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What I’ve Been Reading – August 2019

Still reading, still rounding up – albeit slightly after the fact.
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Three Weeks In

Here is a note of five things I had learned by the time my child was three weeks old. Continue reading “Three Weeks In”

Reasons I Am Crying – A Pregnancy Story

Hormones make you pretty crazy when you’re a big fat preggo. In the summer, with a couple of months left to go, I started keeping a list of reasons why I was crying. Some were more legit than others. Here is a list incorporating many of them. Does it count as a list poem? I don’t know.  Continue reading “Reasons I Am Crying – A Pregnancy Story”

Week 32 – Possible Baby Names

Whilst on holiday in the northwest of Scotland last August we spent some time trying to think of baby names. The list was not a sensible one.  Continue reading “Week 32 – Possible Baby Names”

Early Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes

In March last year, quite early into my first pregnancy, I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I have quite a lot to say about this, because it was the worst thing about being pregnant and I think that’s mainly due to misinformation. Continue reading “Early Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes”

Baby’s First Library Books

My child has been marinaded in books since before birth. We took it in turns to read out loud to my bump almost every night throughout pregnancy, and were gifted many lovely baby books which we’ve been reading every day since the small one was born. Goodnight World and Guess How Much I Love You are the bedtime staples, and he’s lately started picking up stories for us to read during the day – Hairy Maclary, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Peepo, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly and When I Was A Child come out pretty much daily. In fact we had so many that it took me until June to finally sort out a library card…

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