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Living Online – Part 1 : Mobile Services

I’m a homebody; there’s no getting around it or denying it. I love entertaining and having visitors, so it’s not that I’m antisocial; I am just at my happiest in my own space. I look forward to the day, hopefully in the not too distant future, where my own space has more space, but I […]

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Stepping Into the Past

What a week! Charly was still feeling sick and teething, so we are still running on sleep fumes. She has seemed much happier yesterday and today, though the evil tooth 6 has still not fully cut!

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 The best advice I ever received : Sleep when baby sleeps

There are two pieces of advice that I would consider the best advice I ever received; and both can only really apply to first time moms.

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What I Didn’t Know About – What I’d Need For My New Baby

I am very much a believer in “what I don’t know could fill a book” so I would love to literally fill a book with the things I’ve learned since having Charly… But, since I can barely get to the things on my current “To Do” list, a series of blog posts put together on […]

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Our Birth Story: The C-Section Recovery (Part Two)

So, where were we… arriving back in our room and being set up with press-button morphine. Basically every time you start feeling sore, you press the button. I think there is a 10 minute (or so) window between when it will produce the goods. On top of that, every 4 hours a nurse brings you […]

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Excess Baggage

As you all know I created the most comprehensive hospital bag list known to man for Charly’s arrival. This resulted in my taking a small suitcase, a large togbag & an oversized handbag with me to the hospital. I opened each bag only once to get out what I would need & unsurprisingly that was […]

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Our Birth Story: The C-Section (Part One)

And finally here it is, at least part one is, although I am insanely tired and it has taken weeks to get it all down and so I am sure the quality of the writing may be suffering. The focus of this post is the c-section itself (I’ll be posting the recovery part separately) so […]

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Temperature Terrors & Inoculation Ignorance

Last night I experienced my baby’s first fever; I’m really looking forward to when I experience a positive first. The first smile, the first laugh, the first time she sleeps through the night, even the first tooth though it may require some pain & tears will have a visible rewarding result; all my angel’s firsts […]

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Learnings Lists My Journey Pregnancy

My Bags Are Packed & Ready To Go…

There are literally hundreds of lists available online and in books and magazines telling you what to pack for you and your new baby for your hospital stay. And yet, I found that no 2 lists had the same information, so all of them were missing something! It drove me mad & so I did […]

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Recommended Reading for Pregnancy

Many of you will have been told not to read too much about pregnancy so as not to “scare you” or “put thoughts in your mind” as I prefer to call it. While still others of you will have been told to read everything you can get your hands on to prepare yourself for what […]

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Five Things You Should Never Say To A Pregnant Woman

As promised, a post on things you should never EVER say to a pregnant woman. As you may have gathered, these things have either been said to me or to someone I know in the recent past and with a lot of restraint I have managed to refrain from direct physical attack… thus far. So […]

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Breastfeeding 101 – some fears allayed

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, a few key points stuck with me after antenatal class on Tuesday evening with regards to breastfeeding. I have had more friends who did not manage to breastfeed successfully for a variety of reasons than those that did manage it, and so I have witnessed the heartache and unjustified sense […]

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Absolute Fear

Warning – topic is bleeding in pregnancy which some might consider TMI; but if you are an expectant mommy, or daddy that might need to calm an expectant mommy, it might be worth the read.

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Scans & Struggles

This week has been a rollercoaster. All the fear and nerves built to fever pitch and then we went for our scan.