Our little miracle, Mabel, was born exactly on her due date. I’m glad someone’s in control here… and I do appreciate her punctuality, a good quality I hope she will keep 😊. She’s definitely calling the shots here now by taking over our lives and the whole responsibility still scares me and I feel I’m being challenged on a whole new level. Continue reading
“Will you have another one?”
What I wanted to say – “None of your bloody business.”
What I actually said – “I’m still pregnant! Let me push this one out first and see how we get on with it!”
The out of office message is on. Everything I know has been brain dumped to my replacement. I’m on maternity leave and it’s such a surreal feeling! Due date is in three weeks’ time and I hope I’ll get to enjoy quite a few lie-ins and plenty of rest. Continue reading
“I don’t want to spend a lot on maternity clothes”, she said during the 1st and 2nd trimester. How naive… Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago we took our bump on her first plane journey at 25 weeks! I have some apologising to do later as we travelled with Ryanair… Luckily only almost three hours later we landed in Bari, Calabria, and could forget about the cramped conditions. Another two hours later, by car this time, we arrived near Mandatoriccio in Calabria – our weekend respite. Continue reading
This Monday I went to a free two-hour consultation with one of John Lewis’s nursery advisors on Oxford Street. They are trained as sales staff (as they should be) and can recommend a long list of things that you may not actually need in the end but I found it really useful and only took a few things with a pinch of salt. Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to write about this for a long time but since infertility is such a personal topic I’ve kept quiet. However since we made it public a few months ago that we’re expecting I’ve been wanting to write and share my own story/fertility journey as well. So, no, I’m definitely not infertile but after years of trying I did begin to wonder… When on 2016 Christmas Day morning I presented my husband with a positive pregnancy test I was dumbfounded. Not ecstatic as I would have expected but in complete denial, I just couldn’t believe it had actually happened to us!
The cravings have actually been on a relatively normal side for me. Luckily I’ve had no sickness, just mild nausea in the evenings, and a significant drop in appetite overall. I’ve never been a big eater and prefer small meals but now, while being pregnant, I find it really difficult to finish my dinners. My husband finishes them for me and he’s probably growing with me too! 🙁 Continue reading
We let our cat make this announcement on 1st April:
A couple of weeks back we went to Frock Me! vintage fair in Chelsea Town Hall. It’s one of London’s original and most well known vintage fashion fairs with 50+ exhibitors. I’ve been wanting to take a look for years but somehow have never managed to make that short trip till now.