Some days I really struggle to write posts, particularly when they are personal and open up feelings that are difficult to express like I did in my post of Friday night. But the response has been amazing and reminds me why I am doing this – thank you all so much for your warmth, love, […]
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.
I wanted Pregnant in Cape Town to be all things to all pregnant women in Cape Town. A place to share in pregnancy experiences, to participate in a growing community and to be able to find everything they need locally during their pregnancy. Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out that way. As an overachiever, I overreached. […]
Everyone who knows me knows that I was THE smoker of all smokers and up to the day that I found out I was pregnant, I would stand downwind just to get a breath of second-hand smoke and I hugged you extra hard if you still had the smell of smoke on your clothes; that […]
The hormones were winning last week; I was down and terrified and seemingly unable to shake it off. I was confronted with an overwhelming “What have I done???!!!” feeling coupled with “I am going to be the worst parent ever”.
It is hard to put into words how I am feeling this week. My hormones are all over the place, with my emotions following close behind. I am feeling just wrong, breathless and dizzy, a feeling of vertigo comes and goes. I have somewhat less than no patience with anyone or anything and I spend […]
Another week between posts and I am feeling terribly guilty about it; but it has been a busy and productive week and I am feeling good! I am finally germ free – YAY! I was incredibly well behaved the rest of last week, stayed in bed, rested and drank loads of water, made very few […]
I am finally beginning to feel better! How exciting is that? My head is full of cobwebs and clear lines of thought elude me, and I am still coughing, but only at night now. I am lucky enough to work from home and make my own hours, so I just sleep later in the morning […]
I know it has been too long between posts and this one will probably be largely unsatisfying too. I am still sick. I went to the doctor as mentioned last week and was greatly relieved that although my glands were swollen, there was no fever and so no need for antibiotics at that point. I […]
I woke up with swollen glands, a sore throat and a snotty nose this morning, right after recovering quickly and rather painlessly from a head cold last week – that’s what you get for feeling smug apparently. I am feeling awful and beyond sorry for myself.
It seems creativity is my newest pregnancy symptom – a vast improvement on all the others to this point!
I have briefly mentioned in previous posts that I am carrying “big”. I am rather more like a 6 month pregnant fairy than the reality of 3 and a half months. The tears every time I read online how readers should not feel badly for not showing yet and how normal it is (every single […]
I am definitely feeling better than I have been, but the energy everyone has promised has not materialised as yet – hello, body – week 14!! *Sigh*
Pregnancy has highlighted the fact that I hide when I am scared, I have done since I was young. My method of choice is to become completely engrossed in books or series or general busy-work, but essentially I put off facing whatever it is until I can’t anymore. I have always said this is how […]
Since I was very little I have suffered from spontaneously dislocating kneecaps. Essentially if I put my foot down the wrong way or slip, my kneecap slips to the side of my leg and then pops back in causing enough pain that, as I have gotten older and my joints less flexible, I pass out, […]