Countdown to baby

Favourite baby things

We're now counting down to baby's arrival in days, rather than weeks. Single figure days, in fact. It's incredible how quickly due date has approached as we've neared the end. My maternity leave, which began a few days ago, kicked off with a bit of a fright. My consultant and midwife began raising concerns that baby's growth ...

How it feels taking maternity leave

Last week at work we interviewed for the person who will be covering my maternity leave. It's starting to feel very real, now I only have about 5 weeks of work left. The rest of the year stretches ahead of me like a desert, empty of the familiar but sometimes tiresome routine: alarm going off; the drive to work; dealing with tasks and ...

How pregnancy has surprised me

After waiting and hoping for so long to become pregnant, it's surprised me a little bit how casual I feel about it most of the time. We've got about three months to go, and we've now had the serious scans which showed - thankfully - that everything seems to be healthy. (Oh, there is one thing. It looks like ...

Ideas for decorating the nursery

I'm currently entering the 'just how much sh*t is this tiny human going to need?' phase of preparation for parenting. One thing that's not in dispute - even though arguably there are more practical things to be doing, researching and buying - is that I want to get started on the nursery soon. The baby's room will be the smallest of ...

Some big news…

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I have some very big news to share today, and I'm just going to get straight to it. I'm about four months pregnant, we're having a baby in the spring. To say that we're happy - while we are, of course, over the moon - is to simplify the full range of emotions we're feeling. I'm sure every parent-to-be feels ...