Category body changes

6 weeks

    At 6 weeks, Pip has moved out of her basket into her big girl cot. We had to rearrange our bedroom to get the cot in as she is still too little to sleep in her own room, plus I don’t fancy the walk down the hallway every time she screams for food […]

Maternity photos

I was really keen to have some photographs taken whilst I was fairly heavily pregnant, to record and to celebrate how I looked with my first baby. Even if I have future babies, although those pregnancies will be special in their own ways, this pregnancy was much longed for, and much enjoyed, and will always […]


Every night for the past few nights I have been woken up with practice contractions, coming regularly every 8-10 minutes for about 3 -4 hours, from 3am – 6/7am. Every night I have got out of bed, been to the loo, had a drink, adjusted position frequently and turned on my electric blanket. Every night […]

What to wear, end of third trimester

I have to admit, one of the main things I am bored with by pregnancy is what to wear. All pregnancy, I have attempted to buy as little maternity wear as possible, which I have written about at length before. But now, I find myself wearing the same outfits over and over again, and I […]

38+1 (or, waiting)

About 10.30pm on Tuesday night, I started getting mild contractions and feeling very heavy, with period pains and just deeply uncomfortable. I put my electric blanket on and tried to rest or sleep. I barely slept from then until about 4am, with the ‘contractions’ coming regularly every 10-15 minutes. Marto and I were unsure what […]

What a difference a year makes

(left to right – April 2011, November 2011, December 2011, January 2012, February 2012, March 2012)   Cardigan & trousers – Gap Denim shirt – Sandro Leggings – Isabella Oliver   —   This time last year, Marto and I headed to Paris for a wonderful 10 days over Easter. This year, well, this year, […]


I went to register at the GP yesterday. I could only do this once we had a council tax statement proving that we lived at a suitable address. As part of this process I had to weigh myself. I have now put on 11kg; something I find simultaneously surprising and unsurprising. Surprising because I’ve never […]