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Baby’s first festival


When our NCT teacher asked our group what we were most looking forward to about having a new baby my response was “taking her to her first festival”. I’ve been going to various festivals since I was 13 and I’ve always looked at the babies, toddlers and young children at these events with a certain … Continue reading

Labour stage 1 – a new day dawns


Quick progress update seeing as I’m still at home and dawn made it’s soggy, grey entrance an hour or so ago… maybe more. Mercifully I’m losing some sense of time. This has seemed by far the quickest virtually sleepless night I’ve ever had. Just parted ways with the Lamb Madras I had earlier (and that … Continue reading

Labour – stage 1


Just thought I’d do another quick update. Might as well when you’re awake at 3.30am. I managed to sleep for about an hour and then a contraction woke me up and sent me scuttling for the loo. They might be very spaced out at the moment but the intensity has certainly ramped up. I seem … Continue reading

Labour – The calm before the storm?


Two hours since my last post and things have calmed down a bit. It’s now about ten minutes between contractions and they’re a bit milder. I get the odd whopper but, all in all, things are slowing. The midwife had said this could happen so I’m not unduly surprised. Chuck is watching Manga in bed, … Continue reading

Labour – It might actually be happening!


After having convinced myself, Chuck and his sister that I’ve ┬ájust been experiencing practice contractions since 8pm this evening, I’ve had to concede that actually I’m probably now in proper labour (and yep, still finding it┬ábearable enough to write my blog). I’m getting what feel like really viscous period pains every five to six minutes … Continue reading