Gestational Diabetes - High Blood Sugar in Pregnancy

The Glucose Test & Gestational Diabetes

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The TWW - Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Early Pregnancy Symptoms – My TWW

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Baby Alexander - 12 Week Scan

Our 12 Week Scan

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1st Midwife Appointment: Pregnancy Notes and Bounty Pack

My 1st Midwife Appointment

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Pregnancy

The Glucose Test & Gestational Diabetes

8th July 2018
Gestational Diabetes - High Blood Sugar in Pregnancy

A couple weeks after my first midwife appointment I was booked in for a glucose test and 2nd appointment with my midwife due to having a higher BMI. The glucose test is performed in pregnancy when your BMI is higher than 30 or later on in pregnancy if gestational diabetes is suspected. Gestational diabetes is […]

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Pregnancy

Early Pregnancy Symptoms – My TWW

4th July 2018
The TWW - Early Pregnancy Symptoms

As soon as you start trying for a baby, generally the obsessive symptom checking starts. We were being very casual about the whole thing, saying to myself, we are just “practising”, getting in the groove over the next few months.  Using the time to track my ovulation and cycle more closely so we can then […]

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Pregnancy

Our 12 Week Scan

1st July 2018
Baby Alexander - 12 Week Scan

The 12 week scan brings with it mixed emotions, well it did for me at least. I had so much anxiety leading up to this point about so many things, that this scan would either help to relieve or make them worse. Plus, I was excited to see my (hopefully healthy) baby. My thoughts were […]

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Pregnancy

My 1st Midwife Appointment

30th June 2018
1st Midwife Appointment: Pregnancy Notes and Bounty Pack

After discovering we were expecting our first baby, I called my GP the next week to book my 1st midwife appointment. I was informed that my first appointment, also known as the booking appointment because they book your birth, would be at the 8 week stage with my midwife. It usually takes place between 8 […]

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Lifestyle

Simplicity V Material

26th February 2018

As I sit here watching Fear The Walking Dead and indulging my love of zombies, my mind wonders what it would be like to live in a time like that. I sometimes find myself hankering after it.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to experience a world where flesh eating monsters run loose, dining […]

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Lifestyle

Welcome 2018!

18th January 2018

Well, we are already 2 weeks in to 2018.  Happy New Year! I am a little behind with my New Year post, but I guess better late than never. The arrival of 2018 for me ends what has been a complicated and tough year.  2017 had some highs and some pretty low lows, but I […]

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Marriage | Relationships

The One Where We Met and Fell in Love

15th August 2017

We first met in April 2007, a year after I  graduated from Uni.  I was working part-time in a little country pub called The Gribble Inn at Oving where Phil and his farmer buddies frequently met for a drink.  It wasn’t loved at first sight, well at least not for me anyway!  Phil was not […]

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Pre-Pregnancy

Pre-Pregancy Health

13th August 2017

Now that I am looking to our future of having a family, I have been concentrating more and more on my health and looking at eliminating and improving issues that may hinder or delay our chance of conceiving. I have struggled with my weight since around 2006, when I left uni, suddenly I had a […]

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Pre-Pregnancy

Pre-Pregancy & Mum Mindset

As I edge ever closer to when we start trying for a baby I started thinking more about mindset and being mentally prepared for trying to conceive, pregnancy and motherhood. Having a baby is a pretty big event in someone’s life. After all, it is a huge responsibility and commitment. A child changes your life, […]

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