University Year 1 is Over!

At 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant, with an induction on the very near horizon (more about that soon!), I have officially submitted my Open University S112 remote exam paper at 10:43 am today. I am ecstatic to say I have finished my two 60 credit modules (so 120 in total – the same asContinue reading “University Year 1 is Over!”

2nd/3rd Trimester Must-Haves

For myself, the second and third trimesters of pregnancy have rolled into one. Possibly due to the fact that time just flies when you’re preparing for a baby and you know time is limited, but also because of the many appointments I have had on the way, making daily countdowns of ‘weeks to go’ aContinue reading “2nd/3rd Trimester Must-Haves”

My (High Risk) Birth Plan

Some things you may not know about me – I am 35 weeks pregnant (tomorrow) and am considered high risk because I have a heart condition called Focal Ventricular Fibrillation! Today, I am going to share my new, revised birth plan after consulting with my anaesthesiologist, obstetrician and midwife over the best and safest wayContinue reading “My (High Risk) Birth Plan”

The ‘Weight Worry’ Cycle

YouTube is playing Supersize vs. Superskinny in the background, I’m Googling the NHS Weight Loss Plan and looking into hypnotherapy for weight loss. It must be that time again… The Weight Worry Cycle (as I have named it) happens every few months or so for me, during which time I look at pictures of peopleContinue reading “The ‘Weight Worry’ Cycle”

Asking the Universe

I am not thoroughly convinced I should admit to this, but it was a post I was inspired to write due to recent, and not-so-recent events coming closer to what I dream of. So here goes. Once upon a time… when I was in my mid-teens, I stumbled upon the idea of manifesting your intentions.Continue reading “Asking the Universe”

Maternity Benefits for Homemakers

As a newly unemployed mother-to-be, I have taken it upon myself to find out as much as possible what help I can get for myself and my growing family. I had no prospect of finding a job while pregnant, since any job would have a trial period and I would inevitably have to inform themContinue reading “Maternity Benefits for Homemakers”

A Family, It’s Official (Kinda)

If you’re anything like me, having a family was pretty high on my priority list, and part of that was having my name (or my partner’s name) changed so we all had the same surname. I’m a little obsessed with names and surnames, from playing WoW and The Sims for years, searching name databases forContinue reading “A Family, It’s Official (Kinda)”

Free STI/STD Test Kit

As an aspiring embryologist or fertility enthusiast (is that a phrase?) I am always on the lookout for great resources and information I can share on my blog related to sexual health and fertility. This is a personal space, but I’m hoping to also make it helpful to anyone who wants advice, guidance or simplyContinue reading “Free STI/STD Test Kit”