The Portrait Series: 47/52

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He will always be my baby.

In these last few days or weeks before the baby comes, I find myself wanting endless cuddles.
Despite the heat, I want him close to me so I can study him exactly as he is right now.
The way he curls up in my lap so the top of his head rests just under my chin.
The way he still has pudgy hands and dimples where his knuckles will eventually be.
The way he says, “Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Mom.”
And the way every time he says it, it makes me smile in wonder that I am read more

A Refreshing Pregnancy Mocktail

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This pregnancy mocktail ticks all of the prepartum boxes!
It is delicious.
It is refreshing.
And it helps to tone your uterus!
So if you are knocked up, knock one back!

Here is how to make the Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Mocktail.

Take a large glass.
Fill it half way with ice.
Add a handful or so of frozen raspberries…as many or as few as you like.
Fill the glass two thirds of the way with cold raspberry leaf tea.  I brew a big batch of raspberry leaf tea and then keep it read more

Zipping Up The Hospital Bag

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I have reached that point in the pregnancy.
That time when you start looking for signs…does the baby feel lower this morning, was that Braxton Hicks especially strong, do I feel nauseous because labour is imminent or simply because I ate too much cake for morning tea?

I think all women like to think their intuition is spot on when it comes to their babies.
But I openly admit I have no idea!
I have a vague feeling this one might be a girl.
But as for arrival date, it could be tomorrow or it read more

Sunday Styles: Body Image in Pregnancy

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Body image in pregnancy is a funny thing.

I don’t usually ponder my body…I certainly used to but I suppose these days I don’t have the time or the extra mental space to consider it much beyond the fact that it is functioning.
During pregnancy though I do spend a fair bit of time examining my body.
Mostly it is in wonderment.
I absolutely love being pregnant.  I think it is absolutely amazing.
It is an honour to be able to conceive and grow a baby.  It is not something that I take read more

The Portrait Series: 46/52

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I normally don’t condone climbing on the kitchen table.
But I do understand the allure of sunflowers.
My first week of maternity leave, or my baby holiday as my husband likes to call it, has come to a close.
Granted I have only had two days at home by myself, but I am struggling to find a rhythm.
Even though I was getting too big to reach the scrub sinks and I was exhausted by the end of the week, I still enjoyed waddling into work.
My days at work really were my easy days…air read more