I started this post as a second trimester update, only to discover that my brain is fully convinced that last trimester was too long ago and only third trimester issues matter now! This is pretty indicative of my mental capacity at the moment, and I still have 3 weeks of teaching left... (I do feel … Continue reading Into the Third Trimester
It's been a ridiculously long time since we last checked in here, so in lieu of a proper post, just to tide things over in the meantime, check out the growth of this wee bub in my belly! And the last photo isn't even up to date!!! (Weeks 8, 11, 15, 23) (B. would probably … Continue reading Watch the belly grow!
We had the all-important 20 week scan last week, and although we'd already found out the gender at an earlier scan (usually the highlight of the 20 week one) it was super lovely to see our baby again and hear the heartbeat. There was lots of focus on the heart and kidneys, due to family … Continue reading The Half-way Mark
So, more details on our exciting news! It's been such a full few months that it's quite hard to think back and find the things I want to remember and record. Here goes! It was early on a Sunday morning, the last in February, and sleeping in ceased to be an option when we both … Continue reading The First Trimester
At long last we're able to share the most exciting news with you all - we're expecting our first baby (just the one!) at Beltane this year (that's early November). We couldn't be more excited and look forward to sharing more details with you soon. S. & B. (Awesome card sent to us by B.'s … Continue reading Big News!
I've been wanting to do a little series about my garden for a while now, and after a good autumn clean up this afternoon I feel like I have the words at last. There's a fair bit to tell, so this will be split into 3 installments.Way back at the beginning of 2011, in the … Continue reading Growing a Garden Part One
Right now, I am...revelling in the unexpectedly good summer we have been havingrelishing our Sunday morning visits to the vege market literally just down the roadexploring new corners of our city with spontaneous weekend adventuresloving early morning, late night and any-time-of-the-day phone calls with familyquietly content with this lovely life I have with my lovely … Continue reading Right now..
Back in November, I wrote about our journey towards starting a family and our progress so far. We've had lots of downtime and family time over the summer to reflect and discuss and research and start to get really excited about the changes this year will hold! This time last year, we were in a … Continue reading The ‘Perfect’ Donor
It's no secret that B and I want to have kids. Family, friends and even colleagues will readily acknowledge that there are few things more important to us, and that not only is our desire for children strong, it's also immediate. You could say we've been building up to it for a while - we … Continue reading Maybe Baby
The school librarians at work sent out a request on the last day of term: they wanted us to take a photo of a bookshelf in our house for a competition in Book Week, where the students will have to guess which bookshelf belongs to which teacher. I have to admit, I had quite a … Continue reading Clues to a Life Well Read?