Trying to Conceive (a Second Baby)

I really wasn’t going to post about this. It feels embarrassing and quite scary. I don’t know if it’s something I should draw attention to, and if it’s a case of ‘too much information’. It isn’t something a lot of people talk about – I’ve certainly not really had a conversation about it openly, and... Continue Reading →

Into The Groove

So, I’ve really neglected my blog in the past several months.  MASSIVE understatement!  I’m sorry dear followers and those kind enough to take a passing interest.  I’m planning on making a comeback now.  The marathon is long over, and I’ll round it up in another post.  My part-time work, which I do from home, is... Continue Reading →

London Marathon Training: Week 1

I’ve officially started my training for the London Marathon – it’s all just got a bit more real!  Before last week, I’d just been going out when I could, loosely following a programme for doing run/walk intervals over a half-marathon distance.  I had been full of good intentions to get in two swimming cross-training sessions... Continue Reading →

Praise You

The Husband doesn’t know I’m writing this. And it wasn’t what I planned for my next blog post. But I had an overwhelming urge to write something about him and how he supports me. He has to put up with a lot living with me. It’s not easy living with someone who has OCD, someone... Continue Reading →

You’ve Got A Friend

Dear Student Midwife, I am writing to thank you for the care you gave myself and my son whilst he was on the neonatal unit. I know you are unlikely to think you did anything other than your job, but to me you did so much more. We were fortunate to have many caring staff... Continue Reading →

Labour of Love

My due date was 19th January 2016. But Baby had other ideas. By the beginning of December I was in hospital with possible pre-term labour. We had made a mad dash in the early hours to maternity triage and were seen by a variety of midwives and consultants. They were concerned about my blood pressure,... Continue Reading →

It’s All Coming Back To Me Now

I was going to use this post to talk about the effect of birth and the postnatal period on my mental health. But The Husband quite rightly pointed out that people may be interested in how I fared during pregnancy too. So instead of glancing over the pregnancy in a couple of paragraphs, I thought... Continue Reading →

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