Well, it’s pretty much impossible for me to sum up accurately the degree to which my life today differs to my life pre-twins! There is so much I’ve wanted to write about here, but – as you can probably imagine – I’m not really blessed with much spare time at the moment. However, I did… Continue reading Birth
I’m delighted to introduce you to Joseph William Summersett and Harriet Frances Kathleen (helpfully colour-coded in this photo): Joe was born at 11.15 am on the 16th of January, weighing 3.06 kg, and Hattie followed him at 11.16 am, weighing 2.69 kg. We think they’re gorgeous – we’re both madly in love! Hattie and Joe… Continue reading Hattie and Joe
This time tomorrow I’ll be a mother of two. Unbelievable. I can’t wait to see our babies for the first time. I can’t wait to see Tristan’s face when he sees our babies for the first time. I can’t wait to kiss and cuddle our babies, and count their toes, and try to decide who… Continue reading Anticipation
Well, any fears that either baby hasn’t grown well recently can be set aside: we had a good scan this morning and discovered that our boy is measuring at just over 3 kgs, and our girl is at 2.9 kgs. Whopper babies! We’re delighted: big babies should not end up having to serve time in… Continue reading Chubby little cherubs
Until a week or two ago I had absolutely no stretch marks. Now, I’m just glad that my bikini-wearing days are already behind me. I suppose it’s inevitable when your torso quadruples in size..!
When we saw our obstetrician on Monday she mentioned that our daughter’s growth rate had slowed down very slightly, and that we should have another growth scan to check up on her next Friday (the 11th). We didn’t worry too much about it because we knew that the sonographer had struggled to get a good… Continue reading Dry run
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