Should I have an elective c-section for tokophobia?

So, the consultant obstetrician I met at last week's appointment has told me she's willing to offer me an elective c-section. And I'm thinking of taking it. I realise this will be fairly shocking to quite a few of you. Most women, after all, live in absolute dread of the possibility of having to have a c-section: and I do, too, actually. [ 3,415 more words ]

Maternity Style | LBD, Take 2

This post is a collaboration with Esprit I never thought I'd say it, but I think I'm finally starting to really appreciate the colour black. And, I mean, to be fair, I've always appreciated black ... on other people. In fact, I went through a phase in my early 20s when black was more or less the only colour I wore: I had this idea in my head that it would make me look like some kind of cool French girl or something, but actually, it just made me look like I'd been recently exhumed, and once I'd learned that painful lesson, I tried my best to steer clear. [ 440 more words ]

Maternity Style | The Pink Pleated Skirt

One of my biggest maternity style challenges so far - other than finding clothes that aren't black, obviously - has been putting together outfits that still feel like "me"... so I can't even tell you how happy the arrival of this ASOS maternity skirt made me. (Actually, I can't tell you happy ASOS in general has made me lately. SO happy, in fact, that a couple of weeks ago, I went ahead and renewed my… [ 424 more words ]

I Tried Magnetic False Eyelashes: Here’s What Happened

You know all of those adverts for magnetic eyelashes that keep popping up on your Facebook feed? The ones you look at, and think, "Now, who in their right mind would be stupid enough to try THAT?" Er.... *sheepishly raises hand* In my defence, for almost a year now, my natural lashes have been a MESS. They're thin, sparse and fragile, and absolutely nothing I've tried has helped*, so honestly, I was getting pretty desperate over here. [ 1,529 more word ]

Pregnancy Diary | Week 23

So, I got the cold. I always knew I'd get the cold - or possibly even the flu - at some point during this pregnancy (I mean, the odds of going a full nine months without so much as a sniffle must be pretty low, right?), and I even knew it would probably happen this week, too, on account of how this current variety of lurgy had already gone through most of my family, leaving me and Terry firmly in its sights. [ 1,279 more word ]

Things Other People Love That I Hate*

*OK, so "hate" is probably too strong a word here, but after writing about being tired of always having to caveat my totally non-controversial opinions last week, I realised that I'm not the only one harbouring a set of... let's just call them strong dislikes, shall we? ... that I'm too scared to voice for fear of offending someone. [ 902 more words ]

11 Things I Have to Do Before the Baby Arrives

Guys, I'm feeling overwhelmed. And, I mean, I'm one of those people who pretty much always feels overwhelmed. By everything. But knowing that I'm going to have a whole other tiny person to look after in a few months time has made me feel even more like a fish flailing around out of water than I usually do. I need LISTS, people: and I need them to be here on the internet, so that when I'm sitting refreshing… [ 1,975 more word ]

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Week 19 Pregnancy Diary: the mid-pregnancy anomaly scan


My Pregnancy Diary: Pregnancy Week by Week from 8 weeks on

This post is really just a place to organize all of my pregnancy diary posts in one place, so if you're a regular reader, you've probably already seen them: if not, here you go:

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