Two weeks to go!

In less than 14 days I’m going to be a mother of two. That’s scary. I’ve been wondering whether I’m ready to be a mum again. Things with Abby were just getting to the point where I could start being myself again: wearing prepregnancy clothes; having proper sleep; having time and energy to do things…

Four weeks to go!

Only four weeks to go until Abby’s little brother is due! We’ve decided that we’ll let things progress naturally and if nothing happens by 39 and a half weeks then it’ll most likely be an elective caesarian. Since the beginning of this pregnancy, I can’t help but make comparisons with when I was pregnant with…

It’s a boy!

Yes, there will be a little brother for Abby to play with next year. Hooray – one of each! I had my 20 week scan today (although I’m actually 19 weeks 3 days). Baby was being difficult to scan because he kept moving. He’s quite an active fellow, more so than I remember Abby being…

Preggiversary

It was a whole year ago that I found out I was pregnant. We were on our way to a friend’s birthday drinks at the Southern Cross and Ms Constantine and I dropped by the New World Metro to get a pregnancy test. It was a few days after my period was due, and Ms…

To be or not to be

OK, so I’ve been pregnant once and that doesn’t make me an expert, but here are some things (apart from the usual morning sickness, swelling, pain etc.) that I think anyone thinking of having a baby might want to know: You will be extremely tired. More tired than when you did an all-nighter out partying,…

Baby Update at 39 Weeks

I am now 39 weeks and 6 days – the due date is tomorrow! Having said that, no new developments towards her arrival. I am just big, uncomfortable, aching, tired and swollen. My feet look like trotters. I need to put them up to help with the swelling, but also go for walks to help…

Baby Update at 37 Weeks

Oh little one How you squirm And kick mummy in the ribs You’re better out So I can dress you In little cupcake bibs So when are you Going to come We are all prepared Your daddy is waiting For the day When he can resume drinking beer There’s dinner on Tuesday So how about…

A Week Wiser

What has befounded me this week? In the last A Week Wiser post, I was talking about the baby’s descent being measured in fifths. There seems to be  worldwide confusion among pregnant ladies as to what number gets recorded, me included. I thought 2/5 meant the amount that can still be felt above the pelvis.…

The mummy blogging article

Update: Thanks to Kate for letting me know, the article has just been put on the New Zealand Herald website. The Log On To Motherhood article online doesn’t have all the pictures so I’ve left the thumbnails on this page so you can see what the printed version was like. Original post: Ok, for those…

Baby Update at 36 Weeks

This 36th week has been horrendously uncomfortable. During the day, baby sometimes stretches into certain areas that makes walking almost painful, and sitting down very uncomfortable. My pelvic joints really ache after sitting or lying down too. In bed, I’ve had nights where baby will just not stop moving, and her legs keep stretching up…