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Follow Friday #44

I've been fortunate to have had the time to take part in six Twitter chats over the last fortnight and come across loads of great blogs which I've favourited for a future post - look out for that coming soon! On a Sunday evening, I try and check into the #lbloggers chat at 7pm, #BlogosphereChat… Continue reading Follow Friday #44

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Baby, Blog, Parenthood, Pregnancy

#MadBlogAwards

Oh em gee you guys, some lovely person has nominated me for Best Pregnancy Blog at the MAD Blog Awards! For those of you not in the know, it's an annual awards ceremony for parent bloggers - and here was me thinking I wasn't really part of the #pbloggers community yet! N'awww! FYI, I'm currently… Continue reading #MadBlogAwards

tommys miscourage
Blog, Parenthood, Pregnancy

#misCOURAGE

Last week, Tommy's asked women to complete a survey regarding miscarriage. Thousands of women took part, myself included, and the results are staggering: 80% said they felt like a failure after miscarriage 70% felt that family and friends didn't know how to support them 35% didn't talk to the baby's father about their experience Over… Continue reading #misCOURAGE

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Follow Friday #29

Just enough time for a little Follow Friday before I head off to Bedfordshire. I procrastinated a wee bit this week, spending last night searching the whole of Argos for suitable toys for Jenson for Christmas and this afternoon making the most of the November sunshine. I really need to take some time to read… Continue reading Follow Friday #29

stretch marks before and after
Blog, Parenthood, Pregnancy

Coming to terms with my post-pregnancy body

The problem with talking about your post-pregnancy body in any kind of negative way is that you're opening yourself up to certain types of comments. When I was pregnant the second time round I told myself that I wouldn't be 'one of those mums' who moans about her stretchmarks and her wobbly belly because these… Continue reading Coming to terms with my post-pregnancy body

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Follow Friday #28

You may have noticed that my Follow Friday posts have a slightly different format now. Whenever other bloggers share posts they love, they throw in a little bit about why they liked it, rather than just sharing the title of the blog post. I've decided to try it out this week as sometimes the titles… Continue reading Follow Friday #28

pregnancy test
Blog, Jenson, Parenthood, Pregnancy

Baby Loss Awareness Week: What it’s like to be pregnant after a miscarriage

I didn't intend to make this week's blog posts all about miscarriage but I was inspired to share my experiences as it's Baby Loss Awareness Week. On Monday I finally posted something I wrote in February 2014 about what happens to your body after you miscarry and reading it again after all that time reminded… Continue reading Baby Loss Awareness Week: What it’s like to be pregnant after a miscarriage

my pregnancy in photos
Blog, Jenson, Parenthood, Pregnancy

My pregnancy in photos

My addiction to taking photos of Jenson means that I often get that annoying 'storage full' message pop up on my phone. I went through my entire camera roll, clearing out images earlier, and couldn't help but smile as I revisited photos from my pregnancy. I thought I'd share my favourites here in one place.… Continue reading My pregnancy in photos

40 weeks pregnant
Blog, Bump Watch, Lifestyle, Parenthood, Pregnancy

Bump Watch: Week 40 – is today the day?

Today's the day! I've carried this little boy around with me every second of every day for the last nine months. He's meant to come out now, right? Right?! Wrong! Well, if he is making an appearance today, it'll have to be in the next three hours, which is incredibly unlikely. Those of you who… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 40 – is today the day?

39 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 39 – pregnancy essentials

So it may be seven days until my due date but who knows when he's going to decide to make an appearance? No, really, who knows because it's killing me! I'd love it if he arrived beforehand, as long as it's on or after Saturday - any earlier than that and Luke will have to… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 39 – pregnancy essentials