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This is how it ends… and starts

So this blog had to have an end. I will join the ranks of parent bloggers out there but I will set up a separate blog for it. In the meantime, this is how it ends. With the date set for induction on … Continue reading

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Midwife-sanctioned lovin’

A week after the due date and the midwife comes round to talk to me about induction and to offer a membrane sweep. She arrives with a second midwife who is shadowing her for community work (and who, weirdly, has … Continue reading

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Waiting… D-Day + 5

I’ve never been good at waiting. I’m never late and get very annoyed by people who are. I know it’s different with babies as she doesn’t know when she’s supposed to come out, after all, but come on… I’d imagine for … Continue reading

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Lucy Jordan and the biological clock

I am very nearly the same age as Lucy Jordan when she “bowed a curtsey to the night”. I too, will never drive through Paris with the warm wind in my hair.* I mention this as a friend, several months … Continue reading

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D Day

It’s the due date today. Statistics tell you that only 3, 5 or 11% of babies are born on the due date (yet again, the stats are a little mixed…) so you shouldn’t really get your hopes up but it’s … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding and more…

More breast talk. The community midwife support worker visited the house last week. We went over what we’d discussed in the ante-natal class about breastfeeding (which was good because I’d forgotten half of it) and she gave me some practice in … Continue reading

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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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