We don’t want to find out what it is as we want it to be a surprise.

boy girl surprise pic

From jonnygoldstein.com – click over and read his post on the “baby surprise”

This is the phrase you hear bandied about by pregnant people who opt not to find out the gender of their unborn child. I get it, you don’t want to find out. I didn’t want to either. I figured this would be the biggest surprise of my life so might as well wait until the big moment. But our circumstances were different than I’d planned. Daddy bear was living 10 hours away from me and in-utero child so I decided to let him win that round in the hope that it would help him feel more involved in the process. Let’s face it, pregnancy is very much an external process for the guys.  Anyway, it worked for us and I have no regrets and each to their own I say.

But this, this ‘we want to save it for a surprise” reason, is amusing. So I’m going to bang on about it for a bit and have a laugh. Continue reading

My favourite pregnancy picture

36 weeks in a dressing room

This is what dressing rooms are for right?

I stumbled across Shannon’s (from A Game of Diapers) awesome twin belly pic post today and it inspired me to show you mine. This is my absolutely favourite pregnancy photo. I LOVED my tummy. I am 36 weeks here.  My brother used to call me egg on legs and in this pic I can really see why. Can’t wait until the day I get to do this again.

I also did take the exact same photo of my belly each week of my pregnancy (I might have missed one or two weeks here and there but I got most of it). It’s more of a midsection shot each time. It’s great as a series and when I get around to it I might post that one day too.

Now though, I’m going to wake my son. He is sleeping FAR too late which means stiff negotiations at bedtime tonight for sure. It’s been one of those days. Rain, maggots and shit. Seriously. Maybe I should blog about that too.

PS That’s now two posts in one day. WOW and sorry! Multiple posting in one day is a bit naughty but today I’m saying whatevs.

Similar to many but different to most: My Birth Story – Part 1

The day of my induction

The day of my induction

So if you’ve rocked up here thinking that “birth story” is probably a metaphor for something else (like this) then you will be sorely disappointed. Today I am actually going to be telling the story of how I tried to squeeze a little human out of my vajayjay. So if that’s all a bit gross sounding for you then hey, that’s totally cool. You can shuffle along and I won’t be offended and you won’t be grossed out so everyone wins. You can pop back next time when the topic is more intriguing for you and involves less talk about my vajayjay.

Good, glad we got that out of the way.

Now this birth was quite the saga (hence the fact that it’s in 3 parts) so I’m going to attempt (and I’m just saying attempt now peoples, there are no promises) to remain articulate and succinct and not go on tangents or mosey along totally unrelated paths. Kind of how I am now. So, let’s get this party started and get into it.  Continue reading

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Some light humour for the weekend.

I have shamelessly stolen this from the Mums who drink and swear Facebook page (don’t you hate how spell check always wants you to capitlise Facebook? I hate having to make it feel so important! And yes I realise it is a proper noun. So what.). Anyway I felt bad about the stealing so have also linked back to her website. If you click on the pic it will take you there. She is pretty funny.  As the title suggests there is swearing involved so be warned.  Have a great weekend everyone!

What to expect


Pregnancy timelapse video – a little 9 month project

Hey check this video out.  A couple in the US did a timelapse video of their pregnancy to introduce their little girl. It ends in them holding their daughter in their arms. So very very cute!!

I should mention that this wonderful clip was brought to my attention by the good folks at Mama Mia.