the day i watched my mother fall in love

I remember the day that I told my mom that I was pregnant with Morgan-Lee; her face said it all. It was Thursday the 5th of March 2009, the day before my 23rd birthday. I was 22, engaged but still living at home with her, and she was disappointed. I don't hold that against her; …

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the mom bod

At the age of 29 (ok, almost 30), I don't have the body that I want. Heck, most days I wonder how my husband even copes. But then I start thinking about what my body has done over the past 6 and a bit years, and my body issues, they don't seem so important anymore. …

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i really did want to push

I read a blog post yesterday that got me to thinking about my 2 pregnancies and subsequent births. Both were planned c-sections, but that was never the original plan. When I fell pregnant with M-L in February 2009, the plan was a natural birth. I wasn't on a medical aid, and natural birth is far …

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the realisation has hit me

I was lying in bed last night, all stuffy nosed and congested head (the winter flu has finally found me) and it dawned on me that I would never again be pregnant, at least not naturally. Apart from the fact that I am now down 1 entire Fallopian tube from my surgery at the end …

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i don’t have a perfect child

Technically, no one has a perfect child. And I have always been the first to tell people that M-L isn't perfect. Maybe I'm in the wrong. Because according to the parents of her now former crèche, L and I let her get away with anything and we don't discipline her her, and are letting her …

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