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When a Child is Born

I am over the moon to announce that on Thursday 20th December 2012 (20.12.2012!) at 08:54am our beautiful little girl entered the world. Let me introduce you to Busby, born a perfect weight of 6lb 14oz.  Busby Busby is now three days old and is growing accustomed to life on planet earth;  ...

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“Anything?”

“No! She’s not here yet!”Image from here “Anything” is possibly the most irritating word in the English language right now. Every time I get a text that just says this or contains only one sentence (i.e. “Any sign?”) I don’t bother replying. It  ...

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Still waiting…

*Taps foot impatiently* No sign of Grape yet; Operation “Born Free” isn’t exactly going to plan. I thought the five hour waddle around Brighton yesterday might have coerced Gravity into giving us a helping hand to bring her into this world. No such luck. I just feel  ...

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Operation “Born Free”

I’ve just got back from my 40 week midwife appointment and am feeling rather frustrated. In the Maternity Note Schedule it said that I would be having sweep today, but alas no sweep happened, nor was my induction booked (I’d been told previously by a different midwife that I could  ...

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D-Day

Copyright of Cathy Thorne We’ve finally reached D-Day; 12.12.12. The day that Grape has been predicted to arrive…and I’m growing impatient! I know the chances of her arriving today are tiny (only about 5% of babies arrive on their due date), but I’m a bit of a time  ...

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Oh Christmas tree…oh Christmas tree!

“Do you think it’s big enough?” It’s all done! After an afternoon of Christmas music, one emergency trip out for more fairy lights, and copious amounts of tea and mince pies, our Christmas tree is up and looks beautiful. Downstairs has (almost) been completely  ...

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Watch out: Babymania is about to sweep the UK!

It’s finally happened; Kate and Wills are having a mini-Royal. Congratulations to them both! As someone whose pregnancy journey is about to end and the wilderness of motherhood approaches, I wish them both the best of luck, and I hope that Kate enjoys her pregnancy as much as she possibly  ...

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What’s in a name?

Only ten days until Grape is due, and with a mixture of Braxton Hicks, lower back pain and cravings for “energy” foods, I think it’s safe to say she’s getting ready to make her break for freedom! With her arrival imminent, the subject of “names” is in  ...

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38 Weeks Later

38 weeks ago Grape wasn’t even a consideration in our minds; I was busy at work in my new role, Nick and I were (rather drunkenly) enjoying a child-free existence in Brighton, and I was about to start a new course of treatment for my endometriosis. Then three pregnancy tests five weeks  ...

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