This Is 23

It’s 3am. It’s 3am and I’m listening to my son babble to himself. It’s eerily quiet tonight. Almost as if the world is holding its breath. Happy birthday to me! It’s 3am and I’m officially twenty-three. It’s 3am and I’m pinching myself. How did another birthday arrive so quickly? Where did the last year go? […]

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The First Week: Nightmares & NICU

The first week is all about survival. That’s what I was told. In Caelen’s case, it was literal. After his birth, we spent a glorious (not) twelve hours at the hospital before we were discharged to go to a birthing unit or go home. I chose to stay in town because I (and my mum) was […]

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The Birth Story

*Please skip this post if you aren’t comfortable with words like cervix, catheter, dilation, dildo, vagina, and mild swearing. If you happened to read my post about being thirty-seven weeks pregnant, then you would know that this is not the typical ‘oh no, my waters broke!’ birth story. It is a long, complicated journey that involved a […]

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Thirty Seven Weeks Pregnant

6th February 2017 This is it. The deciding week. My mum and I headed to Hamilton. Both of us had a funny feeling about this growth scan, so we packed our bags to stay for a while AKA we packed as if I was going to have the baby in the same week. It felt so surreal […]

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