Ammunition for those who can’t, or won’t, go along with “breast is best”

After my little rant about the judgement of pregnant women and new mothers I’ve received a lot of feedback from other mothers who can sympathise. It seems we are all walking around being told how to do things and judged if we don’t follow the orders, while our internal monologues… Read more

Ammunition for those who can't, or won't, go along with "breast is best"

After my little rant about the judgement of pregnant women and new mothers I’ve received a lot of feedback from other mothers who can sympathise. It seems we are all walking around being told how to do things and judged if we don’t follow the orders, while our internal monologues… Read more

Your advice is welcome, your judgement is not

The idea that when you become pregnant you are public property is a cliche, but it’s true. You go from being an autonomous individual who can essentially live their life free from judgment (on most decisions) to being someone who seems to have a sign on her head saying “judge… Read more

Ill-fitting togs and an aerobics instructor

Adjusting to an ever changing body and the things it can and cannot do has been an interesting part of pregnancy. Before I realised I was pregnant I could confidently call myself a runner. I ran 3-5 times a week, with distances between 4 and 8kms. The previous year I… Read more

Big changes – I don’t even know who I am anymore!

Before being pregnant this ad would not even have registered on my radar. Now, I find myself smiling and bopping along to the song. Big changes – I hardly recognise myself (and that’s only partly related to only being able to get my pre-pregnancy jeans up to my knees these… Read more

Big changes – I don't even know who I am anymore!

Before being pregnant this ad would not even have registered on my radar. Now, I find myself smiling and bopping along to the song. Big changes – I hardly recognise myself (and that’s only partly related to only being able to get my pre-pregnancy jeans up to my knees these… Read more

As a non-believer, I think I’ll just thank my obstetrician

Today marked our eighth scan to keep a watchful eye on our Peanut. The scans are spreading out in time now, so it has been three weeks since the last one. This means that for at least ten days between this scan and the last I forgot there was anything… Read more

My “so necessary bundle” arrived!

After weeks tracking my Not So Glamorous But So Necessary Bundle from Hillary Frank’s Longest Shortest Time podcast/blog and A Little Bundle, it has arrived! The track and trace info told me my bundle began its journey in Austin, Texas, then flew to Chicago, followed by Ireland where it stayed… Read more

My "so necessary bundle" arrived!

After weeks tracking my Not So Glamorous But So Necessary Bundle from Hillary Frank’s Longest Shortest Time podcast/blog and A Little Bundle, it has arrived! The track and trace info told me my bundle began its journey in Austin, Texas, then flew to Chicago, followed by Ireland where it stayed… Read more

Happy to be a wallflower this time

As we lined up outside the elevator to take our tour of the hospital it felt like I had never been there before. A month or so earlier I had sat in a chair in an obstetrician’s office and been told our baby might have a heart condition after vomiting… Read more

No naked pregnancy belly cast parties in this gal’s birthing plan

Some girls dream about their wedding. They have every detail mapped out before puberty and know exactly which song will be playing as they walk down the aisle. I wasn’t one of those girls. In recent months, I have begun to wonder if these same girls also had their birthing… Read more

No naked pregnancy belly cast parties in this gal's birthing plan

Some girls dream about their wedding. They have every detail mapped out before puberty and know exactly which song will be playing as they walk down the aisle. I wasn’t one of those girls. In recent months, I have begun to wonder if these same girls also had their birthing… Read more

The Liebster Award – am I a real blogger now?!

And the award goes to….me! Thanks to Living in the Deep End for nominating my blog for a Liebster Award!  Of course, I giddily accept. It’s a fun way for bloggers to get to know one another and to support new blogs.  Here is the origin of the Liebster award if you’re interested.  … Read more

The good, the bad, and the pregnancy

It’s said that pregnancy just suits some people. They thrive in that state while others can’t wait for it to be over. I think it’s safe to assume the final month levels this out and every mother just wants to get rid of the puffy feet and the inability to… Read more