And recently they’ve moved where they hold their appointments. It’s less than convenient! Who’s great idea was it to make pregnant women walk down a huge hill to the back of a school?! A man’s idea probably (no offence to …

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Really? Again?

From 11:30pm I was experiencing really bad pains. Worse than those that put me in the hospital earlier this month! I ended up crying my eyes out because they were so painful but I didn’t want to go up the hospital to have the same thing happen again… nothing! My OH and I eventually made the decision to go up …

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No Hope

Another false hope and this one has left me even more anxious and frustrated. Last night I was experiencing a constant period pain in my lower tummy and back, which every ten or so minutes would intensify with tightenings that lasted 30seconds ish from 11:30pm until about 3am. I couldn’t sleep as every time I dozed off the pain would …

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36 Weeks Of Pregnancy

I’m 36 weeks pregnant today. pardon… 36. Weeks. Pregnant. Today. I really didn’t think I’d see the day. And to be honest I don’t think the health professionals did either. At 28 weeks pregnant I was given steroids to strengthen P2s lungs. I seriously thought at that point I’d only be pregnant for another month! But here I am with …

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GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS

It sounds like a dinosaur or something! I have Group B Strep. Which is a bacteria infection that lives happily without causing any harm or symptoms in my lady bits. great! When I say it causes no harm I’d be lying. When labour starts and more importantly my waters break it could cause life threatening circumstances to me or P2. …

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