How I Felt after Giving Birth

It’s been months since I wrote about my first pregnancy, and well over a year since that journey ended, because my story of becoming a mum started. After I’d given birth, the event itself was pretty much all I could think about, and although the passage of time leads to memories finding little storage spots… Continue reading How I Felt after Giving Birth

My First Pregnancy Story

In the year of 2020, all of our contact with family and friends was limited, which meant that physical support for any life experience was sparse. That made it a funny old year to find out that my husband and I were expecting our first baby. I will never forget seeing the word ‘PREGNANT’ staring… Continue reading My First Pregnancy Story

Advice on Keeping Calm during Pregnancy, and Managing Any Maternal Anxiety

There are many methods that you can choose from to aid any pregnancy or maternity based anxiety that you might have, and today I’m going to share the ones that personally worked for me. It’s vitally important that you talk to your GP if your own concerns feel overwhelming at all. Please note that I… Continue reading Advice on Keeping Calm during Pregnancy, and Managing Any Maternal Anxiety

A Positive Pregnancy Affirmation

The experience of finding out you are pregnant is an overwhelming one. Whether or not it’s something you planned for. Whether or not you had an inkling that you might be carrying a baby. The overall journey is different for everyone, and that exact moment of discovery can fall anywhere between exciting and terrifying. I… Continue reading A Positive Pregnancy Affirmation

A Pandemic Pregnancy: My Thoughts on the Maternity Restrictions

It appears that the NHS have revised their restrictions on maternity appointments, labour and birth, which now means that expectant mums in England are allowed to have one person with them at all times, particularly during the birth of their baby and their immediate postnatal period. At 30 weeks pregnant myself, I’m happy about this.… Continue reading A Pandemic Pregnancy: My Thoughts on the Maternity Restrictions

A Golden Wedding Anniversary for a Golden Couple

Fifty years ago today, my Nanna Doris and Grandad Harry got married. They were so excited to celebrate their Golden Anniversary together this year and when we told them it would fall on a Saturday, Nanna was adamant that they would have a party! She gave me and Darren a list of the people she… Continue reading A Golden Wedding Anniversary for a Golden Couple

If Things Were Normal

If things were normal, I would have been in work until at least 12pm today. I’d have probably bought a breakfast bun to keep me going because I was getting into the habit of that on a Friday. Along with Thai Wednesday and Chippy Thursday, our team were doing a great job of maintaining unhealthy… Continue reading If Things Were Normal

Looking For Silver Linings

The last five weeks have been the most difficult of my life so far. I know that I am not alone when I say that. Testing, draining and seemingly impossible does not even begin to cover it. Isolation challenges us in many different ways. For a start, it leads us to be faced with truths… Continue reading Looking For Silver Linings

A Letter to My Nanna

Hiya Nan. I dreamt of you again and woke up at 3.30. I lay there for an hour but thoughts of you lingered. I got up quietly at 4.30 but Darren noticed straight away. He asked where I was going and if I was okay. I told him I needed to write to you. The… Continue reading A Letter to My Nanna