Category Archives: single motherhood

My boy is one

The cliche about time slipping by quickly when you have a baby is true. This time last year, we were still in the maternity hospital, expecting to be discharged on day five. Instead, we were taxied across town that day … Continue reading

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Happy 2017

Seems a long time ago now but Christmas was a special one for me this year. My boy was oblivious despite the Christmas jumpers he was forced to wear (the only present he got from me) but I loved it. … Continue reading

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We have a date (kind of)

It’s 6.30am and I’ve been awake since 3am. I’ve been sleeping much better in the last month but my mind is busy tonight, and there’s no point in lying in bed with a mental to do list keeping me awake. … Continue reading

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The quickening

Sounds like a horror film. Last week, at 22 weeks, I finally recognised that what I was feeling in my belly was the baby moving. You see the movement at this stage described as flutters or a feeling like gas … Continue reading

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21 week scan

I had my first midwife visit at the local clinic last Monday and my “big scan” at 21 weeks at the public hospital today. Humour the 42-year-old me while I clutch at the last vestiges of my youth: when I … Continue reading

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Donor Conception Network materials

I ordered a few items from the UK Donor Conception Network. I love this DVD. It features donor-conceived children/young people from solo mum and lesbian families (one film) and heterosexual couple families (the other film) talking about their origins and … Continue reading

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Granny knits #3, #4 and #5

This woman is a machine! Blue with white rectangles and choo-choo train buttons: Blues with choo-choo train button: My favourite: cream bubble wool with lemon trim and yellow pencil buttons, so soft: I’d better learn how to knit a matinee … Continue reading

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