I remember it like it was yesterday. There I was, wondering who made the call to decorate the floor of a maternity hospital waiting room with giant blue paw prints when my name was called. Up I jumped. OK, jumped is a bit of a stretch. Up I got slowly and tentatively with my feet firmly planted shoulder width apart in an effort to balance until I was fully upright. And off I went. Into the room where a stranger would shove their hand up my lady parts as physically possible. Continue reading “That Time I Wasn’t in Labour”
Welcome to my very first book review. I’m going to be completely honest, I was never going to say I didn’t like this book. Andrea Mara is a blogger at Office Mum and has now become a fiction writer. I mean that’s goals right there- and I would never stockpile bad karma by writing negatively about someone who’s footsteps I hope to follow. Continue reading “Book Review: The Other Side of the Wall by Andrea Mara”
When my first girl was born I wanted to give her something. A first present from her Mammy, my first present to my daughter- something special. Continue reading “Why I got my Newborn a Harry Potter Book”
Nearly the entire three weeks before my 20 week scan I bled. Not the bright red blood I had been warned about but that didn’t matter. My mentality didn’t discriminate between colours; red, pink, brown it didn’t matter- blood was blood. Continue reading “My Second Pregnancy Part 4: Due Date”
Life isn’t a competition but if it was, my toddler would be winning…
It was a dark and cloudy Wednesday evening. OK, it probably wasn’t that dark, I’m not even all that sure it was a Wednesday, but I’m trying to set the ambiance so bear with me! Continue reading “Tug of War: Mammy-0, Toddler-1”
I had a bleed- a heavy bleed. When I saw the blood I swear my heart stuttered in my chest. I was terrified and not just because of the bleeding; I was cramping, and my back was aching.
I was so afraid I was going to lose my baby. My husband and I went straight to the emergency room. Continue reading “My Second Pregnancy Part 3: There Will Be Blood”
A number of things happened next. I purchased and peed on four more pregnancy tests of varying brands. All positive.
I went to the doctor, got my bloods taken and my HCG level checked. The results were high. I was definitely pregnant but I had to wait another 48 hours to re-check the level and see if it had doubled, which would mean the pregnancy was progressing. It had! That meant the pregnancy was viable. Continue reading “My Second Pregnancy Part 2: Knocked Up”