Wearing Maternity Clothing at Functions and Events

It can be a nightmare at the best of times in buying the perfect frock for a Christmas party or Birthday. Finding the right dress when pregnant can be doubly difficult. It can be maddening enough just doing a normal shop over the silly season run up to Christmas, having to jostle and push through the masses of shoppers. Thankfully, the internet is here, so we can browse thousands of web sites all selling what we want at ease in Australia. This helps not just with the ease of purchasing, but in my local town there is only one shop …

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Joaquin’s Birth Story Pt. 2: My Repeat CS

Part 2 of our Birth Story and my repeat CS. You can read Part 1 here. D-Day I kept waking up in the middle of the night to pee. It was terrible not being able to drink water since I was on strict no food or water fasting after midnight. I drank water ’til it was 11:59 PM. Haha! Oscar and I woke up around 5AM. Well, he found me awake moving about the room, cleaning. I clean when I’m nervous or stressed. I was scheduled to be brought down to the OB Complex for prep at 6AM, delivery at …

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Joaquin’s Birth Story Pt. 1

Hi everyone! Sorry for my blogging break. We’ve been terribly busy physically and emotionally because of our newborn! I had a repeat cesarean section two weeks ago because it showed on my 36th week ultrasound that my baby boy is a bit big for his age and my lower uterine segment has thinned below what my OB-GYN was comfortable with that would allow me to do a VBAC. Today was supposed to be my due date! But our little boy, Joaquin, is 3 weeks old now and we’re all just so in love with him! Let me share to you …

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Pregnancy Corner: 36 Weeks Pregnant

12:40 AM, August 4, 2014 I was just about to drift off to sleep when I felt something wet dripping down the side of my left thigh. I first thought I had peed myself from drinking so much water, but was shocked to see bright red blood on my hands when I wiped it off to check. I didn’t get up, I just shouted for Oscar who was in the kids’ room/his office. When I got up, more dripped down my legs as I made my way to the bathroom where I felt the need to pee. More blood was in …

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Pregnancy Corner: 34-35 Weeks Pregnant Update

Let me try and get an update up now before a new week starts and before things suddenly start rolling. I’m putting up updates of my 34th, 35th and 36th week of pregnancy. I am now 36 weeks pregnant, and boy, have we been through a lot these past week. Below is an account of what happened two days before I was 35 weeks pregnant. August 2nd, I had my repeat ultrasound scan because the week prior to that, it showed that I had low normal amniotic fluid. My AFI was around 7.7 cms. I wasn’t so concerned at first …

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32 Weeks Pregnant and Preparing for the New Baby

I am 32 weeks pregnant and running (not really, ‘coz I can’t!) around crazy trying to get things ready for our little September baby. While I have his clothes and receiving blankets ready in his own closet, they still need to get washed with Cycles Laundry Detergent. I’m actually excited to wash his clothes because I get to smell that baby-smell again! I also got Jacob’s old car seat and stroller out ready to be cleaned, as well as his Fisher Price bouncer. Look at how pristine I’ve kept them all. It pays to be an OC mommy! Honestly, the …