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”

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)”

Going Flexitarian from Vegetarian

“I want to change from vegetarian to flexitarian, how do I do this? I want to eat meat again, what should I do? Am I a bad person for quitting being vegetarian? Should I stop being vegetarian? What exactly is a flexitarian? Is it right for me and my family?” Flexitarian, semi-vegetarian or flexible vegetarianContinue reading “Going Flexitarian from Vegetarian”

Pregnant Driving Lessons

Thank the NHS for their diligence, determination and utter selflessness for allowing this all to become possible. Yes, by 12 April 2021 not only can the world of Wales begin to rapidly reopen for tourism, shopping, hairdressing and me finally seeing my parents while pregnant (seriously, they haven’t seen me once while I’ve been pregnant),Continue reading “Pregnant Driving Lessons”

No Gender Reveals Here

Instead of plugging my own content by making an exciting ‘the gender is…’ title, I’ve decided I can’t help being a bit more honest. Yes, we found out the gender of our almost 21 week gestational age baby! But no, we won’t be disclosing that here or anywhere else to anyone (if we can helpContinue reading “No Gender Reveals Here”