A fire drill, electrocardiogram and threat of early induction – not your average doctor’s visit

A fire alarm, the threat of early induction and two hours in the hospital for what was supposed to be a quick catch up were not what I was expecting when I went to Hutt Hospital this morning. But as my journey has already proven to be a bumpy one,… Read more

A fire drill, electrocardiogram and threat of early induction – not your average doctor's visit

A fire alarm, the threat of early induction and two hours in the hospital for what was supposed to be a quick catch up were not what I was expecting when I went to Hutt Hospital this morning. But as my journey has already proven to be a bumpy one,… Read more

A special post for Tessa

I started this blog as a way to get my thoughts out, start writing again, and as a sort of therapy for myself. But THIS is why I will continue it. While writing things down is definitely helping, hearing from other parents and mothers who have gone through struggles with… Read more

Unemployed and aimless

It’s 7am. Mr. Million has left for work. I am alone at home for the first day of my almost 10 months of maternity leave. On the one hand, this feels great. On the other, I sort of just want to cry. I have big plans for the next few… Read more

One week. Two appointments. Two very different drives home.

The first appointment was with the ophthalmologist. Our obstetrician had referred us thinking it might be helpful to hear from them before this Peanut shows herself. This was also the first appointment I was going to attend solo. Mr. Million had to work and I had told my Mum she… Read more

She doesn’t know what cute means yet… But I do

I know Mr. Million and I are going to think the Peanut is gorgeous. Maybe not straight away, when her head is a funny shape and she’s blotchy and goopy, but very quickly we will be smitten. We will look down at her and see half of me, and half… Read more

She doesn't know what cute means yet… But I do

I know Mr. Million and I are going to think the Peanut is gorgeous. Maybe not straight away, when her head is a funny shape and she’s blotchy and goopy, but very quickly we will be smitten. We will look down at her and see half of me, and half… Read more

Getting out while I can still fit between the desks

Returning to school this year came complete with the usual anxieties you would expect for a second year teacher after a long break. Would I have nice classes or would they hate me and try to make my life miserable? Would I have forgotten how to do it? These anxieties… Read more

They love me, they really love me!

Blogging is a fairly new thing for me having only started a few months ago, so it feels pretty spesh to be nominated for an award, especially the Blog of the Year Award, 2013! Thank you Sparrow from the very funny and readable Space Monkey Twins. If you haven’t visited… Read more

Playing cupid in the friendship department

When I was five years old, making friends was easy. I remember striking up conversations with kids my age almost everywhere I went. I would casually introduce myself and unselfconsciously ask them if they wanted to be my friend.  I made new friends at the library, the local pool, the… Read more