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I hadn’t struggled with the heat at all and then yesterday happened…

I hadn’t struggled with the heat at all and then yesterday happened…

I usually love the heat.  I’m happy to just stretch out with a cold drink and a book and enjoy being slowly cooked.   I don’t necessarily have to expose my limbs in the hope of a tan, I can even be wrapped in a blanket because the breeze is a little on the chilly side.  I don’t mind the format it comes in usually,  I just love the sunshine.  I’m the kind of person who gets irritated with all the people who complain...

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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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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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Sometimes you need the Internet

I thought I was on top of my acid indigestion. I thought that chewing gum had saved me. After dreading the social engagements of the weekend for fear that all the food provided would set it off and then some and discovering that the chewing kept me sane, I thought that I had found the panacea. Then last night happened. Hubs had had a bad day at work and, unusually for him, chose to talk it out which I was very pleased about. We went to the...

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My Mum, my pregnancy and worries I don’t need.

When I announced that I was pregnant, my mother wasn’t excited, she wasn’t even pleased. My Dad was dismissive, ‘women have been getting pregnant for thousands of years’ with rolled eyes. They had no time for NHS eating guidelines and treated me like I was being some kind of precious princess because obviously other mothers wouldn’t be following them. My mother told me to my face that she was worried because...

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