Shivers

Shivers

I feel so low. I'm laying in bed on my own shivering with what feels like the flu but I think it's just a nasty cold alongside exhaustion. Every time I move I get goosebumps and I start to shiver. My whole body aches and I feel like I might pass out any second now. Even during childbirth I have never experienced anything like this. I'm so tired but I dread falling asleep. I have been having nightmares about the other day when I held Monkey as he went to sleep before his…continue reading →
Nothing Prepares You

Nothing Prepares You

This week has firmly cemented us as parents, in our minds. That may sound silly to some, as we've been parents for nearly a year and a half. But having to repetitively say "Hi I'm M's mum" lead us both to remark how much more we felt like parents. This week took us to the place you probably only ever want to be with your child when introducing them to the world. M had been limping after what we thought was a fall or knock he had, due to his rough and tumble…continue reading →
Double beds in maternity wards?

Double beds in maternity wards?

When I read the recent article by the Telegraph about the plans to be proposed to the NHS to install Double beds in Maternity wards, I rolled my eyes. Another article with references to dads, husbands and boyfriends. No mention of other support a mother may have from a girlfriend or wife. Surely this proposal would have an affect on same sex parents too. It's this kind of narrow visioned reporting that stops same sex parenting becoming more mainstream. Even a reference to partners as a sweeping statement would have satisfied me, as…continue reading →
Light Therapy Blues

Light Therapy Blues

So I'm currently sitting in a private room on the maternity ward looking at my poor baby boy in his incubator, where he is undergoing light therapy for jaundice. This is the 2nd night of treatment & I don't know why but I'm finding it extremely tough & upsetting, much more so than last night. I think I may have been in shock yesterday & didn't take it all in. I think the fact that I had tried to convince myself that we were all going home tonight hasn't helped. K has also…continue reading →
Prepare for an induction.

Prepare for an induction.

If you read our post about C's Wonky liver. You'll know that an induction was on the cards. We just didn't know when.   We had been told to return the next day for more tests. I spent the whole night worrying. Every hour was an hour my baby was potentially at risk. Saturday morning arrived, we made the last few checks of the hospital bags and set off at lunchtime. Almost as soon as we arrived, C was on the monitor. It was tense, no mention of an induction. That was until…continue reading →
Heartbeats and Hospitals

Heartbeats and Hospitals

One thing I've learned about our lil monkey is how much of an attention seeker it is. As mentioned in our previous post Bed rest & Boobs, we've had a few scares during this pregnancy. For the last couple of weeks everything seemed to be going swimmingly. Monkey was proving to be very active and was contorting Clara's stomach into all manner of shapes. We often have tummy time at night, where I play the lil monkey one of my favourite tunes and it bounces away perfecting all the latest moves kids are…continue reading →
Bed rest & Boobs

Bed rest & Boobs

For the last 2 weeks I have been signed off work on bed rest due to sickness & a fainting spell. I’ve never fainted before & it was very scary. I immediately booked myself an emergency doctor’s appointment  as I’ve learnt during this pregnancy, that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Thankfully my blood pressure was normal & the doctor explained that it may have just been a dip. However as I am still having bad morning sickness they decided it was best for me & the baby that I take…continue reading →