Category Archives: single mum

Bye Bye Boobies (Boobies Bye Bye)

I had intended to express for six months, partly out of sheer stubbornness owing to the slightly outrageous €168 price tag on the electric breast bump I got the day I returned from the maternity hospital: I figured the cost … Continue reading

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Feeling grateful

We had our six-week appointment at the children’s hospital near the end of May to see how my boy’s heart was holding up after the valvuloplasty (every time I hear this, it sounds more like a vaginal rejuvenation job than … Continue reading

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Or not…

The day ward have sent me home after all, not sure what to think of this. Yesterday’s doctor gave me blood pressure medication and it seems to have done the trick –  three readings were down to the late 130s … Continue reading

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Easter baby ahoy

I think I may be induced this weekend, as the spectre of pre-eclampsia has reared its ugly head once again. My blood pressure at my 8am hospital visit today was 160 over something, going down to 145 or so when … 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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