So, I'm 40 weeks +12 days.
What's gone wrong? Why isn't baby here? Did they not get the memo?
Plans have been made round this date! I've wasted a month of maternity leave and i'm going to have no time with the baby
“Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them...”
Little Bo Peep may have lost her sheep but I as sang the words I felt like I’d lost my identity and the familiar life I knew and loved.
It was Monday morning at 12noon. I was sitting, completely makeup less in the local library surrounded by babies, toddlers and their mums.
ou’ve heard the stories before: we all have.
Girl wakes up with unexplained stomach pain, a seemingly ordinary trip to the toilet ends with a baby and a lot of confusion, and voila, an undetected pregnancy. I’ve always been suspicious of these stories. I personally couldn’t get my head around the notion that someone could go 9 months without noticing a person growing within them.
When I became a mother for the first time, I had no idea what to expect.
I had read what to expect when you’re expecting, watched the film what to expect when you’re expecting. Yet still, I had no idea.
Being a mum looks different to everyone.
Being a Mum is wiping snot, kissing boo boos, and cleaning bums
Being a Mum is witnessing a first smile, first steps, first words, first 'I love you'
Being a Mum is holding hands through the cot bars until they fall asleep
Being a Mum is sleepless nights, crying babies, grumpy toddlers and being too tired to function