He’s here!

Or: The long and the short of it  The short:   So B is finally here! Born last Sunday eve 19:36. Weight 3.61kg, just under 8lb. Apgar scores 9, 10, 10. He’s perfect.   Birth definitely did not go according to plan but he’s here safe and sound and we are all well! (Although dad…

Feeling strangely fine

Showing my age as a “geriatric mother” with that title, but when I was thinking about how to sum up this blog post, those were the words that sprang to mind.   Today I am 39 weeks pregnant. Which is a sentence I never thought I’d say. We are now out of the waiting game…

A change of [birth] plan…

As we say in the UK, there’s been a slight technical hitch… No sooner had I gotten my head to that zenlike state of pre-birth blissful ignorance calm excitement (based on doing it all naturally, or as far as possible, pending any surprises) but I had a hard knock back down to earth. Long story…

Into the light

Happy 2017! I keep thinking about starting a new blog post but have been in hibernation the past while, unsure of what to say. I think it’s maybe analysis paralysis because there are almost too many things. So – an update as I emerge from my hibernation into the light. (Well, more of a fog…