How The 8th Amendment Affected My Pregnancy

Ahead of the March for Choice next week in Dublin, there was a Repeal Not Replace demonstration in Cork City on Saturday 23rd September. I…

Mental Health, Terminations and Irish Law: When Are We Getting Our Shit Together?

  Another day, another horrific tale in the news. It’s unfortunately part of life in Ireland in 2017. In the last few years, the topics…

Laminating Baby Scans – What You Should Know Beforehand, and Alternative Ways To Display Your …

We all have little memory trinkets that we want to keep. Some people keep baby books, others keep shoeboxes full of memories. In the modern…

A Baby Brother?

The boy will be three in March. He’s long gone from being a baby, and is even losing his toddler ways. More and more, I’m…

The Fight For Bodily Autonomy – Are You Listening?

My heart is sore. I’ve just finished listening to an incredibly brave woman, Siobhan Whelan, talk about her pregnancy in an interview on Prime Time.…

When Okay Isn’t Really All That Okay: Pre-natal Depression

This week’s Mental Health Monday piece is from my archives – not my personal story, but a piece I wrote in conjunction with others for…

Pre-Eclampsia: A No Nonsense Guide

When I was pregnant, I saw a lot of my doctors thanks to my blood pressure and I not getting along. In the later stages…

2 Years On; Hello Newly Pregnant Me

Two years ago, after a rather mixed up bank holiday weekend, I took a pregnancy test, because hey, what else would you be up to…

A New Baby Basket – Perfect Present for your Pregnant Pals!

When I was in hospital just about to give birth to Eliott (a day or two before the induction); my oldest friend Siobhán, who had…

Time for Baby #2

I gave birth in March 2014. My son is 15 months old this week, and the question has been asked, more than once, as to…

My C-Section Story

These days I’m the mother of a rather adventurous, loud, mad-as-a-hatter 14 month old boy who I can’t really get away with calling my baby…

10 Things To Keep In Mind When Picking A Baby Name

So unless you’ve been living under a rock, yesterday the English royal family welcomed a new baby, a little girl, and the media attention stopped…

10 Hospital Bag Essentials for New Mammies

When you’re getting ready to have a new baby, whether your first or your 2nd/3rd/19th, the hospital bag is one of the most important things…

It’s okay to not be okay

I was listening to podcasts on my way into work this morning, and came across a recent interview on the Tubridy show on 2fm which…

4 Things I Miss About Being Pregnant

This is not a broody post. Promise. This is also definitely not an indication that another sprog will be entering the equation any time soon;…

6 Things I wish I’d known before my C-Section

Before my childbirth experience, I had looked into various different options available during labour and felt I’d done my due research, using blogs, articles, personal…

The Parenting Theory Test

I failed my theory test by one question the other day. The fact that it was one question is what annoys me most about it,…

How is it August already? Things I Didn’t Know When I Found Out …

Today is the second day of August, the eighth month of the year. It’s almost a year to the day that I found out I…

Here we Go!

Seems I wasn’t wrong in saying Little Man would soon be on the way; the blood pressure decided enough was enough earlier and so the…

Pincushion

I’ve known for months that I have no veins. I’m the one who jokes about being clinically dead when the medical students can’t find my…

All of the Bed Rest

Pre-eclampsia. Thou art my enemy. My puffy ankles and high blood pressure glare at you from this hospital bed. 

Still trapped.

This is a colour scheme I am getting rather rapidly sick of.

It’s sunny outside

  Sunny outside today, it was mocking me from the window.

Bane of my life

So since my last post I’ve been hospitalised twice, and am writing this from the (dis)comfort of my hospital bed in the only non baby…

Things to Keep Me Sane

So, since the last post I’ve put up, I’ve wound up having a sleepover in hospital (thank you very much blood pressure!) and sampling their…