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The observations of a twenty-something writer, blogging and blagging her way through mumhood, trying to raise an integrated member of society whilst chasing after a delinquent labrador.

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January 25, 2017

I never understood why anyone would want to refrain from finding out the sex of their baby at the 20 week scan, and yet most people I spoke to told me to keep it as a surprise. 

Forgive me, but I think for any woman, getting pregnant in the first place is a big enough s...

January 17, 2017

Recently, it's started to dawn on me that I'm going to give birth to a child. 

As utterly daft as it may sound, despite being five months pregnant, I have only realised that this baby isn't just going to turn up with an Amazon Prime delivery or indeed pull up a chair at...

January 3, 2017

I initially started this blog to remember pregnancy.

It seemed like a rather lovely idea to document growing another person in its entirety, week on week, and read it back when I had a chubby little sunbeam in my arms nine months later. How fondly I'd smile back at the...

December 29, 2016

Before you get pregnant, you're half-aware of some of the symptoms. Be it from books, movies or simply from being the eldest sibling, chances are that you have some vague awareness of morning sickness, stretch marks, swollen ankles and all the truly glorious perks of b...

December 16, 2016

I’d like to think that I'm a pretty rational person. I can keep relatively level headed in times of crisis and I've always got a pen and a plaster knocking around in my bag. 

When I found out that I was pregnant, I sat reading blog after blog, watching video after video...

November 24, 2016

We’d spent the night before as we did every Friday – red wine, dog taking up half the sofa, Netflix and considering it a win if we managed to stay awake past 11:30pm (rare).

The next morning, I half-woke, suspended somewhere between slumber and consciousness; that unset...

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