Pregnancy crib-notes: some things I wish I’d known about two

'How are you doing with those two boys?' people ask. The answer is: 'Today I am awake. So today is good'. Do you remember those guest posts I published back at the beginning of July, with people giving advice about moving from one to two children? I loved them. I still read them now, since … Continue reading Pregnancy crib-notes: some things I wish I’d known about two

Pregnancy crib-notes: what you’ll actually need in your hospital bag, and why

ATTENTION: this post is pregnancy-specific. In the sort of way that you probably won't want to read it if you've never thought much about the details of getting a baby out (let's face it: who would want to if they didn't have to?). Shall we talk about Beckett tomorrow? Ok, promise.  Yesterday Sarah and I … Continue reading Pregnancy crib-notes: what you’ll actually need in your hospital bag, and why

Things to do at thirty weeks: an alternative list for the anti-nester

I've been a bit list-tastic lately, no? Forgive me: I'm tired enough that long sentences hurt my frontal lobe. This morning I got my Congratulations, Thirty-Weeker email from Babycentre.co.uk. It included a list of feel-good things to do in the last sprint towards Labour Day. Very nice, I thought. But it was all a bit … Continue reading Things to do at thirty weeks: an alternative list for the anti-nester

Five maternity styles I’ve learned to love…and five I love to hate

A confession for you, dear reader: I hate dressing when pregnant. I wish I were one of those wonderful 'embrace the bump' women, who style themselves well and look fabulous all the way through. You know. The women who glow, with the hair and the heels. When I'm pregnant, I'm hot and chafey and keep … Continue reading Five maternity styles I’ve learned to love…and five I love to hate