Author Archives: Hannah

3 months on

I can’t believe how quickly the last 3 months have gone. Oscar is a great big boy now – he now weighs over 14lbs and he can hold his head up really well. He rolled over properly (all the way from his front onto his back) at 10 weeks and it feels like he is… Read More »

Another weekend at the hospital

I am sitting at home today feeling rather cross and am still pregnant! After spending 5 hours at the Day Assessment Unit (DAU) on Friday, (for what was supposed to be a routine check-up after my hind-waters broke and I had some bleeding last weekend – I’d spent 3 days in hospital and was told… Read More »

Stupid Kidneys

Well, I have another kidney infection! Just 2 weeks after having the last one and I’m back on the antibiotics. Hope they’re not doing anything horrible to the baby because I’ve had a LOT of antibiotics during this pregnancy. Unfortunately, the infection is with Group B Strep which is a really nasty bacteria. If the… Read More »


Hooray to have escaped the hospital. Since Joe’s last post I had to stay in for an x-ray which they made me wait from 8.30am until 5pm to have. I was sitting in a chair waiting for a porter for all that time! Worse still, they claimed they’d lost my menu card (even though it… Read More »

Nappies and stuff

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about what sort of parents we want to be to our little boy. The first thing I know is that I want to use real nappies rather than disposables. My reasons for this are as follows: * Usual environmental argument – they take 500 years to biodegrade; every disposable… Read More »

18 weeks (already)

Well, we’ve been pretty rubbish about keeping this blog updated. Quite a lot has happened in the last 6 weeks: I’ve got antenatal depression (whoop). It’s fairly common and I was more likely to get it because I’ve suffered with depression in the past. It is rather annoying though – as if things weren’t hard… Read More »

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

FYI hyperemesis is no fun! It is basically an extreme form of morning sickness affecting (depending on what you read) about 3/1000 pregnant women. Last week I had to go to hospital because I couldn’t even keep a glass of water down and had lost 6lbs in 5 days. Thankfully things are a lot better… Read More »

I Hate Bananas

Having tried the suggestion several people made – to eat a banana to calm my morning sickness, I can tell you it really doesn’t work. After seeing it on the way back up all over me, the kitchen floor and in the washing up bowl (which was full of water- yuck!), I can safely say… Read More »

First Midwife Appointment

We met Dawn the midwife today. She is very nice and just how a midwife should be (plump and smiley). It is a pity that she won’t be my midwife for much longer – I’ll have to change all my healthcare provision when we move. She says that I’m 8 weeks pregnant and the baby… Read More »

Big Belly

I can’t believe it – I’m sure my belly is looking bigger already – but I think most of it is caused by bowel distension and water retention. I was rather taken aback today when the mother-in-law of the people buying our house asked “when are you due?”. I really thought it wasn’t noticeable! Slight… Read More »