It's been a couple of years since my C-Section with Gremlin, and I had another one planned with Cay, but that never happened. The situation around Gremlin's birth was similar to Cay's birth; I started having contractions in the early hours of the morning but I had no idea I was busy going into labor.… Continue reading Things I didn’t know about C-Sections before my own
I've been feeling very optimistic about fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes. Especially my jeans. "I have a few awesome jeans, okay?" Unfortunately, as quickly as the enthusiasm arrives, it leaves again. I can't fit into anything. It's been a month. Surely one pair would allow me to fit into them.. So its been a month… Continue reading Me but Not Really Me
Gremlin is just over a week old and already someone asked me if I want another baby... "My goodness, just because I have a fresh scar, doesn't mean I want it reopened again." When I heard the question leave her mouth, I laughed nervously. Then I tried to come up with an escape plan to avoid… Continue reading No, thank you, please!
Monster has been home all week with me. Mostly because Byren has been sick and I can't drive at this stage, but also because it's nice to spend some time alone with him before Gremlin arrives. Which is tomorrow already!! Can you believe it? Because I can't! I can't believe that in less than 12 hours,… Continue reading Peace of Mind
This morning I woke up around 06:30 to darkness outside. At first I thought maybe I had set my alarm clock for 'way too early' but no such luck. I dragged myself out of bed; mostly because I struggle to get out of bed normally. I tried to walk as fast as possible to the… Continue reading Bad Mama: Stormy Weather and Wet Toes
Today felt like a total mission. Gremlin still hasn't gotten use to the idea that there is no more space in my belly to move around freely. He stretches and kicks as if there is space, but there isn't.. It's actually painful feeling him move around.. And if he wants to find space, I have a… Continue reading The Pressure Pot
"Save the beaver, have a (sic) Caesar" is one of those inflammatory slogans tossed around about childbirth, along with ‘You're not a real mother unless you've had natural birth’. ~ From Parents24.co.za Have you heard this saying before? Well, I haven’t and I have a child already. I think I need to spend more time… Continue reading VJ Delivery vs. C-Section Delivery