On Sunday I went to the Croydon Mamas & Papas store with my husband and my mother-in-law for their Parents-to-Be event. I’d seen it advertised on Facebook and my interest was piqued enough to sign up and go along. I’d heard that the goody bags in particular were worth the trip, so I was excited! Continue reading “Mamas and Papas Parents-to-Be Event”
My experience of pregnancy so far has been very up and down. There are lots of highs and things to be excited for. But there’s also plenty so far that’s had me feeling quite low. The main thing I’m struggling with, and have been struggling with since I found out I was pregnant is feeling useless. I’m a reasonably independent person, and I’ve always liked being able to just get on with things. Pregnancy has taken some of that away from me, and at times it’s quite hard to deal with.
Following on from my last post, we went to our nearest BabyBond scan service inside our local Mothercare store and finally got our answer! Our little baby is a boy! I’ve felt from the day I found out I was pregnant that I was carrying a boy; I don’t know how or why, but the feeling was so strong I’ve found it impossible not to refer to baby as “he” throughout pregnancy so far. So many people have told me over the past few months that I absolutely must be having a girl because of my morning sickness being so bad; it feels nice to be able to turn around and say “I knew I was right!”.
Continue reading “It’s a Boy! Our BabyBond Experience”
I’m under the care of the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford for my pregnancy, birth, and beyond. So far I’ve had great service and treatment from the staff, it’s been easy to make appointments at convenient times and I’ve felt generally well looked-after. Until today, when I left the hospital in frustrated tears after the midwife flatly refused to tell us the gender of our baby at our 20 week scan; information that I firmly believe is the right of the parent to know if they wish to know. Continue reading “Hospital Refused to tell us the Gender?!”
For a few weeks now I’ve been on edge, waiting to feel baby’s movements. But I don’t really know what I’m expecting to feel. When you look on certain forums or speak to mums its all very…vague. They talk about flutters and bubbles and popcorn feelings. None of those descriptors in my opinion are really enough to distinguish a baby moving from general digestive rumbles! A few times I’ve suddenly become excited at feeling something that might, maybe be a movement, and then swiftly feel a bit stupid and disappointed when I realise it was actually just gas.
Babies need stuff. And new parents need stuff in order to survive becoming new parents. There are lots of guides out there that tell you exactly what you do and don’t need, but not what to do with that information once you have it. Personally, I use my Amazon Baby Wishlist to keep track of everything I need to get before baby arrives. Plus, there’s the bonus that other people can easily find your wish list if you want them to and use it to buy you the perfect gift that you actually need; rather than a sixteenth comforter or teddy. So in this post, I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about building your Amazon Baby Wishlist and using it to its full potential!
To the untrained eye (such as mine) most newborn babies look the same. Small, squished little potato-people that seem like they could do with a few more months of growing into their skin before they’re ready to enjoy life on the outside. The most distinguishing thing that I can usually find to comment on tends to be whether or not they have hair; and if so how much and what colour it is. And yet these oddly similar beings all seem to grow into remarkably different individuals with clear defining features. So I can only wonder: what will my baby look like?