Someone at our antenatal class said they’d been experimenting with playing their baby different types of music to see how they reacted. They found there was one song that made the baby react really strongly so we thought we’d have a go at finding that sound for ours. Continue reading “Week 34 – Science”
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”
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…
Summer is here, our garden is a jungle and once again I have read some books. Well la di da. Below is an account of what they were, as well as a roundup of other bits and pieces that occurred in July.
Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – July 2019”
Can you believe this year is half way over already? What’s with this ceaseless forward passage of time eh. Shouldn’t be allowed.
Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – June 2019”
In May I finally gave some middle class white dudes a break. Finally! I am a hero, nobody ever reads books by those guys.
Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – May 2019”
Back in January I predicted I would give up documenting my readerly wheelings and dealings around April but the joke’s on me because I’ve already written most of May, and it’s not even the middle of June yet! In your face, past Ali.
Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – April 2019”
I read quite a lot in March. Here are some thoughts on how that went, but no cat picture because he’s out. April will follow pretty imminently as it was considerably slower going…
Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – March 2019”