The Beginnings Of A Brother

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…

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My Top Five Baby Buys

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…

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Almost Over Before It Had Began

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…

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The Day Our Dreams Came True

When you have been trying to conceive for a long time the two week wait becomes a way of life.  You spend half your month worrying about timings, ovulation, what you could possibly do to help nature take its course and the second half stressing and googling every single possible symptom.  It all consuming, and exhausting. After the first year I stopped crying each month when my period arrived, occasionally I’d lock myself in the bathroom for a few moments to pull myself together before getting on with the rest of the day. There have been so many months when…

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We Are Having A Baby…

When I was pregnant with O I didn’t particularly have a preference as to whether we found out the sex or not, I left it to my husband to decide.  He was adamant he didn’t want to know but as the 20 week scan approached he started to change his mind.  On the day of the scan we had both started to get excited that in a few hours we would know if we were having a boy or a girl.  Unfortunately O didn’t quite want to play ball and was in a really awkward position. The sonographer was reluctant…

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