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11 Things I have learned in my first year of motherhood.

Wow. A year has passed by incredibly fast and little Kitty Rose has gone from a tiny dot, underweight for her height to a walking, pointing, babbling little character who knows exactly what she wants and is anything but a featherweight. It’s not always been easy, I’ve had my melt-down days and I have learned a tremendous amount. Here are the biggest lessons I have learned, or rather, am still learning because it’s all a process. My advice...

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Wow

There is no way really to describe the massive impact that childbirth has on you emotionally and physically.  Quite apart from the explosion into your life of a small human, the reality of which is very different from your imagination, there are a host of emotions that you need to process with regard to your own personal journey through labour and into motherhood. I didn’t have the birth that I had hoped for.  Kitty turned into a...

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D Day

As nervous as I’ve been I woke up this morning with a feeling of excitement.  It felt like it was Christmas or my birthday or something for a few moments there.  Some part of me expected a special provision to be made, maybe some special food eaten, and my husband to be home from work. Of course none of those things happened.  It’s just the due date,  it is highly unlikely that anything significant will happen today. Due dates...

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Getting nervous, switching off or a bit of both?

I understand that at this stage in pregnancy it is usual to be excited.  I must admit that I am significantly more inclined towards feeling nervous.   I am nervous about labour and birth because I don’t know what’s going to happen or when its going to happen.  I’m nervous about having to spend time in hospital because I suffer with white coat syndrome and I’ve never had to stay in a hospital before and I fear that...

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Ten things that I absolutely will not miss about being pregnant.

Women are supposed to enjoy being pregnant.  When you think about how many people struggle to get pregnant or who lose babies, it becomes almost a moral imperative to enjoy being pregnant.  However, sometimes you have to acknowledge that gratitude and active enjoyment are not the same thing.  There are a number of things about pregnancy that are no fun.  This my list of things that I’ve enjoyed the least: 1) Puking.  At my antenatal...

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