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Leaving a gap between babies – 10 reasons I won’t be having another child for at least 5 years 

My pregnancy this time round has been pretty much identical to my first, but it has been so much harder to get through. What was hard first time round without a toddler to care for has been almost impossible with a child already in tow. I’ve reached the 9 month mark and am due anytime…… Continue reading Leaving a gap between babies – 10 reasons I won’t be having another child for at least 5 years 

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Waking up to find your baby has become a toddler – and trying not to have a breakdown. 

Having your first baby is like being transported to a parallel universe. It’s still you in the mirror, it’s still your thought stream running through your brain, everything is where you left it when you get back home – but everything is different. The feel of the world is different. Something has shifted, something really…… Continue reading Waking up to find your baby has become a toddler – and trying not to have a breakdown. 

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How have I survived two pregnancies without a onesie? 

I don’t know where I have been or what I have been thinking, but eight months in to my second pregnancy I have only just discovered the absolute bliss of the onesie. They’ve been around so long, everyone I know has at least one – even my husband has a grumpy care bear one that…… Continue reading How have I survived two pregnancies without a onesie? 

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Don’t make me go back there! A plea for a homebirth. 

I have my heart set on a home birth for baby number two, I picture myself in my dining room; floating about in my hired birthing pool with scented candles burning, lights low, some wildly inappropriate documentary on the tv (Stacey Dooley – any investigations in to drug gangs coming up by any chance?) and…… Continue reading Don’t make me go back there! A plea for a homebirth.