Okay so we’re not off to a good start with such a big contradiction in the title of this post but bear with me and we’ll get to the c-section part eventually. My biggest piece of advice for anyone at any stage of pregnancy or early motherhood is to just relax, go with the flow – don’t stress or over-analyse. Be prepared, sure, but don’t go mad with the books…

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As I’m now 38 weeks into this pregnancy thought I had better get a wiggle on and update you on the last few weeks. I have a sneaky suspicion this may be my last update! yikes. (edit: I was right!)   A few things have changed since my last update. Sadly Matt has missed the deadline to qualify for Shared Parental Leave by 2 days. Part of the criteria to…

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With only a few weeks left until our lives are turned upside down we’re almost ready, in a practical sense anyway. Just have a few more ‘bits’ to buy and a lot of rearranging to do. For anyone who’s interested here’s a visual of all the shite baby gear we’ve accumulated for the lovely new arrival. We also have… too many clothes, nappies, wipes, miscellaneous linen, toiletries, shoes (?!) a…

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As you might know from reading my pregnancy updates I am very lucky in that stretch marks haven’t reared their head. Yet. I have a few little silvery marks you can see under a very bright light but I’m not fussed about that at all! In all honesty I’d like to think I wouldn’t care if they were a lot worse but that’s easy for me to say, right? I’m…

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