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The rumours of my giant baby have been greatly exaggerated or A unexpectedly dramatic Friday or All’s well that ends well.

If you’ve been reading my previous blogs, you’ll know that my uterus had been measuring somewhat large for a small person and that as a result it was beginning to look like I was going to give birth to a colossus.  You will also know that I was rather dubious about the veracity of this assessment.  You may be interested to hear that I’ve been proven right, but not exactly in the way that I was expecting and with rather...

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Life is precious and precarious.

I told my husband yesterday that I could easily spend all day just watching my stomach move and then prodding it to make it move some more.  Some of that is pleasant bonding with the baby.  Some is abject terror of anything going wrong.  Bubs has, for the most part, refused to settle into a routine that I can use to judge what is ‘normal’.  Counting kicks is therefore a terrifying process.  I’ve had a couple of tearful...

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I’m getting to quite like my pregnant body

I’m going to be honest,  at the beginning of pregnancy it’s hard to like your pregnant body.  If, like me, you find that morning sickness is best staved off by eating, and your body is accustomed to perpetual calorie counting,  you can find yourself piling on the pounds long before your uterus becomes any more pronounced.  Even when your bump does start to make itself known,  it’s possible that it will resemble nothing...

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Upsetting dream

I had an upsetting dream that I’m struggling to forget about. They say that women have vivid dreams in pregnancy but they are supposed to be about your child.  This one wasn’t.   I have work to do so I’m going to write it down here in the hope that I will be able to move on and focus. I had been called back to my old job.  I wasn’t pleased about it.  Old resentments were still bubbling and I saw that the trouble...

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Pregnancy is confusing

I’ve thought many times that, when it comes to pregnancy, no one seems to be able to agree on anything. After being told that I had to take iron tablets by the surgery, I have since been told that I don’t need to take iron tablets by the midwife.  Apparently I dropped from 11.8 to 11.4, and that’s not at all unusual for pregnancy.  I can’t say I’m complaining at this point.  As much as I may have felt that the...

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