We went to Giovanni Fletcher’s book signing in Canterbury

If you don’t know much about Giovanna, she grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario (he was on TOWIE), and with family playing such a big part of her life it was only natural that she had always dreamed of having children of her…

Dear childless friends…

This is a shoutout to all the single friends out there, not a particular individual but the masses, I think you should read and understand. It’s not a personal thing, or maybe it is, I don’t know, but I think this should be heard and all in good reason.  They say after pregnancy making friends…

Trying to shift the baby weight

They say you should eat 3 meals a day, eat 5 pieces of fruit and 5 pieces of veg a day, washed down with at least 2 litres of water a day. The thing is, realistically as a new mother that’s pretty far-fetched. When Emily turned 2 months old, my diet had got better, I…

My maternity is drawing to a close

This year is flying. Is it just me or anyone else feel the same? Emily is 5 months, it’s May, MAY, summer is nearly upon us and in just a few weeks, it will be officially a year since I moved from my hometown to Ramsgate. Woo! Time has gone too quick! Waaaay too quick….

The final final few days (basically me ranting) 

They say the final few weeks and days drag and by God do they. When you get pregnant, you itch with excitement waiting to tell your loved ones, then there’s this long-ish dance about that can go quickly or last a while, then towards the final few months go up a few notches in speed…

The head butting begins 

I have 10 days till she shows and boy am I so over the head butting from Missy. She’s super keen on constantly banging her little head down there, so much so it feels like my bladder is about to explode and my nether regions are about to collapse! I can’t tell you how excited…

Blood tests, heart rate checks & Obstetric Cholestasis 

The past week has been a bit of a drag. I’ve been in the hospital twice for blood tests and heart rate checks since that horrible afternoon at the hospital last Friday where I had a shock, a cry and mixed reactions. Thankfully my body has been reacting well to the 9 pills I take…

Benefits you’re entitled to as a pregnant woman

There are 2 main benefits you can receive when you’re pregnant, which is really helpful for all expectant mothers. When pregnant Free prescriptions & NHS dental treatment What is it? You’re entitled to free NHS dental care in the UK while you’re pregnant and for a year after the baby is born. In England, you’re…

The big Mc Scratch 

In the past week I’ve been incredibly itchy. It started off with the bottom of my feet and then my hands. I would itch, scratch and what felt like relief as I ripped my skin to pieces trying to get rid of the itch. It started after coming out of the shower. But now, it’s…

Keeping busy in my final few weeks of ‘freedom’

Whilst most mums-to-be are running around like headless chickens or casually putting their feet up waiting for the days to turn to minutes when their contractions start, my month countdown begins and continues with a nasty cold that just won’t buzz off. As sleep has ceased to exist for the past few months with her…