So there was a slight change of plan from my last update. Originally I was going to be finishing work on 27th July, taking 2 weeks as holiday and then starting my maternity leave. Then I woke up last Sunday and my back was killing. As in Ben had to help me stand up, I could barely walk … Continue reading 34 weeks…All Change
My inbox at the moment is full of emails from Aptamil, C&G, Mothercare, Emma’s Diary, Boots…you get the idea. And they’re ALL pushing different lots of advice, with one recurring theme. Breastfeeding. Everyone knows the old “breast is best” and everyone knows there’s already an insane amount of pressure on new mums (thanks mumsnet) so … Continue reading All the advice….
How often do you make yourself a priority? How often do you actually step back and take a minute to yourself and just chill? I’m one of those people that has all the good intentions of having an evening to myself, having a bath with a nice candle and a good book, but it so … Continue reading Self Care
Ooh it's been a fun one! So at my last midwife appointment I had my routine bloods taken and was told if you hear nothing it's all good, go for the no news is good news approach. I didn't hear anything so happy days. Yet at this weeks appointment my midwife was looking through my … Continue reading Another week, another appointment
How is there only ten weeks (in theory) left?! Also these next few weeks need to hurry up! This week I've been adorable. I'll put my hands up and say I've been irritable AF and I'm sure Ben will agree with me....someone at work earlier said they'd got me a glass of water in the … Continue reading Pregnancy Week 30
I'll always be proud of the fact that Ben and I paid for our wedding ourselves without using credit cards or overdrafts. Our logic was if we pay for it, it's our decisions. There's always that risk with weddings that if someone else offers to pay, they then get to say who's invited or what … Continue reading How to plan a wedding without getting into debt
One of the hardest things for me during this pregnancy is accepting that I actually have no control over how my body is responding. I've tried to be all "I am woman, hear me roar" but I've gained stretch marks, I've gained weight where I didn't "want to", I've had the worst back pain and … Continue reading Accepting “Pregnant Sophie”