Introducing… and our birth story

So happy to welcome our baby daughter Willa Blue Atkinson on Wednesday 21st September at 4.09 am weighing 8lb 12oz. After a sweep appointment on Tuesday lunchtime, and a bishops score of 5 which wasn’t exactly that hopeful, by 10pm that evening I suddenly started to feel some sporadic contractions when I went upstairs to… Continue reading Introducing… and our birth story

41 weeks plus…

Since Sunday I’ve been taking a break from social media as my pregnancy stretches into its final days. Instagram has been a constant companion since my second son Barney was born, and I adore the community of friends I have there, but among those friends were a lot of pregnant mummas who were due around… Continue reading 41 weeks plus…

Final Days…

Today I reached 40 weeks plus.. Deep down I hoped for a due date baby, if not before, and I found reaching that date quite emotional for reasons I couldn’t understand.  Since then I do understand, it’s the pressure of people knowing and the constant caring but also the level of remarks and suggestions, and… Continue reading Final Days…

22 weeks

It’s been an uneventful 1 1/2 weeks since our scan, but my bank account has already taken a battering buying a few little lady treats!  We are still excited about expecting a little girl for a change, and our chats are all about how a little lady will change our family dynamic, and we’ll no… Continue reading 22 weeks

It’s a……

We’ve been, we’ve seen,  First and foremost we have a lazy but very healthy 20 week old fetus residing in my belly.  Our sonographer was wonderful, very informative and kind, my nerves and jitters were immediately calmed! We got to see all the details of our new baby, and it was great to hear that… Continue reading It’s a……

The best nights sleep, and heroine of all pillows 

I’m in love. With a pillow. Last night I had the best sleep in weeks thanks to my new BBhugme maternity pillow.  I’d hung onto my horrible old Dream Genii maternity pillow for the past few years, and by this third pregnancy it wasn’t feeling great. I also felt constantly trapped and ended up getting… Continue reading The best nights sleep, and heroine of all pillows 

Scan count down 19/20 weeks in

I’m on countdown, T minus 7 days until our anomaly scan.  I’m excited, nervous, trepidatios and full of confusion over all my bubbling feelings about this no3 malarkey this week.     So far, bump has been most well behaved (now I’ve forgiven it for putting me through chronic nausea), and it’s movements don’t seem as… Continue reading Scan count down 19/20 weeks in