No more babies

In Parenting, Personal

Back in February I asked my GP for referral for a sterilisation. I saw the consultant last Monday to confirm that I fully understood what was involved in the process and the fact that it was a permanent, non-reversible contraception etc etc. I was offered… read full entry →

The Royal Baby

In Misc

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are apparently expecting a baby; Kate Middleton has been admitted to hospital with “acute morning sickness”. I wasn’t going to post, ’cause everyone’s talking about it at the minute and I’m not one to jump on moving bandwagon generally,… read full entry →

Baby Oliver’s Birth Story

In Parenting

I guess things started with the twinges in my pelvic region on Tuesday night but as I’d had worse last week I’d thought nothing of it; I had actually become accustomed to the idea of having another late baby and had a long list of… read full entry →

Deja Vu

In Parenting

Message on the answer phone: “Miss Turner, we’ve had the results of your blood test back and your iron is low. Please ring your doctor to collect some iron tablets.” How about no. How about stick it up your arse. I’m not going through the… read full entry →

Awkward

In Parenting

…that moment at work when you sneeze twice in quick succession, and have to stand real still while you mentally assess whether or not you’ve wet yourself.

Weird Dream of School ‘Chums’

In Misc, WTF

And by chums I totally mean the assholes that tormented me for 5 years. I wasn’t a “popular kid” at school (I know you’re not surprised by this). I was different before it was cool to be different. Short boyish haircut, knackered old Doc Martins,… read full entry →

Weird Food Aversions

In Misc

I guess it’s hard to sum up my food aversions with Isabel, as I had problems with all food. This time it’s different though… I’m having some particularly odd cravings and, at the opposite end of the scale, food that turns my stomach just thinking… read full entry →

Beansprout Scan

In Parenting

Finally got ’round to scanning this in: Dates spot on (unsurprisingly; such is the benefit of having a very predictable cycle) — due 02nd June 2012 as mentioned previously. The morning sickness is, thankfully, backing off. As long as I eat every 1.5hrs I don’t… read full entry →

Isabel is Weaning

In Parenting

Except by weaning, I mean weaned. But if I write weaned all official like that in my title it’ll mean it’s true, and I don’t think I can handle that at the moment :( Truth be told she’s not had a feed that involved actual… read full entry →

Beansprout

In Parenting

I, err, wasn’t going to post about this for a while… but given that I’ve gone into hibernation mostly and people are questioning wtf I’m doing with myself these days, I might as well. I’m pregnant (bundle of cells currently cheesily-nicknamed Beansprout, thanks Katy) —… read full entry →

Making Baby v2?

In Parenting, Personal

If you’re following me on twitter or facepoop you’ve probably seen my recent posts about my new nephew, baby Jack. “Unfortunately” this has thrown an already very broody me into the deep end of omg-another-baby thoughts. My original plan was to wait until Isabel hit… read full entry →

Isabel’s Birth Story, Part Two

In Parenting

In my new room on the MLU (see part one) I was hooked up to a cylinder of gas and air (and, incidentally, went through 3 of these before I was finished) because they had no wall supply and ditched the TENS… the batteries had… read full entry →