My gorgeous boy
Sep17

My gorgeous boy

When I was expecting my second child, my husband, himself a second child who firmly believed second children get a raw deal, said he would be the baby’s supporter and defender. After my hardest pregnancy, exacerbated by a huge bump and a hot summer, my gorgeous boy came into the world – a big, grey lump. He was the wrong colour and he took a while to breathe and he had a heart murmur (gone within weeks). My husband told me...

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More on pregnancy and birth aka babies and minnies
Aug27

More on pregnancy and birth aka babies and minnies

Some more of the mysteries of birth, babies, and ‘minnies’. All from my daughter, aged 5. Mummy, did you need a wee when your baby was coming? Did your baby come out of your minnie? Why can’t you have a baby when you’re a Grandma? What if you were swimming and your baby came out of your minnie? I don’t even remember coming out of your minnie. Do the boys remember it? When you were little, did you ask...

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The mystery of pregnancy and birth
Aug26

The mystery of pregnancy and birth

The mystery of pregnancy and birth – how the blinking flip do babies get out? And what happens to them on the inside? Luckily and surprisingly, no-one has ever asked me how they got there in the first place! LG age 4 1/4: When babies are in mummies’ tummies, do they get all dirty when the mummy eats food? B1 age 9: What would happen if you were a man and you gave birth? B2 age 6 3/4: How did your tummy make me so big...

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