Giveaway: 5 mini bundles of Waterbaby

In the first of two giveaways for you today, I have five mini bundles of 8 bottles of Waterbaby pregnancy care drink for five lucky winners. WaterBaby is an award winning pregnancy care drink which combines hydration with the essential nutrition required in pregnancy. Each bottle of WaterBaby contains the recommended daily allowance of folic acid plus a careful blend of vitamins and minerals including… Continue Reading “Giveaway: 5 mini bundles of Waterbaby”

Birth predictions, the winners!

A few weeks ago I invited you all to guess a few things about Squidge/Lydia’s birth, and now that she has safely here we have our answers… and our winners! What day will I give birth? 27th February How much will Squidge weigh? 9 lb 3 Will it be a boy or a girl? Girl We’ve totted up the results, listed everyone who guessed correctly,… Continue Reading “Birth predictions, the winners!”

It’s a girl!!

Allow me to introduce Lydia Elizabeth Corkhill… Squidge Lydia was born at 1:24pm on Wednesday 27th February 2013, weighing in at 9 lb 3, after a long & difficult labour which was also followed by postpartum haemorrhaging. More on that particular story to come! The hospital staff were amazing. We were discharged from hospital yesterday afternoon and have spent a happy and relaxed first day… Continue Reading “It’s a girl!!”

Playing the waiting game

Hello! I’m still here, still pregnant! Still waiting… With 3 days to go till my official due date I’m starting to run low on patience, and energy for that matter! I have been continuing to have tightenings on and off, but I have no idea when this baby is going to be here. I’m starting to think that it is a little too comfortable in… Continue Reading “Playing the waiting game”

SquidgeWatch: 39 Weeks, with added drama!

This week’s SquidgeWatch post is a few days late because we had a little bit of drama on Monday! While I was sorting out the dishwasher and starting to prepare lunch for Georgie & myself, I managed to fall over. We’re not talking about a small stumble here folks, I went flying and even brought a baby gate down with me! It was one of… Continue Reading “SquidgeWatch: 39 Weeks, with added drama!”

Our last little outing, just the two of us?

As my due date draws closer (and my bump grows ridiculously larger), I am increasing conscious of the fact that we only have a few more precious days with just Georgie, James & myself all on our own. For so long now Georgie and I have spent every weekday together, just the two of us, and now we will be adding a new personality to… Continue Reading “Our last little outing, just the two of us?”

SquidgeWatch: 37 Weeks

I reached the 37 week milestone yesterday, which basically means that this baby could come whenever it wants now! We have been continuing to prepare for a natural birth, organising childcare for Georgie (my MIL is going to come over & watch her), adjusting the contents of my hospital bag, and re-reading the info book the hospital have given us. I’ve even made sure I… Continue Reading “SquidgeWatch: 37 Weeks”

What’s in a name?

With our first pregnancy, we talked about names quite a lot, and we had favourites for both a boy and a girl from quite early on. We actually chose “Georgiana Alice” from about halfway through the pregnancy and didn’t change our mind about it being our choice for a girl from that point until the birth. When our little girl was put into James’s arms,… Continue Reading “What’s in a name?”

Squidgewatch: 36 Weeks (scan day!)

I had my 36 week scan today & can confirm miracles can happen! Defying the predictions and expectations of my consultants, ultrasound technicians and ourselves, my placenta has shifted out of the way and I have been cleared for a natural birth! I was diagnosed with Complete Placenta Praevia at 20 weeks and put on strict pelvic rest. After my bleeding/low placenta problems with Georgie’s… Continue Reading “Squidgewatch: 36 Weeks (scan day!)”