I clearly was never meant to have the calm, natural water birth I had planned both times. The birth of both my babies went royally tits up and both ended up in SCBU. Both had the cord around their neck.  How’s your luck? Big L was slightly less dramatic (although it didn’t seem so at the time). His was a natural birth with gas and air. I’ll try to keep this brief, try to bear with me.   Big L  was almost 2 weeks overdue and I was supposed to be induced but I hadn’t felt him for a while so I went into hospital.Read More →

No.  Really.  What the hell is that all about? I can honestly say it scares the bejesus out of me. My Facebook feed is full of the creepy little bastard today.  I’m not knocking the efforts of my friends, that’s some really imaginative shit going down right there but, for someone who was still making packed lunches and putting the bins out at 9.30 last night (in my strappy nightie and Birkenstocks, I thank you!) thinking of fun things for the elf to do on a nightly basis is not in my remit. Hats off to those that can be arsed. I know some peopleRead More →