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My birth story

Mum Life Parenting Pregnancy

I wanted to write this for a while, but it wasn’t something I could write immediately, and it wasn’t something I was sure about sharing, but here goes. I apologise, it’s a bit of a long .

Things I’ve learnt…


Today, I’m 36 weeks pregnant, and I should have around four weeks to go. Why no-one properly explains that technically pregnancy lasts 10 months is beyond me. Pregnancy has definitely .

Baby shower


This weekend was my baby shower. I know it’s quite an American thing to do, but I wanted to do something that meant I could get all my friends and family together before the baby .

Maternity lookbook

Lifestyle Pregnancy

Dressing for pregnancy is a funny thing. On one hand, I was excited that I got to buy a whole new wardrobe, on the other I was a bit distressed that I would a) therefore have to spend .

Keep it positive

Lifestyle Mental Health Pregnancy

I promise this is a happy post, not a big moan, so just bear with me! I had one of those days this weekend where I felt like everything was just too much. Every part of me was hurting; .

The home stretch

Mental Health Pregnancy

It’s finally here, the third trimester, the “home stretch” as all my pregnancy books call it. There’s just over 10 weeks to go until Cabbage is here, and it’s all getting extremely .

A very pregnant summer


So…being pregnant in hot weather is fun. Really…really…fun. Who doesn’t love swollen ankles, hot flushes and watching other people enjoy a cold glass of wine on a .

Babymoon lookbook

Lifestyle Pregnancy

Finding maternity clothes that I feel good in is something I’ve found quite difficult throughout my pregnancy. I’ve found that bodycon clothes are infinitely better than .

Babymoon in Portugal

Lifestyle Pregnancy Travel

Since I found out we were having a little one, going on a babymoon was something I really wanted to do. I thought it would be really good for Sam and I to go away for a few days, just .



For me, every day/week/month of pregnancy seems like an exciting milestone, but there are some very clear points throughout the pregnancy that Sam & I had been counting down to. The .

Halfway through…


That’s a scary thought isn’t it? 20 weeks through my pregnancy. Depending on what app or website I visit, my baby is currently the size of a small cantaloupe, a mango or a banana. I’m .

Anxiety and pregnancy

Mental Health Pregnancy

Have you ever been swimming or paddling in the sea, just getting on with things, when out of nowhere, a huge wave comes up, knocking you over or pushing you under the water? A wave .