• Birth story – Stuntboy gets revved up…

    This is Stuntboy’s birth story. He is the youngest son of Helen Neale, who blogs over at Mummys Little Stars as part of her Reward Charts business, KiddyCharts. He is now five, and though rather lovely, doesn’t half wear her out. Helen also has a personal blog at Stickers, Stars and Smiles. She can be found far too much faffing about on social media when she should be washing up, cooking, cleaning, or indeed, working; by writing and selling stuff. It all began with a smack on the arse from rather a fresh-faced young lad… Most people wouldn’t have got in a car for a 45 minute drive to see…

  • Jayne’s Birth Story

    Jayne has been blogging at Mum’s the Word for over two years and started Maternity Matters with Susanne after deciding that she wanted to use her birth experience to help other families who’ve suffered a birth trauma. This is the story of the birth of her daughter, known on her blog as Sausage.  I’ll start with my pregnancy. I found out that I was pregnant on the night before Christmas Eve, 2007. I’d been ill for a couple of weeks, randomly puking, and I thought I’d picked up a bug. But it got worse and worse until I started puking up blood and Husband decided that enough was enough. We…

  • Birth story from Scatty Mummy

    This week birth story comes from Scatty Mummy that blogs over at Life,love and diving with boys. As you know I’m due/was on 2nd of December so she was kind to write her birth story for my blog. (This is a scheduled post). With no further add from me I give you Scatty Mummy’s birth story: Mum of two boys under four and married to Scatty Dad. I’ve quite aptly named myself Scatty Mum of Boys and I blog over at Life, Love and Living with Boys. I write about life with my two cheeky monkeys and as I am a Peer Supporter, I also like to write about breastfeeding…

  • Baby A on the way part 2

    Hubby tried to write this as my right hand has a needle for water in it. However he couldn’t as he need it to take care of me. Anyway here is how things progressed from the 30th: – 11pm – 3 am – I was on the Carmen suite trying to rest and sleep. The contractions were mild but they kept me awake most night. The trips to the toilet helped too. – 3 am – 4 am – hooked on the CTG again as the contractions were coming more often and the MW wanted to know if I’m in labour or not. Not the case. – 4 am –…

  • Baby A On The Way? – part 1

    Things started to happen on the 29th of November when my friend Suzie and her daughter were visiting us. At around 3pm on the afternoon I felt that my BH were a lot stronger and felt quite tired. After they left I allowed myself to have a nice and hot bath. When hubby arrived from work I was just collapsed on the couch withy little one…Sitting on the ball that night felt the right thing to do…I was not in real pain but the tightening was quite powerful. At 4 am on the 30th I woke up from my sleep unable to lay down on the bed anymore. I spent…

  • Pregnancy diary 38 weeks

    For about a week and a half now the Braxton Hicks I am experiencing got stronger and stronger. My baby moves lots as well although the space is not as big. It feels really crowded actually and the pressure baby puts on my bladder and my pelvic area is enormous, and it hurts! My nights been really bad as well. I am barely sleeping because I of the BH and because the trips to the bathroom are so blood often. Anyway this afternoon the pains started to be stronger and at 5 pm when I went to see my GP she told me that baby is almost fully engaged hence…

  • Pregnant memories

    Saturday is caption day! Today i would like to share with you a picture with me pregnant! I was so big! Three years ago exactly on this day i was in hospital strapped to a bed as i was in labour. Here is a picture of me – 17.03.2009: (please excuse the hairy belly) Now i know that this picture is probably not very funny but…if you have a funny caption would love to read one! My memories on this days are not so funny as i was in bad pain!