Monthly Archives: February 2012

Television

So the conversation usually goes like this: “Ah, you’re pregnant! Have you been watching ‘Call the Midwife/ One Born Every Minute/ that documentary about the children’s ward…etc etc’?” “No.” “It’s just as well because…” *goes on to list excruciating scenes … Continue reading

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Baby brain

There’s a new study out that says that ‘baby brain’ doesn’t exist, except in the head of mothers-to-be. *Reads sentence again, clarifies* I mean, women don’t actually get more dense when pregnant, they just think they do. Here’s a link … Continue reading

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Drama at the midwife

28 weeks midwife appointment and I’m aware she will be taking blood from me for more tests. As I’m also Rhesus negative she’s also going to give me the Anti-D injection. It’s in case I get any bumps or bleeding … Continue reading

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Railways: not a friend to the mother-to-be

Tiredness continues. The weather doesn’t help. It makes me catlike, content to curl up in front of the fire and ignore the world by gently snoozing. But I have to go to Leicester for a work meeting – about suicide … Continue reading

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Ante-natal class 1

It’s a women’s only “pregnancy in health” session. I am the oldest person there by at least 6 years. One woman takes me aside to ask my age, reveals she’s 30 and “isn’t it hard when you’re an older mother … Continue reading

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Bathing

I suddenly feel much happier after finishing a few niggling things for the baby’s room (I am refusing to call it the nursery). Home sewn bunting, a patchwork quilt and a new blind are all up, and the furniture that … Continue reading

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