Will you glam yourself up for the delivery room?

OK, OK, it sounds mad but there are a few things circulating around my mind about labour day that probably isn’t a concern to most but it’s plaguing my mind. I won’t be wearing make up, because let’s face it, I’ll probably get all sweaty and who likes to see drippy foundation and mascara clogging…

Exercises with my birthing ball

The other week Sam got me a birthing ball online after a few recommendations from midwives, nurses and friends. When it arrived and Sam pumped it up we couldn’t help but laugh at how small and diddy it is. I mean, next to my birthday balloon and the pump it looks small, right? With only…

What will be your labour day playlist? 

Whilst putting together and packing my hospital bag a few weeks ago, I wondered what would be good songs to have on a playlist when labour day arrives, that I’ll either love till the end or hate with a passion for the constant reminder of pain I’m about to endure pushing out my little (ha!)…

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…

One more month to go… this is it! 

So the official countdown of 1 month started on Saturday, till the predicted due date of Missy’s expected arrival and nerves are indeed starting to kick in. Whilst family and friends start estimating her arrival – early or late- I’m starting to have every thought played out like an intense soap opera in my head…

Braxton Hicks – the lowdown

In the past week I’ve been getting Braxton Hicks quite badly. It’s the norm at this stage but when I’m not being active enough, I can really feel it and sometimes it hurts like hell. Most of the time I don’t feel them at all but when I do by Jo it can be painful. What…

My Mary Poppins bag of wonders

Being pregnant I’ve honestly never had to need so much stuff in my bag before. My emotions are all over the place so I need to daily decide what crap I need just to go to the shop and more than often I have to bring out my big bag rather than my small over…

Have you chosen your birth partner yet?

It’s a big question and it’s really important. You can laugh and joke about it with your mates all you want but hearing from family and friends who’ve been through labour, they’re right in saying, choosing your birth partner is really important. Your birthing partner provides the support you need during labour and it can…