After not spending a great deal on maternity wear the first time round I’ve been happy to treat myself a little more during my second pregnancy.  However, one item I was very reluctant to buy was a maternity coat.  I didn’t need one when I was expecting O as I was mostly pregnant during the Summer/Autumn months and that year we had a particularly warm October and I was more worried with finding a fan for my classroom than I was finding a winter coat. That’s not to say I haven’t seen some lovely ones, I have, but I couldn’t justify… View Post

Before I became pregnant O had never shown any desire to have a brother or sister.  I have to admit it was something I was very grateful for in those days when it looked like we wouldn’t be able to conceive a second.  It was hard enough dealing with our own disappointment, it would have been heartbreaking to hear O asking why he didn’t have a sibling.  My mother in law did once ask him if he wanted a brother or sister and his response was a very adamant “No”. He was always quite happy being an only child, he loves being… View Post

When I was pregnant with O I worried constantly about making sure we would have everything we needed.  I researched, I spoke to friends, I read all the baby magazines about what would be the best brands to buy, what were essentials and what would we probably be able to get away without. It’s only when you become a mum and you start to get to know your baby that you realise what they need and what you will use.  One of our most useless items was the Tommee Tippee bottle warmer, despite being told my someone it would be… View Post

Throughout my first pregnancy I never had any doubt that it would all end well.  There may have been the tiniest of wobbles on the morning of our 12 week scan but, other than that, I was so confident everything would turn out as it should.  My husband was the worrier and panicked at every stage whilst I was the one to tell him he was being silly. I didn’t realise at the time what a luxury that was.  I think a part of it was first time pregnancy naivety and being a little unaware of just how much could… View Post