The last days of pregnancy – the zwischen

(I wrote this on my due date, three days before my baby arrived. And it’s taken me nine months to finally publish this. There could…

You

Dearest you, I was on the other side of the world watching the cherry blossoms bloom when I began to feel odd. Sick and woozy,…

The middle

Credit: Mark Basarab I have always loved before and after stories. Cinderella transforming into a princess. The ugly duckling becoming a swan. The hungry caterpillar…

Newborn baby essentials for first time parents

So you’re having a baby. You’ve read all the books, your due date is looming and you’ve bought everything you’ll need for yourself postpartum but…

Postpartum essentials: a survival kit for new mum's

Before giving birth, my baby had everything he could need and then some. But as I was so focused on the baby and the birth…

The third trimester of pregnancy – the waddling diaries

I think this answers everything you need to know. But if I have one motto it’s why use ten words when you can use a…

The second trimester of pregnancy – bring on the rainbows and …

Is the second trimester, the best trimester? After months of tireless research – I can conclude categorically that yes, yes it is. Or it was…