Monthly Archives: October 2015

Granny knits #2

Because every newborn needs at least two contrasting red and blue matinee coats in his wardrobe. Star buttons this time :-)

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First GP visit

I’ve opted for combined care, which means I don’t need to trek to the public maternity hospital for antenatal visits and instead alternate between my GP and local health care centre. Today was my first GP visit and all was … Continue reading

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Granny knits

Granny has already started knitting matinee coats. You can’t see them but the buttons are red and blue dolphins :-)

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A boring first trimester

I’m not sure about keeping up the blogging. I don’t think the world needs yet another pregnancy blog and, so far, my experience has been uneventful. I haven’t been sick, just slightly irritated by cooking smells early on, especially around … Continue reading

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Harmony test result

The results of the Harmony blood test came back fine – very low chance (1/10,000) of Down, Edward and Patau syndrome. And midwife H was correct about the gender – it’s a little, long-legged boy! It’s sunny and bright out … Continue reading

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Teardrop on the fire

WNYC radio’s New Sounds programme recently played a piano-only version of Massive Attack’s gorgeous song Teardrop, which reminded me of the video for the original: equal parts creepy and compelling. I saw Massive Attack in concert last year and was … Continue reading

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Harmony test – 13 weeks

The €550 I spent on the Harmony test at the private arm of the maternity hospital must rank among the best money I have ever spent on anything in my life. Barring the €33,000-odd I’ve spent getting pregnant in the … Continue reading

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