What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. – Romeo & Juliet, Act II, Scene II Incidentally, this quote was how I started my personal statement for my university application. I can’t remember why I used it, probably because I thought quoting Shakespeare made me…… Continue reading What’s in a name?
Zebra marks, road maps, stretch marks. Call them what you will. Stretch marks seems to fascinate pregnant women. Whether they rejoice in having made it through 40 weeks without getting any, or sharing their advice for avoiding them, stretch marks are rarely something to be celebrated. It took until about 32 weeks before I started…… Continue reading Tiger stripes
Eat pop tarts for breakfast every day for about two weeks Fail my theory test by kicking me throughout Assemble a double bed completely on my own at 34 weeks Wonder whilst walking Ted whether my waters had gone or whether I was just weeing myself a little (for the record it was the latter!)…… Continue reading The baby made me…
I can’t believe how soon we will get to meet you. It feels so strange knowing so little about you, yet feeling you with me wherever I go. It’s like I’m dreaming. I can’t believe we’ve been blessed with you. All my life I’ve never been more certain of anything than wanting to be a…… Continue reading Dear Baby H
Possibly the thing I’m most excited about for Baby H being born is what he/she will look like. Will they have my eyes? Lewis’ cheeky smile? Will they have lots of hair? It’s so hard to imagine, and whether they’ll look like a mix of both of us, or some of our relatives! It’s so…… Continue reading What will Baby H look like?
When you are pregnant, your body undergoes a lot of changes which can take some getting used to. Especially when you start not to be able to fit into your normal clothes. “Aha” you think to yourself, “I will buy myself some maternity clothes as they will fit properly and flatter me!” So you log…… Continue reading What’s with all the stripes?
I’ve made an effort to try and document this pregnancy. As a first time mum, it took a while for baby to even show, and it was only really visible to me, not anyone else! As I approach the end, it’s been lovely to look back at how my bump has grown over time. Our…… Continue reading Baby just keeps growing!