Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pregnancy parties and sexing the baby

The latest craze (do we need to say it’s from America?) is apparently to have a party to announce what sex your baby is. You do this by having an iced cake which, when cut, will reveal the sex of … Continue reading

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The final countdown…

Just over a week to go till due date but of course I could still be pregnant for another three weeks if she decides not to make an appearance. The problem is if you fixate on the due date, which … Continue reading

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Car seats and rampant consumerism

I’ve had a flyer through the post for the Baby Show at the NEC. The flyer promises all kinds of excitement and shopping for all your essential baby items. Leaving aside the fact that I won’t go because the date … Continue reading

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What ARE you going to do?

I have finished work. Hooray! A week of annual leave this week and then official maternity leave starts next Monday. I am thrilled to bits about this but it has led to a huge number of people all asking me … Continue reading

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Swimming underwater

We’re on the home stretch now. 36 weeks. In theory, only four weeks to go though who knows how this will actually work out. It feels strange. I’ve started the first week of lasts. This week is my last at … Continue reading

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Default stories and smugness

This weekend’s Guardian featured an article from a 40-something single woman who’d never met the man of her dreams and kissed goodbye to her fertility. She wanted mothers to stop moaning about how hard it was to be a mum … Continue reading

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