• labour experience,  pregnancy

    37 weeks + 3 days: Delivery day.

    Oh, boy. Where to start… It was the big day. Of course, I hardly slept the night before! I was so nervous. My brain kept telling me things could go wrong. I just wanted my baby to be OK and for me to not be irreversibly messed up mentally or physically. I was excited to meet my baby. I was stunned that this was really going to finally happen. I was relieved that I’d finally packed our hospital bags after procrastinating like crazy. It was like packing for a holiday that wasn’t going to be much of a holiday! I was just hoping that meeting the Little Miss and holding…

  • pregnancy

    36 weeks + 6 days pregnant.

    This post was written on the 20th January 2018 Today was a big day. Another trip up to the city for appointments at the hospital where my baby will be delivered via scheduled C-section. Early on in the piece, I would joke that I was “too posh to push”, but the truth is, I’m too fucking terrified to after everything I’ve been through! Too posh to push is absolute bullshit! Although, I did get my hair and nails done haha. I had an appointment with the anaesthetist, blood needed to be drawn (so they had a sample there) and I also needed to be hooked up to a CTG to…

  • pregnancy

    36 weeks, 4 days pregnant: when shit got real.

    Today I had an appointment with a new doctor. It’s a long story but my local hospital refused to let me deliver there, mostly because I have had gestational diabetes and the moment they hear the word, ‘insulin’ (apparently no matter how small the dosage), you’re outta there! So, Mr Unprepared and I made the trek to the city to see what was up and to get myself scheduled into a better equipped hospital that specialises in high risk pregnancies/births for a C-section. You might be asking how I could get that far without having a date (or place) locked in for my procedure, but you wouldn’t be the only…