Monthly Archives June 2016

Twinnies!

Finding out that I was expecting twins initially was exciting – waiting to see our parent’s reaction, then the following day panic set in and the thoughts of: ·      How are we going to finance this? ·      Can I manage 2 babies? ·      Am I going to be able to return to work? ·      Who’s going to look after them to allow me to work again? ·      Is my body going to cope carrying 2 babies? ·      Are they going to be ok? But once these thoughts and
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The First Tooth Cut is the Hardest

Something that pretty much every expectant parent dreads is teething. Admit it mums and dads, how many times have you been at a loss as to what’s wrong with your little one and asked them in despair – despite them often being too young to answer – “is it your teeth?!”. Yep, teething’s a real pain in the bum, whoops, I mean, gum! Pain in the gum!! I say it’s a pain in the gum, but Mr and Mrs Lighty can’t really speak from experience. Most babies gain their first milk teeth between 5 and 10 months, normally their lower
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Post Natal Depression & Psychosis – A Mothers Story

My first confession is that I have never written a blog before… …so please keep in mind that you are bearing witness to my first attempt. My second confession is that I hated my unborn baby. Well, that is not strictly true; I hated that he was there, not that I knew at the time he was a he. It’s hard to pinpoint when it all started to go wrong: I suffered from rather delayed onset post natal depression after our firstborn arrived and was taking antidepressants to help deal with it. We found out we were expecting again so
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Pregnant in the Circus

Morning sickness sucks. Anyone who has experienced it can attest to that. Whoever thought of the name anyway? It’s a lie, it should be called all day and night and any inconvenient time sickness! Unfortunately for me when I fell pregnant not only was it a whole new experience but I was hanging upside-down for a living. I was at the start of a 10 month contract working as an aerialist on a travelling circus. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my job, but this was about to take morning sickness to a whole new level. Like most women I chose
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