I know that this has been a pretty crappy year for a lot of people I know, but for us it’s ended up as a big life-changer! Here’s the mighty bump at 35 weeks and six days: Happy New Year, everybody! Thanks for being so excited for us as we start this amazing adventure. 2013… Continue reading Goodbye 2012
I wanted to write a quick update and let you know that we’re still chugging along very well. Of course, I’m more uncomfortable than I had ever imagined was possible, and I’m pretty much immobile, but it’s all good: our c-section has been confirmed for the morning of Wednesday, 16 January. Hooray! I’ll be 38… Continue reading 19 sleeps to go!
Well, this sucks. My sore hands have been playing up again (very sore in the mornings – “roll around sobbing” sore), so I saw a GP this morning to see what could be done. He referred me to a specialist hand physiotherapist, I managed to get an appointment straight away, and long story short: if… Continue reading 33 weeks (and beyond)
Giant panda mothers have it easy, guys. Although they tend to be around five feet tall and weigh anything from 100 kg to 150 kg, their babies are only four to six ounces in size when they’re born – less than one kilogram. I bet that you don’t hear too many pregnant giant pandas complaining… Continue reading Giant pandas
We’ve just had another growth scan, and I’m delighted to report that our babies continue to thrive. Our boy is now 2.285 kg, and our girl is 1.977 kg – both excellent weights for the current age. He’s still breech, and she’s head down. We weren’t able to get any images of their faces today,… Continue reading Still growing nicely
After embroidering, knitting, and crocheting countless presents for my friends’ and sisters’ babies over recent years, I can’t tell you what a joy it is to have cross-stitched this picture for our children: It’s actually an embroidery that I’ve done once before (for my sister Victoria’s younger daughter, Sophia). I saw the kit for sale… Continue reading Noah’s Ark
You may recall from much earlier in the life of this blog that, during our first visit to our obstetricians’ clinic, we had a reasonably unsatisfactory session with one of the clinic’s midwives. I’m pleased to report that our subsequent contact with the clinic’s midwives has been fine. And today we spent an hour with… Continue reading Chatting to our midwife
Oh my God oh my God oh my God. 42 days to go. Oh my GOD. Before we delve into the babies’ development this week (and before I share my most recent ailments and neuroses), I wanted to tell you that I’ve just used what I’m sure is a very scientific ‘predict your baby’s height’… Continue reading 32 weeks
Here’s the bump, as of five minutes ago… Enormous!!
When we adopted Tui the Wonder Dog, nearly six years ago, somebody told me that raising her would be excellent practice for having a baby. Their reasoning was twofold: when you have a dog, you have to take into account the needs of a creature that relies upon you for food, shelter and all other… Continue reading Practising