On Thursday 26 February 2015 I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Aria Sylvie, she was five days overdue and a tiny 5lbs 11.5oz. I had imagined several different scenarios of what may happen when I went into labour, an unplanned homebirth wasn’t one of those. I went for a sweep on the Wednesday afternoon and was told that I was only 1cm dilated and my cervix wasn’t very favourable.…

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Originally published on 4 February 2015. My sister kindly organised a baby shower for me, it was supposed to be a surprise but it didn’t stay that much of a surprise, saying that all I knew was the time, date and location. The guests and goings on were a mystery. My sister went down the afternoon tea route for the theme, knowing that I love afternoon tea and all things…

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Today I am 33 weeks + 2 days pregnant and have 47 days to go. Both myself and baby really appreciated the Christmas break, I had the most ridiculous lie-ins ever (I’m talking 11:30 – 12!) and didn’t feel guilty about it at all because I’m pregnant and deserve the rest! I also wasn’t sick once during the break, but was sick on my first (and only day during week 32)…

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