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”

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”

Finding Free Baby Items

As a first time Mum-to-be, I had absolutely no baby items of my own to reuse for this pregnancy and birth. Having family who have had children lately, letting wonderful friends who get excited for you go mad, and utilising Facebook Marketplace with zest and vigour has landed us at 15 weeks with mountains ofContinue reading “Finding Free Baby Items”

5 Early Pregnancy Symptoms

For any TTC (trying to conceive) woman, man or couple there’s so much Googling you can’t help but do. ‘Weird pregnancy symptoms’, ‘Is ____ a pregnancy symptom?’, and ‘definite list of pregnancy symptoms’ dominated my history. But what I really wanted was to hear the evidence from the Mums themselves. Even if it was wishfulContinue reading “5 Early Pregnancy Symptoms”

I’m Pregnant

Do you want to know what happened? Knowing that you don’t usually get pregnant ‘just like that’, knowing that this journey may take longer as my partner and I don’t know how fertile we were, our ages might play a factor, and especially my health? When I left behind contraception in September, hoping for someContinue reading “I’m Pregnant”

A Confession

There’s a confession I have to make! Since that September 1st 2020 date, binning (metaphorically, I still have them in the cupboard) my Desogestrel, or PoP mini-pill, we’ve been “not not trying” for pregnancy. In the instagram/blogging world this is called TTC, or Trying to Conceive. There’s a ton of abbreviations used on internet forums,Continue reading “A Confession”

A Major Countdown

It may not seem like much of a milestone, but J has finally given me the go ahead I wanted all along; I’m coming off of my Desogestrel pill! Don’t panic! We aren’t TTC, yet, but it’s still a cause to celebrate. So, Desogestrel is my mini-pill contraception, also known as Progesterone-only pill (POP). SinceContinue reading “A Major Countdown”